Home extensions are a great way to add extra space to your property while creating an area which connects perfectly to the outdoors. Perhaps you have a lovely garden which you’d like to appreciate more, or maybe you want to enhance your new dining area in a kitchen extension. When designing your extended space with a specialist, here are a few of the ways you can close the gap between inside and out.
Choose a Rear Extension
When looking at the different types of house extension, if you have a large space at the back of your home, a rear extension is one of the most popular choices. Building the extension directly into your garden area creates an opportunity to feel like you’re part of the outdoors. The trick here is to select glazing options which will increase the natural light coming into the extension and opt for large windows and doors to enhance views. Modern products often have narrow sightlines, helping to create unobstructed views thanks to slimline frames.
There are many options when selecting the right doors for your new extension, including elegant looking French doors and panoramic sliding doors. However, if one of your priorities is to enhance the flow between inside and out, bifolding doors are a great option. Their large glazing elements make the most of natural light when shut, but it’s when the doors are open that you can really feel their benefit. Bifolds consist of multiple door panels arranged in a configuration of your choice. They create maximum access between your extension and garden when folded neatly together in a concertina motion to one or both sides of the doorway, depending on the configuration chosen. When you fully open the doors in the warmer months, it’s easy to blur the lines between inside and out, making them a fantastic addition if you love hosting garden parties or enjoying Summer BBQs.
Skylights & Roof Lanterns
Homeowners sometimes worry that an extension will decrease light coming into their rooms, especially if the area has a flat roof. One of the most popular solutions is to install skylights which are small square windows installed in the roofing area and can even open up for added ventilation. They help to let in more light from above. However, for the ultimate aerial views, roof lanterns are fast becoming a desirable choice. These large, beautiful features sit in the centre of a flat roof, acting as a pitched glazing element. They produce expansive aerial views of the sky above, creating welcoming spaces and truly bring the outside in. Imagine relaxing under blue skies or cooking under the stars. Choose from a range of designs to fit your property style.
Want to design your new home extension?
Here at Tiger Building Services, we offer comprehensive home extension services. This includes access to our expert designers who can help you plan every part of your project to suit your needs and make the most of the space. We cover Surrey, London and Sussex, including areas of Kingston, Epsom and Sutton. Get in touch to find out more about our services.