Glass Features That Will Enhance Your Home
If you are looking for ways to improve your home, you may want to consider using glass to enhance your property.
Glass Walls, Partition Walls & Glass Flooring
All totally possible and will provide the wow factor to any internal space. They can become a real statement piece within a room and make a place feel sophisticated and classy. You shouldn’t need to apply for planning permission for these glass features, but if you have a listed property you will need to approach the planning office as you would need to do with any improvements you were planning to make. Toughened and laminated glass is the best materials to use for walls and for a glass floor, your best option is non slip laminate for extra safety.
Sky Light Roofs
Glass features such as sky light roof system can really transform a room, allowing natural day light to flood the room and create a light bright area. Suited for contemporary or traditional architecture, the pitched roof light is a versatile way to improve many different types of properties. They are ideal for extensions, including orangeries and garage conversions.
Bi Folding Doors
Bi folding doors are quickly replacing sliding and French doors, and this is mainly due to the fantastic views they provide. The bi fold door provides a 90% clear opening which will transform your living space, making them a wonderful alternative to traditional French doors or sliding patio doors which only offer a 40% clear opening. Over the past 10 years they are now recognised as a must have feature in the design of new build homes, new extensions or renovations.
Lean To Conservatory
The simple design of the lean to conservatory makes this style as popular today as it has always been. In fact they are one of the most popular conservatories found throughout the UK thanks to its versatility. This design features plenty of glass, which allows the natural day light to flood in, creating a light airy room to relax or entertain. They have a contemporary feel, due to the simple shape of the roof and the modern materials used to manufacture them. They are often used on properties with low eaves or where space is a premium.
Glass Entrance Doors
A fully glazed front door will mean that much more natural light can enter your home and will provide a welcoming entrance. You can still have privacy by choosing stained glass or bevelled glass which will allow the natural light into your home, but also give you privacy at the same time. If you own a period property consider having a stained glass front door made for your home, this totally unique feature will welcome you and your guests every time they visit and will be in keeping with the age of your home. Alternatively you could add glass side lights or an over head light, these additional panels of glass will also provide your home with more natural light.
Fixed Window or Feature Windows
These windows are an effective, relatively inexpensive way of allowing natural light into areas of the home that need lightening up, such as the end of a hallway or on a stairwell. The fixed window can be made in a variety of shapes i.e. square, rectangle, raked, circular or arched shapes and will frame a view from the property and also create a fantastic feature to be admired from the outside of the house. Could your property benefit from a feature window?
Older properties tend to have very dark hallways caused by dark wood staircases that generally take away huge amounts of light, by adding a glass staircase with a mix of materials such as steel and timber you can create a stunning feature in the centre of your home. A contemporary glass and timber staircase will work well in modern homes as well as traditional properties.