Common Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Glass Balustrades
Jun 15, 2016

Glass balustrades serve a practical purpose while offering an aesthetical appeal to your home. Whether you’re looking to install glass balustrades for internal use or for outdoor pool fencing for your Melbourne home, it helps to be aware of the most common mistakes to avoid so you can make aninformed decision.

Not Doing Your Research

Although this may seem rather obvious, many have failed to carry out thorough research into the options that are available. Balustrading, as with all significant purchases, requires extensive consideration. Factors such as safety regulations, maintenance and aesthetics will need to be taken into account so that you can achieve the ultimate result. Once you have an idea of the type of balustrade you’d like, it’s time to research balustrade companies to find the best option. Questions to consider include:

  • Do their products meet Australian Standards?
  • How experienced are they in the industry?

The more research you do, the better the choices you will make.

Focusing on Aesthetics Instead of Safety

While it is important that your glass balustrade looks good and complements the design of your home, it is even more important that the balustrade you choose complies with all safety regulations. Not only will non-compliance potentially lead to repercussions from your local council, but you may also unwittingly cause unwanted accidents.

Choosing the Cheapest Option

The cheapest quote will always seem like the best deal. However, a quote that sounds too good to be true often comes with hidden surprises. Ensure you find out exactly what is included in your quote before signing any contracts.

Installing the Balustrade Yourself

While you may want to save some money by installing a balustrade on your own, it pays to have a professional carry out the task for you to avoid a myriad of complications. Balustrading can be a complicated process and mistakes may end up being more costly than hiring professional help. Furthermore, hiring a contractor will not only save you a lot of time – it will also come with the security of warranties, expert knowledge, and necessary insurances.

If you’re looking for reliable glass balustrade contractors in Melbourne, look no further than Design Inferno. Call our experienced team today on (03) 9336 7703 or get in touch with us via our online contact form.

Glass Splashbacks Vs Wall Tiles
Jun 15, 2016

When it comes to kitchen design, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed due to the amount of options in the market to choose from. A seemingly simple aspect such as whether to choose glass splashbacks or wall tiles can be a contentious topic. So what do you need to know about glass splashbacks and wall tiles? Design Inferno provides a brief breakdown.

Glass Splashbacks

An increasingly popular choice for Melbourne homes, a glass splashback is typically installed around stovetops, and sinks. It offers a modern look, reflecting light brilliantly to give your kitchen a sense of spatial vastness and brightness. Many people prefer to install glass splashbacks, as they are easy to clean and maintain – you won’t need to worry about grout that is typically found with wall tiles. Furthermore, splashbacks allow a great freedom in styles, as not only are there an endless amount of colours to choose from, but you can also choose a printed glass splashback of your favourite image if desired.

Although glass splashbacks are easy to clean, they are more susceptible to smudges, which can mean they may require frequent cleaning.

Wall Tiles

Wall tiles also offer flexibility in terms of variety, size, colours and patterns. They give your kitchen a more traditional look and can save you money, as they are significantly cheaper than glass splashbacks. However, a drawback with wall tiles is that grout stains can build up in between tiles. If left untreated over time the grout stains can become difficult to remove and looks unsightly.

Ultimately, the choice of glass splashbacks or wall tiles for your kitchen is up to your individual tastes and budget. But if you’re looking for a reputable glass splashback supplier in Melbourne, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Design Inferno Glass. We offer high-quality splashbacks and can even provide helpful recommendations to suit your needs. Call us now on (03) 9336 7703 or get in touch with us via our online contact form today.

How to choose the perfect splashback for your kitchen
Jun 15, 2016

Choosing a splashback for your kitchen in Melbourne can be confusing. Not only are there many design options to choose from, but there are also other important factors to consider, such as budget, texture and splashback material. Design Inferno provides some helpful tips to help you select the best splashback for your kitchen.

Work Out Your Budget

The first step is deciding on how much you want to spend. And the price can vary depending on material, size, design & finish. For the best looking finish for your new kitchen custom made splashbacks are the best option but come with a higher price tag. Pre-cut splashback are a cost effective option but can leave the area with unsightly gaps.

Choose a Design

The rightchoice in splashback can make a huge difference to the look and feel of any kitchen. A colour, style and design that is complimentary to the area will finish off your new kitchen perfectly. Choose colours that are bold or subtle, materials that are textured or flat, retro designs or opt for a printed glass splashback. A photographic image is unique in design and provides a feature for your kitchen finish.

Maintenance

When choosing the best glass splashback for your Melbourne kitchen, it can also help to consider the maintenance requirements. Most splashbacks are easy to clean, requiring only a quick wipe down to remove dirt and grime. Some surfaces will attract smudges and fingerprints more easily. On the other hand, tiled splashbacks require frequent cleaning to prevent the growth of mould and mildew and unsightly grout is always an issue. Weigh up the pros and cons of each material to determine which type of splashback is best suited to your needs.

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