A Glass Link
A glass link is essentially an extension between two parts of a property. Properties that can benefit most from this are usually old farms and homesteads, although any property with an outside building could use it to join up the buildings and create links. A glass link will not only allow more light into the property it will create more floor space and join everything together.
If you think your property might benefit from a glass link you can have it assessed by a glass link provider. They will measure the area for you and suggest various options. The glass links come in panels and are joined up to create a tunnel. If the land is uneven a special base can be installed that levels the walkway. A glass link can open up your property creating more light and protect you from harsh weather.
A Voluminous Space
Older properties are unique and interesting, they have long histories attached to them, they also present favorable opportunities in almost every room. One main flaw, however, is the ceiling height, which tends to be lower than contemporary houses. Despite this there are opportunities to renovate your property, not horizontally, but vertically. This will create more space in your rooms and give the property and more contemporary feel.
Vertical extensions for older properties are easier to get planning permission for and to build, you can easily increase the height of your property by at least one story without contacting your local authority. This extra height creates a voluminous space that is airy and contributes to your well being. It also looks modern and contemporary. If you prefer you can always add an extra room instead to increase the value of your home or start a small business.
The Broken Plan
The modern trend is towards open plan homes that give owners plenty of space and light, kitchens that run into living rooms, and living rooms with dining areas attached. It’s easy to see why, this open plan design enhances the interior’s qualities of openness, light, and wellbeing, it is also practical, especially if you have children you need to watch while in the kitchen. However, the open plan design doesn’t suit everyone.
There are those who like to have the space divided up and this also has several qualities and advantages. If you divide up an open space into several sections you will have more options to transform spaces into what you like. As well as the standard kitchen and living areas, type might have rooms for sewing, gaming, or a small suite of some kind. Creating a broken plan and designing individual rooms can affect how you feel in that space.
A Transformed Space
If your property is older there’s a chance it may be listed or have other restrictions on what you can do with it. While this might seem disappointing in some sense it does keep the original integrity of the building for future owners. It also presents you with some possibilities to be creative with the space. That is something artists often do, they restrict the object of creation in some way to make it more challenging or interesting. You can do the same with your home’s interior.
Common issues with older properties include doorways that you might like to brick up but can’t, or brickwork you want to plaster over. Some solutions include using special glasswork to create windows out of old doorways. This is not only permissible but it can create a space with more light and any interest. If you wanted to use the room as an office or bedroom you could also use a shutter design that allows you to see out while restricting the view in the opposite direction.
Lofts and Basements
Many older properties have lofts and basements that offer great renovation potential. These spaces may have been used in the past for storage or as stables, or for Heating oil tanks Now though there can present an issue or a possibility. The sensible thing to do is renovate them, turning them into new bedrooms, sitting rooms, apartments, or entertainment spaces. Depending on the property, however, this could present a problem.
If you have a basement that was once a stable, for instance, you will have one large space divided up and you may not obtain permission to knock them through. Luckily, this problem also presents an opportunity. Renovate the space by taking advantage of the layout. Build shelves, beds, kitchen areas, and small single purpose rooms that make the best use of the space. You will be surprised at how interesting and appealing these spaces can once renovated creatively.