When designing a home extension there are plenty of things you and your architect should consider, one of these being lighting. Ensuring your extension has the optimal amount of natural light is a great way to open up the space and there are many ways you can do this.
An option to consider is a glass roof for your home extension. Architecturally, this is often considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing. Glass roofs are also known to add the ‘wow’ factor to your home and instantly demand attention. Not only are they a stunning addition to your property; they also have many benefits that increase their value.
Optimal Natural Light
A glass roof provides the optimal amount of natural light to brighten the kitchen and living space. Often considered the heart of a home, the kitchen area can be a busy entertainment space where families convene and friends gather so it’s important it feels like an open space. Sunlight is also scientifically proven to improve wellbeing so letting as much natural light in as possible will always benefit your home extension.
Glass is considered one of the most beneficial and progressive materials in the construction industry. With iconic glass structures designed by architects found across London’s skyline, a glass roof truly is a timeless addition to your extension.
Something your architect will undoubtedly discuss with you is the sustainability of your build and the eco-friendly options to consider. Installing a glass roof in your home extension can be more energy efficient than originally expected. With modern glazing technology, glass can be the greener option. As we know, good insulation prevents wasted energy and a glass roof keeps your extension cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, something most architects would recognise as an important factor.
Your architect will be able to discuss pricing with you during the design stage but it is always important to consider cost and return. A glass roof extension is a durable, long lasting option and you will benefit from years of enjoyment from your investment. It is also a design that will never go out of style so you don’t need to worry about regretting the style or design of your glass roof.
An Outdoor-Indoor Balance
Installing a glass roof extension is a great way of bringing the outdoors in without any mess. A glass roof allows stunning views of the sky and come rain or shine, the roof offers a great inclusion of the outdoors. Possibly the only downside of a glass roof can be the cleaning so it’s important to consider this during your design process to take into consideration the access needed to clean.