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Glass For Balustrades and More

A modern look for your classy home

Your home is a reflection of your own personal style and taste. If you like clean lines and open space feeling throughout your home then it may be a good idea to add more glass features to your home design. This can be accomplished with some non traditional features that will not only open your space up but also make it feel high class and expensive. Often times glass is used in modern designs but it can be added to contemporary and even industrial designs to give your guest that wow factor. Stairs, balustrade, splashbacks and other home features can be made of glass or incorporate glass to achieve a look that is to die for even if your design isnt strictly modern.

Glass balustrade

A glass balustrade offers an excellent opportunity for more open floor plan. A glass balustrade inside your home is a unique feature that allows light to come in and travel upstairs , downstairs and all over. Gone are the dark corners. They look beautiful framed or frameless and a glass balustrade service can help you choose a style that is right for your home. You’ll also beaboe to choose hardware material which can really tie the whole space together. A glass balustrade service can start at the landing of your stairs and wind all the way down your staircase. A glass balustrade service is a just one way to get more glass features into your home design.

Glass Balcony

If the outside of your home is of modern design then a glass balcony may be a feature you may want to include. On the back of the home with large or just a small sitting area outside of your bedroom a glass balcony gives unobstructed views of the area. It looks so amazing and is the ultimate in outdoor living . even if your home is not designed modern on the outside it still makes for an interesting and eye catching feature for the outside of your home.

Glass Splashbacks

Glass splashbacks in the kitchen are a practical yet beautiful use of glass in your home. Glass splashbacks come in so many shapes and sizes it’s easy to customize to fit the theme or style of your kitchen.the glass splashback is practical as well as functional because it is easy to clean when food gets on it. It protects the wall and possibly any art you may have painted behind it. In kitchens it important that splashbacks to blend seamlessly between the countertops and the cabinets and glass allows you to do that.

Glass is such a versatile material that looks great all over the home. It’s often seen in modern designs and appreciated for its clean lines and its ability to make a space feel more open. But even if you don’t have a modern theme in your home there are still many ways in which you can use glass to create eye catching features.

Most asked questions about a glass balustrade

So you’re wondering if a glass balustrade is the right choice for your home, but you have some questions. Good , that means you are serious about making the right choice for your home or office. Glass balustrades are an amazing addition to any home or office space. They allow for unobstructed views in the space and allow for light and air to flow throughout. They can be customized in a number of different way to fit the space. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about maintenance customization and safety to give you a piece of mind as you make your decisions.


With all that glass what does maintenance for a glass balustrade look like. You’ll see that after your glass balustrade installation indoor or outdoor maintenance is pretty easy. Simple water and a squeegee are really all you need indoors and for an outdoor space you would add white vinegar to the routine. If you have small children or if it’s in a high traffic office space then you may have to clean it once or twice a week to keep fingerprints and smudges to a minimum but it’s not very labor intensive.


Safety can be a big concern when committing to so much glass in your home or office. But you don’t have to worry because the glass that is used in the glass balustrade installation is solid. You can rest assured that this is not the glass that you see in windows or french doors. This glass is thick and it is securely fastened to the hardware to make it sometimes the safest thing in your home. If your worried about height, building regulation and company standards ensure that the glass is tall enough.

Odd angles

Not all home are created the same. If your worried about the odd angle of stairs or landing in your home, don’t sweat the small stuff. Glass balustrade installation is custom to your space so no matter how many stairs are in a funny shape or angle your glass balustrade will fit seamlessly. Handrails add a level of security in tight angles so that you always have something to hold on to. You can have a cool feature even if your home or office is strangely configured or designed.

A glass balustrade is a unique feature for your home or office space. It doesn’t matter how your space is designed or laid out your glass balustrade installation will be customized to fit all your needs and safety concerns. Maintenance is relatively simple and doesn’t require any special tools you don’t already have in your home or office. You’ll be able to enjoy the open and unobstructed views in your home and office and appreciate the flow of light throughout the space. If you have any more questions about how a glass balustrade will fit into your home or business make sure to contact a company and ask.

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How to Clean Glass Streak-Free Like A Pro

Follow the five simple tips from professionals to get a lasting shine on your glass and helps in Streak-Free Glass Cleaning

Let’s say you have a huge house, it has many glass work done in many places. You have a beautiful pool with a glass fence, an elegant bathroom with glass showers and huge mirror and a splashback mirror in the kitchen.

All these glass instalments need a good cleaning, either you need to hire a professional to do the job, or you deem to do it yourself. In any case, it will cost you nothing to know some basic and interesting tips as to how it is done the right way; even if you don’t live in a huge house.

Clean Water

Although this might sound mundane, clean water is the most important tool of a trade when it comes to cleaning glass. Of course, everyone knows what a clean water is, but there is more to it than meets the eye. The thing about glass is that you can see everything with it; all the minute details. This means if you are using hard water from the tape, all the particles and minerals will stick to your glass and you will end up with a shiny glass with streaks and lint on it.

Use distilled water, especially if you are diluting your glass cleaner.There are many ways to make distilled water.

Vinegar for Streak-Free Glass Cleaning

Vinegar stands out from the crowd, it is your winning candidate for removing stains from practically anything. The odour may irk you for the first few minutes but it will go away soon. After all its cleaning your glass for almost no price. Just make a vinegar solution, put it in a spray bottle, and sprinkle sparingly on the glass surface. Who needs chemical cleaners, when you can make an organic one yourself.

Don’t be soapy

The common mistakes that most people do, when glass cleaning , and perhaps this is the most commonly misunderstood perception, is to create so much soap on the surface. The fewer suds on glass the lesser streaks. Unless your glass has some deposits on it, coffee, tea or pet-food stains you should add some soap to your solution, but be gentle and go easy. Just make enough for the stains to go away.

Microfibre, not paper towels

Microfibres are life-savers when it comes to glass cleaning . Gone are the days when people used to carry huge rolls, paper and tissues. Microfibre will leave no streaks on your glass while paper towels will; a lot! So save your glass from an unlimited number of streaks and give the microfibre a thumbs-up. If you don’t have microfibre, go for your morning newspaper. It also does the job well, but don’t forget to wear gloves or you will have all the ink on your hands.

Dry Cloth

Last but certainly not the least; buff it clean. Again the microfibre cloth is an ideal, but if you have an old clean rag that should be fine too. This should be a quick job, just the final touches to the job you have done well. Afterall, you don’t want any streaks left behind. This part of the job, if done regularly after a thorough cleaning, can save your glass from accumulating a whole lot streaks and dirt.

So be it your kitchen splashbacks, the mirror and glass shower in your bathroom, pool-fence or the fancy glass balustrade; if you follow these helpful tips to clean them you are doing a wonderful job.

About MaxGlass

At Max Glass, we have extensive experience working on a range of projects of all sizes and complexity. The glass features we create for you will be tailored to your requirements and the style of your home. In other words, they’ll be unique, creating something you will want to show off to every visitor.

You can use our experience and knowledge to get advice about the possible glass features you can install in your home. To speak to a member of our team, please call us today on 021 02687818.