Not every home will have expansive balconies and it’s possible to use a bit of ingenuity and creativity to make even the most compact balcony spaces more functional and comfortable. While most homeowners find ways and means to add custom furniture and other features that are proportionate to the dimensions of the space, they rue the fact that they and can’t make their small balconies look open and expansive.
We at Quantum believe that this is easily possible with the addition of custom-designed glass balustrades. We are one of the leading companies in this space and work very closely with our customers to provide solutions that match their requirements and fit perfectly into their budget.
How glass balustrades are a value-add
Our frameless and semi-framed glass balconies can be designed in such a way that even a compact balcony can be made to look expansive. There are a number of aspects where glass balustrades can add expansiveness to a compact balcony; let’s take a look at what these are:
If you have a balcony with three walls and only one open side that can give a boxed-in effect to the space. And if this space is small and has a concrete or metal balustrade that can darken the area and make it look even smaller than it already is. However, when you choose to get glass balustrading installed in this type of a balcony, it allows more light to filter through. This also helps open up the space and makes it look brighter. You can add some light-coloured furnishings to the outdoor furniture here to enhance this effect.
A small balcony with a concrete balustrade or even a wooden one can block the views and that also creates a cramped feeling when you are using that area. Adding a well-designed, semi-frameless glass balustrade can open up the views. Not only does this allow you to enjoy the views of the surroundings, but it also creates a sense of openness in the compact balcony.
Safety and aesthetics
Homeowners that have kids are always concerned about the safety aspect and make it a point to install features that will enhance the safety of their home to keep their kids safe. This is also why they choose balustrades that have close-set, high vertical sections and most people opt for wooden or metal balustrades. But the fact is that very young kids, as well as pets, can sometimes squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the balustrade feature which can become a very dangerous situation.
Glass balustrades are a great option for these applications too. The glass panels have little to no gaps between the panels and the framing (depending on the type of feature you opt for). Apart from this, since the glass panels are smooth, small children can’t find any handholds or footholds to clamber over the railing. This enhances the safety aspect with no compromise on the aesthetics and openness of the space.
Some more tips
In addition to custom designed glass balustrade features, you should paint the walls in lighter hues, add some mirrors to reflect natural light and include some plants in that area. These things will also make your compact balcony look bigger and aesthetically appealing.
When you hire us for glass balustrade installation, you can rest assured that the work will be carried out safely and efficiently. You will find that we also maintain very competitive pricing. For any more information about our glass balustrades and fencing services, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form. and we will revert quickly.
Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248