Once you’ve found the right home extension service for your needs, the fun can really start. Creating the overall look for your new space while ensuring it becomes a fully functional area of the home comes down to the design and details you select. Among the decisions you’ll face is the windows and doors you want to be installed in your extension. The style you opt for can affect the overall appearance of the extension both inside and out, so it’s important you choose wisely. Here are a few tips to make things easier for you.
Maximising Your Views
What is the purpose and position of your extension? If it’s a side extension, you may not be too bothered about views from the space. However, many people build extensions to the rear of their property, with doors leading to a garden or patio. Choosing the right type of door will help you create the practicality you need. If you have room to stack the door panels on either side of the doorway, bifolds create a seamless flow between your new extension and garden. On the other hand, sliding doors provide unobstructed views of the beautiful sights outside. Another option is to install a roof lantern in your extension’s roof, letting natural light pour into the space for a warm and welcoming atmosphere, while producing beautiful aerial views of the sky above.
Choosing the right frames for your windows and doors is a must for your extension. UPVC frames are known for their lovely clean finish and providing affordable and functional products in a variety of designs. Aluminium frames are the premium choice but do come with some additional benefits as a result. Aluminium is one of the strongest materials on the market, so it can hold larger panes of glass while being lightweight enough to achieve smooth opening operations. They also come in a wider range of colours and finishes, as well as using a thermal break in the glazing to lower u-values. This means you can create an energy efficient home, keeping warmth in during the colder months and remain cooler in the Summer.
The style of your property should affect your choice of windows and doors for your extension. Those in traditional homes may want to consider designs which are in keeping with the heritage features. From Residence 9 timber alternatives and sliding sash windows to choosing hardware which matches the rest of the property, there are plenty of options. When planning an extension, many update the windows and doors throughout the rest of their home to create a completely uniform appearance.
Planning a home extension?
If you live in Surrey or South London areas such as Kenley or Purley and need expert advice about home extensions, Unique Windows would love to hear from you. We offer all in one extension services, including the project management, installation and beautiful collections of windows and doors. Get in touch for a free, no obligation consultation and quotation.