If you are planning on getting an outdoor kitchen installed on your patio, it’s a great way to make optimal use of the available space. An outdoor kitchen becomes the perfect setting for those weekend BBQ parties you have with your family or dinner parties you organise for friends.
While getting an outdoor kitchen installed in this space is an excellent idea, you have to plan it well; ensure you use the available space in the best possible way and that any feature you add is functional, aesthetically appealing and that it adds to the value of your home. While many people like outdoor kitchens, they don’t like the fact that the half-height walls create a solid feature that blocks the view of the landscaping and surrounding areas.
An outdoor kitchen is a transitional space and the idea is to use it functionally without hampering the flow of spaces and design elements. The one way to get all this and more is to opt for glass balustrading. This has become a very popular feature and is used in residential and commercial spaces to great effect.
Frameless Glass Balustrade – Different Aspects To Consider
While a glass balustrade may seem like a simple enough structure, it’s a specialised feature that should be installed by professionals. There are a number of aspects that have to be taken into account when frameless glass balustrades are being designed for your outdoor kitchen setting:
The Available Space
The experts that you hire for the job will come and survey the space. They need to ensure that the balustrade installation will have a solid base to be fitted on. They will also check whether there is are steady wall surfaces at the end, where the balustrades can be anchored.
The Type of Balustrade
Today, there are a number of different types of balustrades to choose from such as framed, semi-framed and frameless. The one you choose will be based on your preferences, the design of the other installations in your home as well as the architectural styling of your home. Since glass is transparent, it rarely ever clashes with any home design or interior design concept. In fact, it fits in perfectly and adds a cohesive look to the space.
You can choose between glass panels that range in thickness from 10mm-18mm and more (if required). If you are more comfortable with having thicker glass installed, you can inform the balustrade company about it, and they will use that material. It’s a good idea to opt for toughened and laminated glass as this will mean it is less prone to breaking on impact.
Light and Openness
There are times when people get an outdoor kitchen built on their patio, but then find that the adjacent indoor living space becomes a little darker. This problem can easily be solved by adding a glass balustrade installation. You can choose to get clear glass installed, without any etching or other embellishments; this allows more natural light into the indoor areas of the home.
Privacy and Safety
If these are the aspects you are focusing on, you may want to consider getting half-height, frosted glass panels installed in the balustrade. These will still bring in a certain amount of light and an airy feel into your outdoor kitchen, and provide you the privacy you want. They are an excellent option for homes that are located in a very busy neighbourhood or ones that have an adjacent property very close to theirs.
We at Quantum Frameless Glass provide excellent, customised glass balustrade solutions for residential and commercial spaces. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.
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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
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