When extending your home it’s essential to think about how you’re going to allow natural light in your house, as extending many meters will reduce the amount of natural light getting into the rooms in the middle of your house. It’s great to have a think about this at the early design stages, here is a Pride Road list of 5 ways you can flood your home with beautiful natural light!
It’s an interesting fact to know that the average skylight brings in about double the amount of natural light into a space than a window of the same size in the same room. They can bring natural light into your home over a kitchen extension, loft conversion, above a staircase, in a bathroom or a living area, and as well as bringing tonnes of light into your space they also free up wall space where you would have had to put windows. This frees up those walls for kitchen units, cupboards, bookshelves or feature artwork. Their size and design can also be tailored to suit most budgets too.
2. Roof Lantern
Roof lanterns are ideal for flat roof extensions and they work as a great feature to a room adding height and character to the space. They look great over a kitchen Island unit or a dining table and they tend to complement traditional styles of architecture such as Victorian house extensions. Have a look at the Roof Lantern featured in this Pride Road Victorian Terraced House Extension.
3. Structural Glazing
Including structural glazing can give an otherwise ordinary space a very modern and bright feel. Structural glazing allows to get more light and views into a space due to mot having traditional window frames and structure. It also gives the impression of the indoor and outdoor spaces being more integrated. Structural glazing can be used in walls and ceilings, and can even be specified as corner glazing.
4. Glazed link
Including a glazed link allows the architectural story of your property to be expressed clearly by denoting which part is original and which is new. Not only does including a glazed link add a contemporary feel to your home but it also brings light into what would normally be the darkest part of your house when you build an extension. Glazed links can bring light in from the ceiling or walls, or it can wrap around to do both.
If you’re not extending your home but just refurbishing, then you can still get creative with bringing light into your existing property. A simple but effective way to brighten up your hallway is to include a fanlight and glazing panels above, in and around your front door. Making this simple change can bring a lot of light into an otherwise dark and underwhelming entrance hall. In particular, fan lights look great in period properties.
If you’re thinking of extending or refurbishing your property then click here to book a Free Initial Consultation with your Pride Road Liverpool Architect today.