A prestigious Toronto law firm called us about glass railings for remodeling their office, a large Victorian style home that had been converted to an office building in the late 1970’s. They wanted to give the interior a modern look, especially on the upper floor, where they had their conference room. During its original renovation, the second floor had been converted into a mezzanine that looked down onto the lobby. The doors to the conference room opened out to the balcony, which was, at that time, still done in dark hardwoods, burgundy carpeting, and deep leather chairs. In keeping with their more modern interior design, they were making things brighter, and more open with lighter, neutral colored furnishings, glass and stainless steel fixtures. To them, the old, ornate hardwood balcony rail simply had to go.
Glass Railings Make the Most of Natural Light
One of the great features of this office was the abundance of natural light. All the original second floor windows still lined the upper wall of the lobby, and let in plenty of sunshine. By using glass railings along the balcony, the firm would be able to add to their new, modern design and give clients and guests a clear, uncluttered view of the lobby below. We showed them some of the options they had available and they quickly agreed on the style and materials they wanted us to use to add the finishing touches to their project.
At Toronto Railings, we have a multitude of different materials and styles, so it was easy for us to meet the needs of this client. Whether your railing needs are upstairs or down, inside or out, we have the goods, know-how, and expertise to get the job done right, just like you want it.