Choosing Architectural Glass Hardware – The Most Important Decision
“Clothes Make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
Choosing glass hardware is often overlooked or at best, a last thought with most designers. Take a closer look at an aspect that can make or break your design.
How does that refer to glass? Well, as they say, the devil is in the details and the details I refer to is glass hardware be it glass showers, barn-doors, whiteboards, or decorative glass hardware for cladding, walls, or partitions.
Oft overlooked or a usual last thought is the glass hardware used to mount your glass piece, shelves, or wall cladding. What’s worse, it’s a rushed decision based on price and function, which is fine, but can ultimately detract from an otherwise awesome project. Add to that; the only choice most people think of is brushed or polished finish.
In today’s world of international designers, importers, fabricators, (and overnight shipping), getting that perfect glass hardware kit for your project is not only really easy, but pays off in more than one way.
Pairing the perfect glass hardware with your glass project is critical to the overall visual appeal because the glass hardware will make or break the whole project for you. So, do your research and find a design (or a few), find a supplier, and then revel in your greatness.
Monetarily, you can pit suppliers of glass hardware against each other because you’ll find more often than not, they all sell the major brands. This can save you a lot of money, but not a lot of time after waiting to hear back from everyone. Also, these suppliers may lose interest in your bidding war. Remember, you’re not their only client.
Finding designs from all over the world is so easy now with the click of a mouse, and finding a source for your new found “must have” glass hardware is just as easy. Most suppliers can get anything from anyone at any time. So hook up with a reputable glass hardware supplier and I assure you that it will be the start of a beautiful friendship.
It’s a big world of glass hardware out there, go forward and explore.