glass banisters

We are thinking of replacing our traditional stairs with some modern look stairs, we saw (google image) stairs with glass banisters, we quite liked.
Just like to hear from people who have done somehting similar, we don’t have young children so safety/finger marks etc would not be an issue.
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  • MK55MK55 Forumite
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    I hate black glass! I don't have kids and me and my partner have just replaced our table and tv unit after 3 years, as black glass needs constant cleaning. You wouldn't believe how much dust can get to them 5 minutes after cleaning.

    We have both vowed never to buy black glass again, i've never had stairs but I would imagine that would be even more of a dust collector.

    Hope I helped with your decision :)
  • MK55MK55 Forumite
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    Just to add our table and TV unit was in immaculate condition, we just hated the way it always looked dirty :(
  • lee111slee111s Forumite
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    The OP never mentioned black glass...
  • MK55MK55 Forumite
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    oops must of been on a mission lol
  • mandm65mandm65 Forumite
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    black glass banisters, hummm, the idea was to light up the area so black is definitely no no, guess MK55 thats what you would wanted to read :-)
    BTW the images we saw on the google not a single was black glass:j
  • lee111slee111s Forumite
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    I know what you mean, the glass balustrades. I think they look great, especially when used with a nice oak handrail :)
  • mandm65mandm65 Forumite
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    lee111s wrote: »
    I know what you mean, the glass balustrades. I think they look great, especially when used with a nice oak handrail :)

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, yes they do look nice but unsure about the costs invloved?
  • peachypricepeachyprice Forumite
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    I do like the light and airy look, but I think some of them can look too 'officey', especially with the round poles and rails.
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  • lee111slee111s Forumite
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    mandm65 wrote: »
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, yes they do look nice but unsure about the costs invloved?

    No idea, not looked into it as my current staircase only has about. 3 foot gap where the spindles go at the top of the stair so not worth it! Like anything though, if you want a good job and it to look good, it'll not be cheap. That's not to say it's not worth it!
  • cyclonebri1cyclonebri1 Forumite
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    I'd do the costings before you set your heart/mind on glass, it may change your mind;)

    There is also another thing that comes to mind, if/when you sell there house there are folks with children that will be put off by glass, both for aesthetic ans safety concerns. (unfounded in the case of safety)

    Consider if it may actually devalue rather than enhance the property at a later date.:money: remember.
    I like the thanks button, but ,please, an I agree button.

    Will the grammar and spelling police respect I do make grammatical errors, and have carp spelling, no need to remind me.;)

    Always expect the unexpected:eek:and then you won't be dissapointed
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