Glass is a fantastic banister material because it gives the illusion that a staircase is “floating.” Clean and seamless, it works well in both classic as well as modish homes. It’s also a great way to accentuate the details of a staircase since it allows you to see the entire flight. Clear or tinted, or even in a frosted look, glass can be the perfect way to highlight a space’s stairs.
For a long time, homeowners shied away from stainless steel given its cold, rigid appearance. However, in time it has gained wider acceptance and is used for everything from architectural details to appliances, furniture, and now, as a unique banister material. Flanked by concrete, wood, and pendant light fixtures, a steel banister lends a distinctly industrial feel to
Love the seamless look! Photo credit: Michael Conry