Glass Railings - Retrofitting an Older Home

January 2nd, 2017 | in Panorama Glass Blog

In Vancouver and the Lower Mainland area, many of the affordable family-style homes that were built in the 1960’s and 870s have more traditional design detailing. This can mean traditional spindle railings or even staircases surrounded by half-walls built with drywall. Many of these styles of homes are smaller or split-level, which means the staircase is something that you face you as soon as you walk through the front door. Retrofitting an older home with glass railings can be a way to add new design elements that make it feel cleaner, more spacious and modern.

There are many different options to add a glass railing to an existing home. A glass and stainless railing can work even your overall re-design is a part of your rancher-style bungalow home or you are going for a spacious loft-feel with an open-space industrial vibe. A frameless railing is much cleaner than a glass-and-stainless steel railing combo because it doesn't take up any visual space. Plus, the all-glass railing will help to brighten any home. Usually the lack of windows around a staircase of many older homes or the wall facing the staircase means that the area can be quite dark. Using frameless glass railings bounces light from front and back windows in your home, giving it an open and airy feeling.

If you are retrofitting your home with new glass railings, you should contact a professional to help you with the design and installation. The professionals at Panorama Railings have over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. We use superior products and offer the best quality workmanship. We have knowledge of the Vancouver area and have extensive knowledge and expertise for those looking for the latest railing styles and materials. Our design professionals can also help you make decisions about glass railings to help you maintain the integrity and beauty of your existing home.

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