Open Up Your Interior with Glass Doors

Open Up Your Interior with Glass Doors

Glass Door & ScreenGlass has gradually become the go-to material and resource for fabricators and installers alike, as well as one which has inspired homeowners all over the world.  Glass is an absolute marvel to work with and to introduce as part of any contemporary home design. Its main appeal lies in the very fact that it is effortlessly luxurious, and that it is incredibly flexible and versatile.  Versatility should be at the forefront of any modern home design, and therefore, we at Elysion Ltd are always keen to show our clients the best ways in which you can really make use of the resource.  Glass doors, for one, are particularly useful as part of modern home installations for a variety of reasons.

Glass In Any Interior

While many homes across the UK still make use of traditional wood and panel door installations, many more are taking advantage of the benefits of introducing glass into their properties – beyond traditional window systems.  Frameless glass doors are not only simple to use and to maintain, but are also wonderful to introduce as part of any contemporary home space.  Those looking for luxury need consider no other material nor resource – particularly as glass doors can be designed and installed for a variety of reasons and purposes.  While glass doors can often be seen as part of kitchen or bathroom designs, it is becoming more and more commonplace to see sliding units and traditional glass doors introduced as part of dining room and lounge spaces.

Get More Natural Light with Glass

Bracket fixed toughened glass bathroom divider screenIf privacy is a major concern, glass doors can also be frosted to ensure that things are kept out of sight.  One of the main benefits to glass door installations, and glass in general within contemporary design, is that natural light is encouraged to travel further than ever before.  Crisp, clear, transparent glass solutions allow sunlight to flow through your home where you need it the most – meaning that you no longer have to hide your rooms behind stuffy wooden doors or solid walls.  Glass doors work perfectly in tandem with walls and units making use of the same material – and you may choose to either completely convert a room or space into glass, or to merely use it in touches here and there.  As bespoke designers, fabricators and installers, we understand that no two home designs are ever going to be quite the same.

Toughened glass is extremely resilient and makes for the perfect door installation.  Doors, of course, are regularly used and are therefore expected to see considerable traffic on a daily basis.  Glass doors therefore need to be designed not only with aesthetics and style in mind, but also with durability and ease of use.  Rest assured, we will always work closely with you to achieve exactly what you want and need.

Elysion Ltd are renowned home designers and installers – we work closely with homes and businesses to create unique spaces which are both stunning and effortlessly practical in equal measure.  For more information on glass doors and how we can help to re-imagine your contemporary space, call our team today on 01629 820030– or email us with any queries you may have at your convenience.

Why Contemporary Staircases Work in Any Home

Why Contemporary Staircases Work in Any Home

Contemporary Glass and Steel Staircase

We have discussed at length before about the importance of a well-built, uniquely-designed staircase in the home – it’s an integral piece not only for the structure of a building, but amongst some of the more striking focal points in your home.  More and more modern homes are adopting contemporary staircase standards of varying complexity, from simple standards inspired by minimalism to more creative, artistic options which offer just as much functionality, but that little bit extra in terms of visual appeal.  Modern staircases are designed with the end user – or homeowner – in mind.  While it is understandably simple to purchase a one-size-fits-all solution on one hand, it makes much more sense to locate a custom-built model on the other.

Modern Staircases fit in any property

Contemporary Steel and Glass Staircase to Mezzanine

Modern homes aren’t always the grandiose, airy, minimalist fortresses you may see in trade magazines or on certain magazine TV productions.  Contemporary homes are varied in complexity, in size and in what they are used for.  Modern properties deserve staircases which not only supply effortless practicality, but also a sense of style and form which blends in seamlessly with any existing décor or interior layout.  Bespoke home installations and furnishings should both reflect the personality of the user and fit the atmosphere and shape of the buildings they are being introduced into.  Therefore, we cannot recommend the presence of a reliable bespoke staircase enough for any modern property worth its salt.

Contemporary staircases arrive in a variety of materials and modes – whether you are keen to adopt the perpetual trend in glass fabrication, or should you wish to dream in wood instead, a reliable architectural designer will be able to produce and suggest the perfect staircase to complement your property and to reflect your own personal tastes and style.  From mansions to multi-storey townhouses, to smaller family units and beyond – modern staircases are available in a wealth of flavours and styles – and what’s more, the right bespoke touch means you will always be able to call the shots on how you would like your final installation to appear.

Contemporary offers so many options

Contemporary U-shaped Steel Staircase

Whether you prefer the thought of wooden treads and balustrades to luxurious and contemporary glass panelling and steel hand railing, the major benefit of going modern on your staircase installation lies in the sheer flexibility and versatility available.  While you are always free to introduce touches of classical styles and ornate flourishes as you desire, modern staircase solutions are amongst the most customisable and therefore some of the most popular with homeowners and architects in search of a functional, heard-wearing focal point.

Elysion Ltd are experts in the design, fabrication and installation of staircases for any home, need or purpose.  If you have a dream staircase design in mind or would like to know more about how our team can help to bring your ideal interior design to life, call us directly on 01629 820030 – or do email us with any specific queries or desires you may have in mind.  We are passionate about creating stunning bespoke solutions which aren’t just practical means to an end – but which are inspiring focal points, too.

