If you are planning on installing a balustrade in your home, you should consult an experienced contractor for expert guidance through the building process. Often, homeowners make mistakes during the design and construction of balustrading because of the incorrect assumption that the element is merely decorative. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Balustrades are primarily designed to provide safety around balconies, staircases and terraces. Therefore, you must plan effectively before installing your balustrading.