Choosing the Best Balustrading

Balustrades not only make your stairways, decks, balconies and mezzanines safer, but also reflect your personal taste. Choosing the right balustrading can really improve your home’s aesthetic appeal.

When selecting your balustrade, be sure to take into consideration factors such as:

  • durability
  • maintenance
  • style
  • aesthetics

You should also ensure that the material and style that you pick matches the architecture of your house.

The strength and practicality of concrete means that it can be used both indoors and out. Plus there are a variety of designs, such as classical Greek, Roman and modern, that can be created to complement the style and architecture of your home. Since these balustrades generally come in neutral colours, they can easily blend with or bring out the paintwork of your home.

Another balustrade material that’s perfectly suited to indoor and outdoor applications is steel. In addition to being simple, sturdy and durable, steel is also cost effective. These balustrades come in a range of colours and finishes and those with a powder-coated finish ensure easy cleaning and resistance to wear and tear. A balustrade with a mix of steel and glass creates a highly contemporary feel.

Balustrades

Glass is also particularly appealing to those wanting an unobtrusive space divider and provides maximum enjoyment of surrounding views.  It is also great for allowing light through and, with modern materials and standards, is very safe when designed and installed correctly. A frameless glass balustrade is an elegant option and can be further enhanced with decorative frosted vinyl window applications. These can be custom designed to enhance the unique look of your home.

Last, but certainly not least, is timeless wood. This is the most commonly used material for balustrades given the vast array of species that can be used and the various designs that can be carved. Ideally wood should be used in homes that already feature a lot of wood and other natural materials as these add to the warmth of a room.

Whichever material you choose, be sure that your balustrades are both stylish and safe.

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