Can Balustrades be Glamorous?

If you have ever walked up and down a flight of stairs that has steel balustrading, you have probably noticed that sleek appeal and the contemporary look and feel that steel balustrading brings. While steel balustrades look nice they can add glamour and appeal to what was once a boring and bland staircase. Around your home, a boring staircase is now a glamorous staircase that your friends and family are bound to admire.

Balustrades are normally used on one, or both sides of a stairway but they can also be used as borders around decks, pools, verandas, balconies and porches. Today there are two main styles of balustrades – stainless steel and glass.

Stainless steel – apart from looking glamorous has other advantages including –

  • These styles of balustrades are so easy to combine looks – old and new, rustic, and contemporary. Steel balustrades look amazing when teamed with glass, wood, or even stone which gives your home a look that is both appealing and contrasting. Basically, steel balustrades can be mixed and matched with a range of different materials to provide you with that *wow* factor.
  • Steel balustrades are durable compared to other materials like wood that are prone to splitting, fading and scratching. Stainless steel balustrades are built to last! They can handle pretty much anything you can throw at them, and they don’t rust. They are incredibly long lasting when cared for properly and don’t need any special treatment just an occasional clean to keep them looking their best.
  • Stainless steel balustrades create a luxurious look because they come in 2 finishes – satin finish or mirror and no matter what you pair them with – they create a luxurious finish. Just imagine how good a stainless-steel balustrade looks next to dark wood, or pair it with glass for an eye-catching look. They can be curved around or kept at simple angles – the choice is yours.

Glass balustrades are a great choice as they can match any decor and all balustrades must have a handrail attached – these come in powder coated aluminium, wood, or stainless steel. The great thing about glass balustrades – apart from how good they look is you don’t need to perform any regular maintenance – such as painting – and they can be used both inside and outside. You will need to keep them clean – just like the windows in your house. Simply set up a regular cleaning schedule with any window cleaning product and that will keep your glass balustrades clean and shiny for many years to come.

Glass balustrades also give your home the illusion of space, unlike other styles of balustrade that can block your view and light, glass balustrades let the light in, and that slight reflection the glass provides will open up your area and make it look larger. Glass balustrades are not only glamourous they give you a slim, clean and clear look without looking bulky. Whether you are building a new home and want to add a glass balustrade, or, you are thinking of updating an existing area glass balustrades are easy to design and simple to have installed.


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When fitted outside glass balustrades will bounce the sunlight off giving visitors a slick, shiny and glamorous impression of your home. They enhance both the interior and exterior of your home. While the initial cost will *set you back* they are completely worth it in the long run as they don’t require any special care and won’t need to be scraped, repainted or stained every year. Glass balustrades will increase the value of your home with their good looks and appeal.

As always when choosing a company to buy from, and to install your balustrades be sure to check out their previous work, and seek out any customer testimonials and feedback. You want experts who are familiar with all the latest Australian Standards and who can complete the work in accordance with these standards. Make sure they check the area of installation properly and have experts that can visit your home and provide you with a written quote.

Balustrades make your home look, new, modern and glamorous, they can be installed quickly and provide safety to you, your family and visitors.