Stained glass is due for a comeback – I’m pretty darned sure of it, and I’m rarely wrong on this sort of thing. More to the point, though, it’s about to blow up in the realm of pool fencing. See, pool fences have traditionally been a utilitarian thing, and not something to be whimsical about. Imagine this, though: kicking back on a floating doughnut while flickers of luminous colour dance across the surface of the water. What could be a better idea?
The cool thing is that it can also translate to glass balustrade installation. Melbourne balconies and staircases are starting to get a bit tired of late, which I’m sure is down to the recent popularity of frameless glass inclusions, and coloured motifs are just the thing to jazz things up. Just think – your house could look like something out of La Sagrada Familia or… I don’t know, the Vatican. In any case, minimalism is on its way out, and it’s all about taking things to the maximum for the foreseeable future.
Granted, it might not be the most cost-effective trend. I suppose that could hold back its rise in the pool fencing arena, and possible even in the balustrade market. But that just means it’s not going to become rapidly saturated, which means it will have more staying power. Stained glass is not the sort of thing the sort of thing that makes sense as a flash-in-the-pan trend, after all.
I’d argue that that’s part of what makes it so good for residential glazing applications – I mean, if you’re getting a balustrade or pool fence, or even a shower screen, you want to hope you’re not going to have to replace it in 6 months, or even 6 years. Whatever it is you’re investing in is ideally sticking around for the long haul, which is why you want something with classic, enduring appeal – like stained glass.