Traditional-styled structures have a distinctive old-world charm and are reminiscent of a bygone era. If you have a Victorian-styled older home or even one that’s built in a rustic cottage style, making upgrades and adding new features can sometimes prove to be quite challenging. Most of the structures are built with materials such as natural stone, brick and wood.
When you add any new features to these structures, you would have to focus on ensuring that the new installations do not mar the appearance of your home. To a certain degree, this limits the materials you can use in home improvement projects.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a material that would look stunning, be functional, yet fit in perfectly with the overall aesthetic of your traditional-styled home? This is exactly what glass balustrades can do. Take a look at why glass balustrades are an ideal choice when it comes to home improvement projects in your traditional-styled home.
Why glass balustrades are ideal for traditional-styled home
#1 Architectural Styling
Glass has an undying appeal and creates an impact without overwhelming the look of the space it is installed in. It is an extremely versatile material and can be used to great effect in indoor as well as outdoor settings. While a glass balustrade may seem like a very modernistic feature, the fact is that glass is very unobtrusive. This is why it fits in perfectly with all types of architectural styles.
#2 Design Compatibility
If you have a Victorian style villa with wide verandas or balconies with wooden railings that need to be replaced, you can consider installing glass balustrades in these areas. Opt for frameless features as these would not affect the look of any other materials or structures on your balcony or veranda. If you like something a little more elaborate, you can opt for etched, bevelled or tinted glass. Not only will this lend a very unique look to the feature, but can also complement the traditional style of your home.
#3 The Weight Aspect
The other important aspect of installing glass balustrades on traditional-styled buildings is their weight. These structures are considerably lighter than metal or concrete railings and you wouldn’t have to be concerned about whether your balcony or staircase can bear the weight of the new feature.
#4 Ease of Installation
When you are getting any new feature installed in an older home, you want to make sure that the flooring, walls or other features aren’t damaged in any way. Glass balustrade installation is very simple. All you need is a firm flooring to install the base plates and posts. The walls along the sides can be used for additional support. A very minimal amount of drilling is required and there will no damage to your home, while the balustrades are being installed. In comparison, if you are installing concrete, wood or metal balustrades, they would require more solid supports and the installation would involve heavy drilling on the floors and walls. Sometimes, this can end up causing irreversible damage to the old structure.
The Latest Glass Features
Modern technology has made it possible to manufacture toughened and laminated glass of varying thicknesses that is used in frameless, semi-framed and framed glass balustrade systems. We can customise these panels to suit your requirements and you can also opt for curved glass if you have a winding staircase or a semicircular balcony etc. No matter which way you look at it, glass is a material that can blend in perfectly with your traditional-styled home.
As you can see, glass balustrades will fit in perfectly with your traditionally-styled home. For any more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Quantum Frameless Glass. You can call 1300 298 898 or contact us through this online form.
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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
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