If you’re one of the millions of Australians who lives in an older home, you might think that it’s simply not possible to incorporate a glass balustrade without ruining the character of your home – but you’d be surprised. Glass balustrades can drastically transform the appearance of any home, and with careful planning and consideration they add a touch of elegance and visual appeal to older homes too.
In this blog post, we’ll highlight some of the top considerations when choosing a balustrade for an older home. If you require further advice and assistance, please feel free to get in touch with our team today and we’ll help you strike a balance between modern and classic in your home.
5 Key Considerations
Australia is home to some classic homes – from country cottages to Queenslanders, Georgian, Filigree, Tudor, Classical, city townhouses and everything in between, we are spoiled for choice. All these houses are full of character and feature unique architectural elements, and you don’t want to negatively affect this. If you’re looking to add a touch of modernity to your classic home in the form of a glass balustrade, you will need to take the following factors into account.
Older homes are unique. You might have a red brick home, a historic home or an architecturally significant home. If you find yourself gazing at new homes equipped with glass balustrades and wondering whether this could work in your home, we believe it can. You just need to think about the space you have available to you, the colour scheme of your home and the surrounding area. Many older homes can be quite dark and foreboding, so a glass balustrade might be just what you need to lighten up the area and give your home a much-needed refresh.
- Durability and Safety
If you have a young family and/or pets, a glass balustrade will significantly improve safety around your home. Existing balustrades in older homes may be past their prime, or they may have been constructed in a time when safety guidelines were not as thorough as they are today. Rest assured that in engaging Railsafe as your preferred balustrade provider, you will receive the best quality toughened glass which is fully compliant with the Building Code of Australia and safety guidelines.
Does your home feel a bit dark and moody? This is probably due to the lack of light flow caused by solid brick walls, fences, railings and decks. By adding a glass balustrade, the mood of your home will be instantly transformed into bright and happy, as light passes freely between the glass and into adjacent rooms/areas of your house. The biggest improvements will be felt in areas surrounded by a solid wall, such as outdoor entertaining areas. Prepare to be blown away, because a glass balustrade will take summer barbecues and dinner parties to a whole new level.
- Choose Your Design
Glass balustrades come in two different styles: frameless and semi-frameless. You can choose a design to match your existing design. In our experience, frameless designs are the preferred choice for older homes, particularly those in the Victorian style. This is because frameless balustrades have a minimalistic appearance that will not detract from surrounding features/materials.
Transform Your Classic Home – Contact Railsafe For a Quote Today
RAILSAFE are a leading supplier of glass balustrades in Sydney, and our team would love to play a part in transforming your home. Our range will blend in seamlessly with your existing features whilst enhancing aesthetic appeal and liveability. Discover the possibilities – call us today on (02) 9905 8773, or submit an enquiry via our website to obtain an obligation free quote.