Retractable and permanent awnings both have their benefits, and the choice is an entirely personal one. If you want a more flexible awning, then retractable awnings will probably be the right option for you. If you’d prefer the awning to be a permanent feature in your garden, then you should choose a permanent awning or a garden terrace cover.
You will be able to look at examples when you are shopping for your awnings. If you visit a showroom or shop, you have the option to see awnings first hand. The installation professionals will be able to give you advice on operating your awning and will help you decide which kind is right for you. Retractable awnings are often the choice of homeowners, because it will be good to have that kind of flexibility. However, if you want it to be a design feature as well as a practical feature, then a glass veranda or cover could work for you.
Homes are getting smaller and space is getting tighter, and yet, moving home is becoming harder. House prices are soaring, and many families find themselves in a position where they cannot afford to move home, but desperately need some more space, especially once they start having children. It is a difficult position to be in, and one that can begin to affect your quality of life over time.
The solution? If you do have some money to spare, or you can take out a loan, then a great option is to improve the space that you have instead. There are many ways you can do this, with one popular option being a glass room conservatory. This will act like an extension to your home, except it will be a lot brighter, as the main material used in the construction will be glass. However, conservatories have come a long way since the uPVC old-fashioned structures you might be used to seeing. Conservatories have developed into a new trend: glass rooms. These are virtually transparent, allowing you panoramic views of the outdoors and lots of natural light coming into your home. It’s the modern way to enjoy a conservatory, without the need for a bulky construction that doesn’t add anything to your home.
Specifying your glass room – what do you want to get out of it?
Glass rooms are not one size fits all – they are versatile constructions that can be tailored to suit your requirements, both practical and aesthetic. These are some of the options you can have with a glass room:
- Heating systems. You can heat your glass room just as you would the rest of your home to make sure you can enjoy it at all times of the night or day. Choose a heating system that will work for you, like patio heaters for additional warmth.
- Sliding doors. Open up your room to the outdoors when the weather is beautiful. Choose sliding doors that will open up and allow in lots of ventilation, as well as making it feel like you really are in the outdoors – but with all the comfort of indoors as well.
- Roof lanterns and roof ventilation. It is possible to have rooflights, roof lanterns and hinged rooflights installed to keep the light and airy feel, but also to allow you to bring in some additional ventilation.
- Lighting. There are various LED lighting systems you can install. This will keep your property and glass room light and bright, but it will also be convenient, as LED bulbs can last for many years.
- Awnings. If you would like some more shade on the side of your building, why not choose to install a decorative awning? You will be able to choose from lots of different colours and designs to suit your tastes, and you can have a retractable awning if you don’t want it to be folded out all of the time.
A glass room is yours to decorate however you want. You can bring in elements from the rest of your home, or make it a standalone place where you can relax and spend time admiring the outdoors.