It might seem like a crazy idea, but have you ever considered moving your living room – or another reception room – out of the house and into a new purpose-built unit in the garden and then fitting several sets of sliding doors to open it all up?
It would be unusual, certainly, but it could just be wonderful too. This arrangement would work by fitting the sliding doors to a downstairs, garden-facing, rear room. Ideally, this might be an open plan kitchen or a living room. The section of the garden immediately outside could then be remodelled into a courtyard, the other side of which, would sit a new building that would mirror the footprint of the existing property and contain the new living area.
This space could be made into a refined drawing room or turned into the ultimate TV or cinema space with oversized comfortable furniture. It could also be fitted with sliding doors that mirror those fitted at the rear of the main property. Access back and forth would be across the courtyard and the interior of the new building would be visible from the existing open-plan kitchen through the large glass panes of the sliding doors – and vice versa.
For those that like the idea, but would feel uncomfortable having a living room on the other side of the courtyard, then what about making this space a luxurious dining room instead? On warm summer nights, you could invite friends over, light candles, and throw open the sliding doors onto the courtyard and spend the evening in a state of near bliss.
At Reynaers at Home we recommend the Concept Patio range of sliding doors or the Hi-Finity sliding patio door when building this unique, purpose built living area. By using large swathes of glass you can really extend your living space across your property into your new unit.
The Concept Patio range are high performing aluminium sliding doors with premium insulation, double and triple glazed options and Secured by Design accreditation. Additionally, CP sliding patio doors come with easy opening options in lift & slide and/or slide variants for effortless use.
A contemporary unit such as this will become the epitome of modern design when paired with our Hi-Finity sliding patio doors. Floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall glass with slim frames will help make this new unit a defining feature of your home.
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