When you are planning on making some home improvement upgrades to your custom luxury home, there are a number of different features you can add or alter. Once of the best ways to add dimension to the existing space is to extend them out into the garden areas. Any type of alfresco area or outdoor room can significantly improve the look and functionality of the available space.
It also allows you to use these open areas more often which increases your return on investment. These outdoor rooms could be anything from conservatories, sun rooms, outdoor tea rooms, garden offices and more; there is no dearth of ways in which you can use this extension and additional space.
Hire a skilled architect or interior designer who would give your ideas form and ensure that the extension blends in seamlessly with the existing indoor spaces and décor. After all, you don’t want this feature to stand out like a sore thumb in your beautiful custom luxury home.
Garden room – aspects to consider
When you are getting this room designed the focus should be on creating a space that you can comfortably use right through the year; and some of the aspects you can take into account are:
- Make sure it has sufficient ventilation and a good HVAC system installation.
- If the room’s location is going to be south-facing, consider getting UV-resistant, automated Roman/roller roof blinds installed on the glass roof. These will filter out at least 70% of the sunlight that streams in through the roof and will make the space more comfortable.
- The ambience you create should complement the indoor spaces that lead out to it; so if you have a rustic interior design theme in the adjacent living/dining room, you can create a country-styled conservatory with wooden or rattan outdoor furniture, floral-print furnishing and planters installed in strategic locations.
- Opt for painted hardwood over aluminium furniture; the former will last much longer and requires considerably less maintenance and repair.
Glass room extension
If your luxury home has been built on a period architectural style and want to connect two different areas of the structure with an outdoor feature, consider getting a glass room extension. Use UV–protective glass in the structure that links two sections or buildings of your house; this can be done without impacting the original architectural details in any way.
A conservatory typically extends out of the kitchen area and has to be planned with attention to detail. It’s a good idea to get the architect carry out a thermal comfort analysis and design the space accordingly to make sure the space doesn’t get either too hot or cold.
If you are opting for an open plan, consider installing appliances that have low noise levels as sound tends to get magnified in glazed spaces that have hard tiled flooring. If you prefer, you can offset this aspect by getting a hardwood floor or carpeting installed, that will provide better indoor climate insulation as well.
An orangery is essentially much more substantial than a glass conservatory structure. It is made largely of masonry and brick and can have lantern-style roofing as well as floor-to-ceiling windows. This is a stunning addition to your kitchen space and creates a casual dining space where you can also enjoy the beauty of the landscaped areas on your property.
These are just some innovative garden room design concepts you can incorporate in your home. For any information about building a luxury home call us today. We work very closely with our clients to ensure they get the kind of solutions they need.
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