Great glazing ideas with Westcoast Windows
While many of us are stuck at home staying safe during these unusual times, we thought we’d share some inspiring ideas to help you plan ahead for your future home building or renovation project…
1. Oversized glazing
Modern manufacturing techniques allow us to create larger expanses of glass to allow the daylight in, from multi-story aspects to maximum width sliding doors.
2. Apex windows
Running feature glazing right up into the apex gives an instant sense of high and impact along with the benefit of more natural light.
3. Shaped windows
Add some character to your build with shaped fixed lights, such as round windows to add a nautical feel or angled to add a contemporary edge.
4. Curved illusion
If you’re thinking of a curved building but budgets won’t run to specialised curved glass, the same effect can be achieved through multiple large panes joined together.
5. Corner glazing
To let more light into a room corner glazing can be effective to create a wider area of glass and more expansive views
6. Feature frames
While often we’re trying to reduce or remove the window frame for a clearer view, multiple window frames can actually add style to your build, whether it’s a contemporary new build or a barn renovation.
7. Rooflights and lanterns
If you have a slightly dark room with few or no external windows, and the building is single story or double-height, rooflights or lanterns could be the answer to let in more natural light and create a brighter living space.
8. A splash of colour
White can look clean and fresh, graphite can look sleek and stylish, but how about mixing it up with a classy olive green, a soft grey or a stylish blue? Explore more about coloured windows in our ADVICE CENTRE article: https://www.westcoastwindows.com/advice-centre/how-to-choose-the-right-colour/
9. Add a balcony or terrace
Jealous of those people with the showing sliding or bi-folding doors? You may not have the space for them, but even by adding some terrace doors you can get that inside/outside feeling…
10. Wood is good
Just because you’re choosing contemporary composite windows for your build, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice character and warmth. While the outside is made from sleek low maintenance aluminium (powder-coated in a colour of your choosing), the inside is made of warm, real wood to give you that authentic feel. This can be pine, oak or another timber species, lacquered or stained to your colour preference. Still if you really do prefer a painted finish that can be achieved too, again in a colour of your choice. See our internal and external finishes here: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOUR
Find more inspiration in our ADVICE CENTRE or INSPIRATION GALLERY
To discuss composite windows for your self-build or renovation project get in touch with one of our WESTCOAST WINDOWS APPROVED DISTRIBUTORS