It’s not hard to see why wide attic stairs, especially the glossy side panel, has become very popular lately. As new home builds seem to be getting smaller and smaller, and price increases force many buyers to settle with simple sized properties, homeowners find creative ways to capitalize on the space they have.
Using non-wood or metal glass on your staircase can bring several advantages: Light, the hallway is often the darkest part of the house, which is not ideal for making a good first impression on visitors. The traditional staircase ladder, consisting of handrails and the base rails connected with wood or metal spindles (also called balustrades), will contribute to darkness by blocking precious natural light. Using a glass panel as a filler banister will directly brighten the room by pushing the light to flow more freely.
It’s amazing how glass can make the room feel much bigger. A transparent ledge offers little or no obstruction to the eyes, enhancing the feeling of space. This is especially useful for stairs that are in the living room or dining room because the clear panel makes the structure seem less prominent. Glass is much favored by interior designers at the moment, and will suit almost any age of the property. It can improve the look and feel of a modern house, boosting its contemporary credentials and bringing it bang up to date. At the other end of the age scale, glass can offer an interesting twist to a period home.