Modern Design Ideas With Glass

See the light with innovative and unexpected uses of this timeless material

From sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling glazed partition walls to Crittall-style room dividers and extensions, glass ceilings, glass roofs and even glass flooring, there are plenty of modern solutions and contemporary inspiration when it comes to letting natural light into the home.

Using glass doors or even a wall of windows to connect to your garden is guaranteed to lend a real sense of drama to your abode, plus it’ll maximise natural light and provide uninterrupted views of just about anything you want to show off. A glass extension or floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors will also help blend the indoors and out, for a relaxed lifestyle during the warmer summer months and a seamless connection to nature all year round.

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Walk-on glass flooring (also known as floor lights) helps to facilitate a flow of light between floor levels, making the most of the sunshine on a bright day and maximising any natural light on the gloomier days. Or let even more light in via a roof window or glass ceiling. A glazed roof can typically let in up to twice as much light as a conventional vertical window – this is because the glazing is angled directly towards the natural light source, with very little diffused or reflected light.

If you have a bigger budget, a glass roof will bathe your home in daylight, brightening dark corners and expanding the feeling of space. Blinds can also be fitted in a variety of awkward window spaces for those occasions when you may want to keep the light out.

Prefer a vintage touch? Stained-glass windows create a colourful and striking display, while Crittall-style framing creates a more industrial vibe and never goes out of style.

Find cool and unusual ways to bring the outdoors in here.

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