Channel 4′s Grand Designs has given millions the aspiration to fit modern, design-led architectural glazing into their homes. Most people don’t have the opportunity – or budget – to undertake the type of self-build project you might see on this programme, but that doesn’t mean they have to miss out entirely.
With a little planning, even a relatively straightforward renovation or home extension can be transformed into something wonderful. Imagine having a two storey wall of glass across the back of your extension instead of bricks and mortar… or perhaps a huge sliding door that offers floor-to-ceiling glass and that can be rolled back at the push of a button, allowing you to open your home into the garden. Wouldn’t that be great?
For a single storey extension, adding a roof window can create a stunning feature in the new room and can help bring some much needed daylight into the rest of the house.
Fitting sliding folding doors or sliding patio doors to even the most ordinary extension can fill the home with natural light and make the most of the views. All it takes is a little bit of design work and any project can easily be transformed into something extraordinary.