If you’re looking to transform your home, the choice of materials you make can play a huge part in the options open to you. If you want to keep things traditional of course you’ll be thinking of wood and glass and the like, but modern materials like acrylic are becoming increasingly popular and have a number of applications. Here are some simple ways that you can put acrylic sheets to both practical and aesthetically pleasing use in your home.
Replacing glass items
Acrylic is often thought of as being transparent, making it useful for secondary glazing and the like, but it can be buffed to a high mirror shine as well. This means it’s ideal for busy family homes where you want to avoid the risk of breakage and expensive replacements that come with glass items. Acrylic can make a highly reflective mirror surface that’s still clear and reflective, but is also lightweight and won’t risk shattering if it falls to the ground.
Another increasingly popular use for acrylic is in the kitchen as a splashback for the stove. The practical reasons for this include the fact that acrylic is very low maintenance, much less so than traditional tiles and the like. All you need is some warm soapy water and a clean cloth to keep your acrylic splashback looking great. It comes in a variety of styles and designs, and can be relatively easily replaced when you decide you want to update your kitchen’s look.
In line with the thought that you can use acrylic for basically anything you can use glass for, consider an acrylic topped coffee table. The benefits are the same as mentioned for mirrors – namely that there’s much lower risk of shattering with acrylic. Acrylic is a very tough material, that’s easy to keep clean so it’s ideal for use as a coffee table. It’s also much lighter than glass, meaning it’ll be a lot easier to transport that coffee table and put it in its rightful place.
Artwork and frames
Acrylic can be manufactured in all manner of styles, patterns, and colours, making it an interesting choice as an artistic adornment to your walls. Acrylic sheets of different styles and colours can be mounted together to create interesting and avantgarde wall art to give your home a fresh and exciting look. Similarly acrylic makes a great choice for picture frames, for the same reasons it makes great mirrors – it’s tough, and resistant to shattering.
A whole list of options
These are just some of the many ways that acrylic is making inroads to becoming a very popular material around the home. If you’re thinking of making some slightly unconventional choices, or you’re in the process of making your family home more child friendly, acrylic should always one of your key considerations when buying accessories and furniture.
It’s lightweight, affordable, and comes in so many styles, designs, and colours that you will sure to find the perfect one for you. That’s why for your next purchase, you should consider the acrylic version.
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