If you’re looking for a way to update the décor in your Toronto home or office, installing glass railings can give your space the modern and sleek appearance you’re hoping for. Glass railings can be used indoors or out, for balconies, decks, or stairways, for commercial or residential buildings. They are an incredibly versatile and certainly beautiful to addition to almost any location.
Among the many benefits of glass railings is the low amount of maintenance required. Particularly for exterior railings, the glass and metal used are quite weather-resistant and not given to rot or degradation over time. The only cleaning needed is with glass cleaner and a soft cloth. In cases where the glass is difficult to reach like outer surfaces on balconies, Toronto Railings offers a new ‘self-cleaning’ glass that repels dust and dirt and involves little manual work.
Glass railings are available in a many different styles, and we can make alterations to the shape of glass, so as to fit the perimeter of any deck or balcony. There are a range of tints and thicknesses for you to choose from, offering you both privacy and safety. The possibilities for glass railings are almost endless.
Using Glass Railings on Balconies
For either interior or exterior balconies, glass railings are a beautiful choice.
When using the railings on exterior balconies, there are benefits inside and out. From the outside of your home, a glass railing on a balcony will lend a modern and unique feel to the façade. From inside, you will have an uncompromised view, without needing to peer through slats or crane your neck to see over the railing. It also allows you to decorate however you wish, when wrought iron or wooden options may limit your style of décor.
Additionally, glass railings are ideal for children’s safety; they will no longer need to climb to the top of the railing to see the scenery. And the glass panels can be fit tightly together so no one, child or pet, can get stuck or even fall through.
For interior balconies or lofts, the railings can add beauty and definition without extensive renovations. You would be able to see your entire home, only adding to an open layout. Glass also would let you play with lighting schemes, altering effects as you see fit.
Glass Railings Providing Safety and Privacy on Decks and Patios
Not just balconies, but decks and patios can also benefit from exterior railings made from glass. They offer not only an unfettered view from your home, they also provide a range of options for your privacy and the safety of your family.
Glass railings can almost be considered a necessity for a deck or patio; one of the reasons you bought your house may have been the view from your back patio, and it’s only right that you can enjoy it without any obstructions. Using glass gives the impression that there is no barrier between you and the scenery, as well as providing considerable natural light.
These exterior railings are available in tinted, frosted, or in a range of colours, all to provide you with the level of privacy you prefer. They are also offered in tempered glass or laminated, adding more protection from dangerous UV rays. In addition, the railings are completely closed. This means there are no gaps for pets or children to get stuck in or push items through. Exterior glass railings offer protection in more ways than you ever expected.
Opening Your Floor Plan with Glass Staircase Railings
There are several good reasons for selecting glass railings for your staircase. It is an aesthetically pleasing addition to a home, and has safety features not available with more conventional staircase railings. Here are a few reasons to choose glass:
- Safety – People, often children, may leave things on stairs. With an open view of the staircase, it’s likely that items will be removed more often, therefore decreasing the possibility of tripping. Also, you can see people coming up or going down, so you can keep an even closer eye on where the kids are.
- Opens the Space – Staircases are usually a central fixture in a home, and with enclosed railings, this can cause your home to feel smaller and disjointed. When installing glass railings, it transform your interior into a wide open space, creates continuity from one part of the house to another, and gives the impression of a much larger home.
- Adds Value – Glass railings can add considerable aesthetic value to a home, especially in cases where you are looking to sell at some point. It is a unique feature that can certainly wow potential buyers.
- Versatility in Your Décor – A glass railing does not interfere with the feel of a home, and does not need to be a focal point in your décor, like a heavy carved railing would be. Your options for the interior design of your home would increase; for example, there are more possibilities of lighting as there is no longer any obstruction in the views of your home.
It’s also important to note, that while all of the above reasons are related to a residence, they also apply to commercial and business settings.
Glass Railings Give Your Office a Professional, Modern Look
There is nothing more dreary than a dark office, lit only with incandescent—or worse, fluorescent—light bulbs. Walls and interior balconies are made of plaster or wood, blocking vast amounts of natural light. Replacing balcony and staircase railings with glass would quickly update a space, bringing in lots of sunshine and giving the impression of a more modern décor.
Using glass railings in small offices would create the appearance of more room. They lend a clean aesthetic to almost any space, making it feel sleeker and more professional. Glass makes even the most boring office better.
Here at Toronto Railings, we provide the highest quality railings with the best customer service.