Art of GLASS
Large expanses of glass are a surefire way to make an extension feel lighter and more open. Invisible frames are useful if you want to create a seamless link between the interior and exterior, or make a skylight feel less obtrusive overhead. timber- or metal-framed doors and windows will give a more architectural look, but there’s no reason to restrict yourself to plain colours: bright finishes are instantly uplifting, even if the rest of the interior is kept simple.
Sliding doors are a familiar feature on extensions, but in this ground-floor flat, they’re a design element too, making the space feel brighter. Paul Archer Design complemented the white Corian cladding and interior with vivid yellow powder-coated door frames – a colour cue taken from a bike bag. The Reynaers doors were supplied by Grabex Windows. This project cost £100,000.