Our New Balustrade

My wife and I recently started our house renovations. After planning and saving for more than two years, we’re excited to finally create the house we’ve always dreamed of. At the moment, our house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which means it’s not the space that’s the issue, but the aesthetic. Every room is outdated: wallpaper from the previous century, brown tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, heating systems that haven’t been upgraded since heating was first invented. It’s just not our style.

Yesterday we installed a new glass balustrade on the second-floor landing next to the stairs. Our previous railing was made from light timber to match the stairs, but since we’re staining the stairs with a darker shade, we decided to install new glass panels to really amplify that modern look we’re going for.

Unfortunately, we forgot to secure the glass properly, and there was a large storm last night. Since we left our windows open to help the paint dry faster, a large hailstone was able to fly through the open window and hit the balustrade. The glass shattered, and my wife and I jumped awake and ran onto the landing. My heart was beating so fast – I thought it was a burglar! I’d even brought a baseball bat with me just in case. Luckily, finding a way to fix the balustrade was much easier than fixing the issue of a home intruder.

We called a few 24-hour glass repair companies. Melbourne has a lot of different options to choose from, but it’s crazy that some of them are even available 24 hours a day! Our situation wasn’t urgent, so we waited until the following morning for the glazier to arrive. He didn’t repair our glass, but instead suggested we use a different type of scratch-resistant glass moving forward, as it’s much sturdier than the flimsy panels we had previously. We followed his suggestion!