Having spent so much time in our homes in the last year, one thing that has become apparent is a need for more space at home. Space to work, space to study, somewhere to put the home gym or a place to escape the rest of the family. The property market has seen a huge boom as demand for bigger properties with more space, and larger gardens, becomes greater.
Homeowners that don’t want to move have focused their attentions on making the most of the space that they have, or creating additional spaces where possible. This means optimising unused rooms such as the conservatory or extending the home.
Flat Roof Extensions
Single storey, flat roof extensions are one way in which the homeowner can find that extra space and extend their current kitchen, living room or add an additional bedroom/home office. A flat roof extension is an easy way to extend the home although you are going to need a solution to allow for plenty of light.
Producing Natural Light
One way to ensure that you get plenty of natural light in your flat roof extension is to consider bi-fold doors across one wall, this will also ensure that you get proper ventilation too. This, on its own, won’t be enough to flood the room with natural light and you will need to look to the roof for an alternative solution. A roof lantern is an increasingly popular choice for homeowners for a number of reasons. In fact, roof lanterns are now available in many different styles, shapes, sizes and colours as well as being sustainable and secure.
Choosing an Aluminium Roof Lantern
When choosing an aluminium roof lantern, it needs to meet a number of requirements including the following:
- Secure – you want to be sure that your new extension is properly protected
- Sustainable – cut down on your heating bills and your carbon footprint
- Stylish – a roof lantern that looks good and is the envy of the neighbours
Choose a supplier and installer that can offer a lengthy guarantee with the experience and reputation for quality work. Don’t try and save on price by compromising on quality. As with most things, you get what you pay for and you want a solution that will withstand the elements and look good for years to come.
Upgrading Your Conservatory
As well as, or instead of, adding an extension to your home, you could look to the conservatory to see what improvements and enhancements can be made. If you have a conservatory with the original roof, you will almost certainly benefit from an upgrade to a Guardian Roof System. This system regulates the temperature providing excellent insulation which means you can enjoy the space all year round. No more avoiding the room when it’s the middle of winter or height of summer! You can relax, study or work during every season in your thermally regulated conservatory.