Opening up your home to the outdoors is becoming increasingly popular to those looking to close the proximity between their gardens and indoor space. As many of us choose to update and renovate our homes rather than sell up and move, installing glazing and creating a lighter and brighter living space is one way to add value to our homes and remain environmentally balanced.
It’s easier than you might think to introduce subtle hints that will remind us of how to live green, from decorating our homes with a touch of nature to spending more time appreciating the outdoors.
But what about the aesthetics of our homes themselves?
Installing glazing on an extension or as part of a renovation is a great way to bridge the gap between indoors and outdoors and the beauty of choosing aluminium to achieve this is not only its eco-friendly qualities, but its customisable potential. There are over 200 RAL colours to choose from to meet your design requirements, so if you don’t fancy standard grey, why not opt for luscious green?
This sliding door structure doesn’t look out of place with a green tint and in fact brightens the whole decking area. The refreshing colour complements the leafy outdoor area and helps break down the barrier between the glazed room and garden.
Installing an aluminium conservatory or glass room means you not only enjoy the outdoors a little longer in the winter, but also throughout the summer, with specialist thermal glazing technology in the form of solar glass. The heat is kept inside the conservatory in the winter, and reflected away in the summer. Not only is this hugely practical in everyday living, it will prevent energy and money being wasted. For more information on solar glass, visit our dedicated glazing options page.
Self-cleaning glass is also a great option to keep a conservatory virtually maintenance free. The permanent self-cleaning coating uses UV light and rain to actively break down dirt that builds up on the surface of the glass, keeping the panels cleaner for longer without the need for harsh cleaning chemicals.
As for the rest of your home, green accessories will freshen and brighten up a room, giving it a little touch of the outdoors. Have a look at Rockett St George and search their green products for a whole range of nature-inspired home decor including leafy wallpaper, unique vases and other delights!
For more home inspiration, visit our sister company Express in the Home and start planning for greener living.