It’s only when you start looking at the array of balustrades available that you realize that your existing balustrade is a little on the boring side! There are so many options that you need to speak to an expert in balustrades Sydney. This won’t just let you see the range of balustrades possible, you’ll also be able to see some of them in use. Manufacturers, suppliers, and installers are usually more than happy to show you examples of previous work after it’s been fitted.
If you’ve not considered changing your balustrades before you’ll be amazed at how much difference a glass balustrade can make to the light and space of the area.
Here are some great tips to help you choose the right balustrade for your home:
Check The Regs
Before you start it’s worth checking your local regulations to ensure there is nothing that limits your stairs and balustrade choices.
In most cases, there won’t be, but it’s always worth checking. Having to restore the original balustrades will be heart-breaking as well as costly.
You need inspiration! That means visiting your neighbors, your friends, country houses, and even looking through as many décor magazines as you can.
You don’t have to copy other people’s designs, but, looking at what others have done will help you to get an idea of what you think will work for your home. More importantly, you’ll know which style of balustrades you like, that’s half the battle.
If most people you know have the same balustrades then you can speak to your local balustrade supplier and see some of their previous work. You can also check out social media postings, there’s bound to be some inspiration there!
Check Your Supplier
Once you’ve chosen a style you’ll need to approach your local balustrade supplier. However, it is definitely worth turning to social media again and verifying that they’re a good firm to use.
People will be happy to share their experiences but, you’ll need to remember that not everyone can be kept satisfied. A few negative comments can be expected, as long as the majority are positive you’re onto a good thing.
Set a Budget
You need to know how much you can afford to spend. Balustrades can vary wildly in price depending on the size of them, the materials being used, and whether you’re installing them or they’re being installed for you.
Knowing your budget will help you to narrow down your choices and choose the right balustrade.
Don’t forget that the more ornate a balustrade the more difficult it will be to keep clean. You’ll also find that certain materials will require more maintenance than others. In fact, a glass balustrade is one of the easiest to look after!
Wood balustrades are likely to need staining or varnishing every few years and dirt will cling to them more than some other types.
While the level of maintenance shouldn’t put you off the balustrade of your dreams, it is worth being aware of what is involved.