Creating more space in your home using glass can help give the effect of a larger home, in the first post we looked at the lounge room, bedroom and bathroom area . Today we are going to go through other areas of the house to help you maximise that light and size throughout.
Four: Glass in the Kitchen
Privacy is not always as important in the kitchen as it is in the bedroom or bathroom. If your sink faces an outdoor area, you may have windows, but do they make your kitchen feel larger? Today’s kitchens can be indoor-outdoor kitchens thanks to bifold windows. Bifold windows open wide, allowing you to feel like you’re working in your patio when you’re working in your kitchen. I you wanted to you could even extend your benchtop to include your patio in your kitchen.
If your kitchen is not directly in front of your patio, you still have options. Find a place where you can install windows and choose windows that fit the space. Even if the windows are not large, having a window in the kitchen will make it feel lighter and larger. If your kitchen faces a neighbouring property, you can install the windows high on the wall to give you privacy. You’ll still get the light you need and you wont have those awkward moments where you catch each other looking through.
Five: Glass in Hallways and Walk-In Wardrobes
Hallways and walk-in wardrobes are generally not positioned against an exterior wall. How can you use glass to make them feel lighter and more spacious? well click on the link What Kinds of Skylights are Out There? and it mentions tubular skylights. Tubular skylights are perfect for places where you can’t install windows or skylights. The skylight is installed on the roof and the tubular section reflects light into the room below. A diffuser on the ceiling spreads the light to cover a wider area.
If you don’t have a ceiling between your roof and your home interior, you can install skylights and get all the light you need. There are numerous styles of skylight or you can custom-make your skylights. Fixed skylights will allow light to enter the room, but you may want skylights that can open and allow hot air to escape the room. Modern skylights can have a motorised system you can control with a remote control device.
By using some of these tips for creating more space in your home when renovating or building will not only make you feel more comfortable while living there but will make it more appealing to those that will look to buy it if it was to ever come on the market.