Having a north facing living room can be a bit of an inconvenience. Whatever time of day or year, odds are on that you have a lamp on in one of the corners. When it comes to cleaning, those dark areas are often skimmed over, as you close your eyes to the spiders that love the doom and gloom of that hidden hideaway.
If only there was a way to create extra light without architecturally re-designing the whole house and turning it upside down, inside out and back to front…
Before you hurry off to the planning office with your drawings clutched under your arm – stop! There is another way, which could save you money on lengthy and intrusive alterations.
Let’s think glass doors
Turn your back on Traditional Solid Wooden Doors
Traditionally internal doors are either wood or panelled, and are usually solid. They very effectively block out the room next door. But what if that room next door had a lovely southern aspect, and the sun simply poured throughout the whole area? How about sharing the rays with your north facing neighbour?
Less Noise, More Light
With a glass door you have the best of both worlds. You can still close off the noises of your family’s comings and goings, allowing you to watch your favourite TV show in peace, but with quality glazing you now have the benefit of added natural light seeping into all those previously forgotten about corners.
Go the Whole Hog
Just imagine how your floor space would look if you replaced all your solid barriers with glass doors? Natural light would literally flood your home, making those extra lamps redundant.
Even on a dull day, using glass doors would be enough to create a difference in the overall lighting within your home.
From Windows to Doors
You could of course take it a bit further. How would those north facing windows look as sliding glass doors?
Replacing the windows with glass doors needn’t be a big building job, but if the aspect and the nature of the house allows, the extra glazing space created by deepening the window space to doors could be all that is needed to open up your room.
Get some help
Don’t just put up with a dingy room; it’s possible to do something about it with glass doors. By applying a little thought and planning, it’s easy to see how glass doors can lighten up your home.
Soon your home could benefit from natural light, and the spiders will be scurrying for pastures anew.
No more gloomy corners for you!
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