Oak-framed extensions are a fantastic way of improving your home by adding light, space and potentially increasing its value! Using oak as the foundation is an environmentally-friendly, natural and aesthetically pleasing option. Take a look at these stunning examples and you'll see why this versatile wood is so popular today...
This lovely open living space is perfect for entertaining guests. The oak structure and low-hanging beams add character while the stark white walls and spotlight lighting offer a modern touch.
The bi-fold doors opening out onto the lawn mean that this room can fully embrace the outdoors in the warm summer months, while the sturdy brick fireplace offers a warm cosy retreat in the winter, the best of both! The multiple use of wood in this conservatory, from the floor to the frame, mantelpiece to side table, creates a natural, earthy vibe.
A glass roof like this one is traditionally a great way of being able to grow plants indoors at all times of year without being affected by the harsh outside temperatures. Allowing the light to pour in creates a greenhouse effect, and when pared with bright floral fabrics and an oak frame, it gives a real sense of being in the garden.
Add value to your house by creating an extra room such as this dining area. Oak is an extremely hard-wearing and long-lasting material, and the natural woody perfume will make your guests feel as though they are dining outside on the terrace even in the depths of winter.
As far as the eye can see
If you have beautiful countryside views, you will want to maximise the window space to ensure they are visible at all times! This oak-framed structure ensures there is a seamless link between the interior and exterior, creating a natural window to the scenery outside.
The owners of this conservatory have created a cosy seating area by combining soft reds with neutral tones. The beautiful cracked beams have aged naturally over time, adding a weathered charm to this room and enhancing the authenticity of this lovely wood.
Light, bright and cheerful, this open space is bursting with charisma. The contrasting oak beams set against the pale palette of the house add interest and colour, while the bi-fold doors create extra space when flung open and enable plenty of fresh air to flow throughout; we can imagine a lovely warm draught in the summer - perfect!
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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