Solarlux Glass Kitchen Extension in a Shropshire semi-detached home
The Solarlux Glass Extension brings light, colour and the outdoors in to the home all year round
Plus Internorm triple-glazed replacement windows throughout
This amazing transformation of a typical suburban semi shows what can be done with imagination and some great products. The glass extension, a Solarlux Akzent Plus "Wintergarden", is triple-glazed to keep the heat in and includes some shading options. There is a powered internal awning, perfect for hot weather, plus fitted blinds on the bifold doors which can move from both top and bottom.
The clients have been loving it. They have talked about how the extra light and the views add an extra dimension to the time they spend at home, how they notice birds and clouds more than they ever did, and how much the extra light in the depths of winter makes them feel more alive. And in the summer, with the bifolds open, they feel like they are living, cooking and eating outside, even though they haven't left the kitchen.
The clients have also told us about the "solar gain" effect, where on sunny days in the winter, they don't need much heating, especially with ultra-efficient Internorm windows in the rest of the house — and they love sitting in "that" chair when the sun hits it. In the summer, they shut the awning when out and it doesn't overheat. When they come back, they just open up the bifolds and pour an ice cold drink! It sounds like heaven.