So, you’re looking to redecorate your home. In particular, you’re looking to add a little bit of intrigue to your backyard area. So far, the area is something of a dead spot. There’s nothing really wrong or ugly about it, of course, it’s just a little bland and could stand to have something a bit more dynamic filling up that space. That said, whatever you choose has to go along with the inground pool you have, and not be too obtrusive.

Those seem like a lot of requirements, but after all, you want only the best for your yard, and freestanding glass balustrades are just that—one of the best things to happen to exterior décor in years! They’re hot, they’re trendy, and with some quality balustrading and installation on your side, your home can be as well! Here’s a quick look at the benefits of a great glass balustrade.

What is a Balustrade?

You know what a balustrade is, even if you don’t know the term. Simply put, a balustrade is a type of support. If you’ve ever seen ancient Greco-Roman columns, those are examples of one type of balustrade. In an era of postmodern design, however, we like to play around with form and function, which has led to balustrades no longer simply supporting other structures, but becoming their own freestanding features. What’s more, where in the past most balustrades were made from sturdy materials such as marble and stone—again, to help support buildings—now they can be made of showier material, such as glass.

Balustrades as Aesthetic Statements

It just so happens that glass balustrades are one of the hottest backyard décor options around. This is true for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that their marriage of form and function is hard to beat. Glass features are extremely elegant, and all the more so when the sun hits them just right on a warm summer’s day, making glass balustrades the perfect barrier between guests and the pool area. What’s more, because a glass balustrade is—naturally—see-through, you don’t have to worry about your vision being obscured, or guests feeling separated from one another. This, in turn, creates an open air feeling which helps your backyard space feel more “open.” Add to that the fact that glass balustrades are very sturdy, and it isn’t hard to see why they’re an investment worth making.

Balustrade Installation

Installing a balustrade is simple. After looking over the space with which they have to work, your team will give you a quote as to the overall cost of the project. From there, they will erect the balustrades. They will secure them in place with sturdy materials, typically setting them into the earth and fastening them with sealing agents or metal, ensuring your beautiful glass investment doesn’t shatter after toppling over. The best teams work in a quick and efficient manner, and can promise fast turnaround times.

Introduce some life back into your backyard, and reinvigorate your entire exterior décor setup, with a great new, beautiful, glass balustrade today.