At Unity Metal we have been manufacturing and supplying high quality glass railing systems for many years. As glass railings have grown in popularity, people have started to use them for a variety of different areas within their home. This is not surprising as glass railings look modern and stylish, and with very little maintenance required they will last for up to 10 years in your home without needing to replace them. If you are looking to add glass railings to your home, there are many ways you can incorporate them into both the interior and exterior. Here we explore 5 different ways that you can use glass railings.
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Use Glass Railings for Your Staircase
Creating a centrepiece with your staircase is easily achieved with glass railings as they work to provide the illusion of more space and look stylish and modern. If you have a fairly small home then glass railings for your staircase will not block the light and so you’re home will feel more spacious and light.
The best part about going for glass on your staircase is that there are a number of different options for you to choose from so that you can have your own style reflected in your design. At Unity Metal we can manufactured glass that is crystal clear, add colour to the glass or even a pattern designed. Our stainless steel fittings can also be tailored to your style with square or rounded posts and frames, and a choice of mirror, brushed or matte finish.
When it comes to choosing the right glass for your staircase, remember that not all glass is appropriate. At Unity Metal we only use tempered glass in our railing systems as we ensure all railings meet international safety standards. Tempered glass, or sometimes called toughened glass, is roughly 4 times stronger than regular glass and if broken, it will not shatter, making it perfect for areas like staircases.
The most popular choice for an indoor staircase within a private home is the 12mm tempered glass. This will provide the safety and security that you want for your staircase, with minimal maintenance required to keep the railings in great condition.
Use Glass Railings for Your Balcony
Another great way to use glass railings in your home is to install them on your balcony. Doing this will not only give you an edgeless effect when you sit outside, but it will also make the view easier to see and enjoy. There are a number of different glass railing options that would work well for balconies, but we would recommend choosing a frameless railing system as this will allow you to enjoy uninterrupted views from your balcony. These types of glass railings can be attached to the side of the balcony or to the floor using an aluminium base shoe and high quality stainless steel clamps.
If you don’t like the idea of a frameless look, you can also choose semi-frameless or ones with a strong stainless steel frame that works to create a specific design that you like. It’s important to think about the look of your property and purchase glass railings that are sympathetic to the design that you already have in place.
Use Glass Railings in Your Kitchen
You may think the idea of glass railings in your kitchen seems far-fetched, but this is not the case at all! Many people choose glass railings in their kitchen to be able to divide up the space without losing access to the light and airy feel they love. When you are choosing the glass for your kitchen, it is advisable to think about how much cooking you do and what you usually cook, especially if you spend a lot of time in the area. Tempered glass that is at least 12mm thick is what we supply as standard at Unity Metal as this will protect you, your family and any guests in the event of an accident in the kitchen. We would also recommended using a higher grade stainless steel for the fittings in these railing systems as they environment of a kitchen can impact the stainless steel.
Ultimately, the only thing that is stopping you from incorporating glass railings in your kitchen is your own imagination – so start thinking outside of the box today!
Use Glass Railings On Your Deck Or Patio
When it comes to outdoor living, you will probably want to keep your sleek and clean theme from the inside and take it outside. One simple way to do this is by installing glass railings around your deck or patio, helping to make it a space all of its own. What’s great about doing this is that the glass railings will not stop you from enjoying the view but they will offer safety and security for you when you are outside. They also look amazing and will help to elevate your current outdoor space into one that makes your friends green with envy!
As with balconies, you can choose frameless, semi-frameless and stainless steel-supported glass railings for your deck or patio, depending on your style goals. They are also really easy to install and give off an air of luxury that will make your outdoor space another valuable room in your home. If your current deck or patio leads onto your garden then glass railings are still an option and can be designed with an entranceway that you can use to get into the garden as well as along any steps down that you may need to be installed.
Invest in Your Own Versatile Glass Railings Today
Choosing glass railings is a great way to add style and luxury to your property without having to spend hours cleaning or maintaining them as well as providing you with clear and unobstructed views. Many people are choosing to add glass railings to their homes as they are versatile and can be used in a wide range of ways to provide you with the best results.
Remember, while we’ve provided you with some specific ways you can use glass railings, there are many more you can choose from, including room dividers, pool fencing, showers, fireplace surrounds and more! At Unity Metal, we take pride in creating the best glass railing options around and can supply them to suit your specifications. Simply get in touch with our team of experts and let us help you achieve the look you need!