Before & After: Changing spindles to embedded glass
One of the popular trends we have have seen over recent years is customers moving away from traditionally turned spindles in favour of glass. This is largely due to a desire to create a bright contemporary space within the heart of the home but there are practical implications to be considered too.
Abbott-Wade’s embedded glass gives clean, straight lines which not only looks sleek and stylish but is easy to dust and allows light to flood the stairway.
One of the biggest transformations can be seen where a dark timber balustrade is transformed by a glass renovation.
The transformation pictured below emphasises the increased impression of openness a glass balustrade can create. The glass front of the property shows off the staircase with the glass balustrade allowing a flow of light through the house from front to back.
Many customers tell us that the additional dusting required between each spindles and that after painting the spindles every few years, the time, effort and drip marks involved have been a significant motivation for their decision to choose a glass installation.
Read more about our glass staircases here.
Each of the Before & After image blocks on this page are taken before and after a real Abbott-Wade installation from UK homes visited by our installation teams. Some of the images may be taken at different stages of completion with carpets/decoration left unfinished.