The Right Bespoke Staircase For You

The Right Bespoke Staircase For You

Glass and Steel Staircase

Choosing the right style of staircase installation for you and your home can be dependent upon many factors – and one of the major benefits of opting for bespoke design lies in the fact that there is a wealth of opportunity and versatility open to you.  The right bespoke staircase for you is one which should reflect your personality, your existing home décor, and your own personal sense of aesthetics – the beauty of bespoke lies in the fact that you design the details.  Knowing where to start, however, can be complex – here is a guide of what to expect and to take into account when considering your first bespoke staircase.

Staircase Shaping

While many homes benefit from simple staircase shapes as they can easily complement minimal design strategy – the allure of spiral or helical staircases is very strong indeed.  Things to bear in mind when considering the shape of your prospective staircase include not only the right look and material to be used – but also the space that is readily available to support it.  Complex shaping can be implemented with ease providing you have expert support – though do consider that complexity and materials used can impact on practicality as well as cost.

The Importance of Stair Treads

Blue Steel Staircase with Wooden Steps

Stair treads make up the majority of what the eye can see when approaching a staircase – meaning that the material you opt for here will be highly dependent upon your own sense of aesthetics.  However, you should also consider some of the less common materials currently being used to liven up contemporary and classical interiors.  Modern homes boast toughened glass treads (coupled with stylish balustrades can offer incredible transparency), while those opting for a more classical look may house wooden treads – you can even introduce stone or granite as part of a truly unique approach.

Supporting Yourself

When it comes to implementing bespoke staircases that could be considered a rather complex shape, it is not space alone that needs to be planned for in advance.  You may also need to consider the types of support and foundation that are used to hold everything up – and as staircase supports can impact upon the overall look of an installation, you will need to weigh in on a practical system that also appeals to your eye.  Steel and timber are considered some of the most popular options – though others are available, and your choice is ultimately your own.

Stannington Staircase with Steel Wood and Glass

Planning Permission 

It is essential that bespoke staircases are only installed when relevant building permissions are obtained (where applicable).  This means that more complex or advanced design choices may be at risk from being restricted – though your design team will be able to advise on any limitations to be expected.  Going bespoke means being aware and prepared for any potential restriction – though if all permissions can be obtained and if there is enough space to accommodate your design, you can be assured that it will go ahead without any difficulty.

Which Bespoke Design is Right For You?

Choosing the right elements for your bespoke staircase largely depends upon your personal tastes – though you must also consider practicality as well as budgeting before making any concrete decisions.  Our team at Elysion Ltd will help you to find a look which not only fits your aesthetic, but the available space in your home too – meaning that before we begin fabrication, we will help you create your own staircase that is guaranteed to install safely and to building regulations.

Stair and landing structural glass balustrade

We Can Help!

Building a bespoke staircase starts with you – let us help make your dream staircase become a reality, from design to installation. Call Elysion Ltd today on 01629 820030 or email us to learn more.

How a glass balustrade is a great part of any home

How a glass balustrade is a great part of any home

Glass Balustrade on landing and staircaseTraditionally used in contemporary office buildings and areas of public service, glass is arguably an interior designer’s dream.  It can be formed to help create all manner of bespoke creations fit for home and business installations.  More and more modern homes are learning about the benefits of bringing glass installations into their properties, and it is not hard to understand why.  Glass balustrades provide spectacular visual embellishment whether used as part of a contemporary staircase, an extended balcony, or even as a divider.

Contemporary home design is very much focused on glass as a primary material, and this is largely due to its incredible space-enhancing properties.  The transparency of glass allows for a clean and expansive visual effect that can help guests look out upon your garden from a balcony, can be used as part of a barrier for a pool area, or can even be used alongside wood and steel to create a bespoke staircase that is resilient and resplendent.

Why a Balustrade is an important part of the home

Glass Balustrade on Glass StaircaseIt is worth remembering that some of the most focal areas of our homes depend on balustrades.  Staircases connect rooms from one floor to another and are often one of the first fixtures people see when they enter a home.  A home with a balcony instantly earns value in the eyes of guests, particularly if it is expansive enough to hold several people and benefits from fantastic views.  Incorporating glass into your home’s existing interior design will not only enhance a sense of space and maximise the amount of light that can travel, but will also provide an effortless, luxurious sheen that previously only businesses and multi-star hotels benefited from.

Glass is still very much seen as a luxury commodity, and while some homeowners may be keen to retain a history about their home, there is much to be said for the power of a glass balustrade.  They don’t even need to be entirely transparent – balustrades in frosted, tinted, or sandblasted and toughened glass are just as popular with the homeowner looking for that contemporary veneer.  While many fear that glass is naturally fragile and that balustrades are likely to break or shatter, our teams ensure that all installations are completed in either toughened glass, or toughened and laminated glass to fully accord with both British Standards and Building Control Regulations, and calculations to support our designs can be supplied at request.  The beauty of a glass balustrade does not just lie in its outward appearance, but also in its sheer versatility of use and place in a bespoke contemporary home design.

Elysion Ltd design, manufacture and install spectacular interior solutions for homes throughout the UK, keeping our customers and their ideas at the heart of every project we take on.  For information on our services and how we can help your ideal home come to life, please email us with a detailed query or call us directly on 01629 820030 at your convenience.