Residential Glass Railings
So you really love how open your loft is, and don't want to disrupt the flow. Or maybe the industrial metal look is just an accident waiting to happen for your 3-year-old. But can glass railings really work in a residential or family setting? Once strictly the province of upscale business, glass railings are becoming more common in residential settings. Glass is a truly unique substance, never forming a crystalline structure when it hardens. Though it appears fragile, when properly manufactured it can have great strength, safety and durability. And though you wouldn't usually equate glass railings with family life, just wait until you see the window of opportunity it opens up for you. A floating staircase can form a strong sculptural element or a diaphanous descent into a living area. In high demand with our modern lifestyle, residential glass railings can provide unseen benefits beyond their ability to convey a hip appearance rather than a dowdy family environment. Playroom on the second floor? Glass railings allow you to see up and in, without having to deal with all those stairs for the eighteenth time today that little Jimmy has cried, "Mom! She's not supposed to do that!" about his big sister. Glass railings virtually disappear, providing safety and security without compromising the airy, open feel of your home. In certain circumstances, some training may be involved; a child with a fear of heights may cling to the wall the first few times up and down the stairs, but will eventually realize they are still safe. A seeing-eye dog may also take some time to become comfortable allowing their human to walk close to the edge of what appears to be a sharp fall at first. With a variety of wood and metal trim options, glass railings can look as traditional or contemporary as you want, while keeping your home and family safe and modern. Both modular and custom fabricated options are widely available, with a variety of options available, including textured and frosted glasses, which still allow natural lighting to permeate your home and are easier to keep up with small, sticky fingerprints.
NYC Glass Works offers complete glass solutions throughout New York Metro Area.
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