Bring light into your home with these 6 clever design ideas

From expansive extensions and decorative interior windows, we show how well executed glazing can bring light into the heart of your home.

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1. Extended living

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Adding space to a kitchen with a conservatory is a popular design approach, extending the busiest room in the home to make space for storage and add a practical open-plan dining area. When adding an extension of conservatory to your home, remember to investigate whether you will need planning permission.

2. Window splashback

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A window behind the sink is a common design solution, offering extended views and the illusion of more space in a tight space. It also works well if the outlook isn't particularly good, on a side return for instance.

3. Statement stairs

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As well as creating a strikingly modern look, minimal stairs with glass sheets allow light to flood across a narrow room without being obstructed. This creates an open-plan feel to a house whilst creating a stylish focal point.

4. Window wonder

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An internal window is a great way to bring light into a dark space, and an interesting shape will also make a decorative feature. As an alternative to a bathroom mirror, a round window offers guaranteed light and garden views.

5. Wall of glass

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This curved feature wall, made entirely of glass doors and windows, maximises the input of light and gives the impression that of an outdoor space. For similar external glazing with moving parts, aluminium frames are the best choice. This material is the least intrusive and it is durable and easy to maintain.

6. Suite success

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Using a half-solid wall to divide a bedroom and an en suite bathroom is a fantastic solution that offers privacy whilst allowing light to reach both parts of the room.