Glass is one of the oldest building materials in the world, with the art of glassmaking dating back to at least 3,500 BC. Everyone can appreciate the elegance of glass in its many forms, and whilst exterior glass balustrading and pool fencing has grown in popularity over the years, we are now noticing a trend towards using glass throughout the interiors of residential homes. There are a number of advantages to using glass inside your home which you may not be aware of, and in this blog post Railsafe will be highlighting 5 of the top reasons to consider doing just that.
Why You Should Incorporate Glass in Your Home Interior
- Environmentally Friendly
With many homeowners looking to improve their ecological footprint and make their homes more sustainable, it should come as no surprise why glass has become such a popular design feature for residential properties. Glass is an environmentally friendly material which utilises significantly less energy during production, and it can also be produced quickly with less additional materials required. When glass products reach end of life, the glass is 100% recyclable and can be turned into an exciting new product. There’s also a lot less waste with glass, as it can be moulded and shaped to your exacting specifications. Simply put, glass is one of the most environmentally friendly building materials in the world and it’s ideal for the modern home.
2) Elegant and Modern
When glass is used tastefully throughout your home, it creates an elegant and modern appearance which your family and friends are sure to fall in love with. Glass can be used in windows, doors and balustrades to great effect, and you can opt for various finishes (tinted windows, frosted glass etc) to suit your building and décor. Glass will work seamlessly alongside other building materials such as wood and marble, and it will offer an unimpeded view from the indoor living space to the outside world.
3) Insulating Properties & Safety
Glass is an excellent insulator, allowing heat to pass through freely to keep the temperature of your rooms comfortable. If you have young children, you will be pleased to know that modern glass is remarkably tough and difficult to damage. It also does not conduct electricity, so there’s no need to panic about potential electrical issues getting out of hand. Embracing glass inside your home will help to reduce expenditure on heating, and it will also maximise the spread of natural light which means you will be less reliant on artificial lighting.
4) Durable and Easy to Clean
If you want high quality design elements that stand the test of time, glass is the perfect choice. Unlike alternate materials such as wood, glass is renowned for its long-term strength and durability. Even after many years, your glass will still look brand new as it is UV stable and does not discolour, crack or degrade even when placed in a sunny position. All glass supplied by Railsafe conforms with Australian Standards. In the event of a breakage, it will not shatter or create shards and can be easily replaced. When it comes to cleaning, just give your glass a quick wipe down to remove any dust or marks.
5) Make Your Home Look Bigger
Every homeowner wants to make optimal use of the space available to them, and glass will help to create an illusion of having more space as is it is transparent and allows light to pass through and refract. Elements such as glass shelving, glass shower screens and glass tables and balustrades are aesthetically appealing and versatile in functionality. You can use a mix of transparent and frosted glass depending on the room.
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