20 Ways for Windows to Gain Meters and Insulate Well

Would you like to enjoy more light and clarity at any time of the year? These wide glass enclosures are ideal to have a more direct contact with the outside At home we try to maintain contact with the outside through openings that provide greater light and clarity. It is a very subtle way of achieving spaciousness and enhancing interiors in a friendly and entertaining way. For this reason, we want to introduce you to different formats of windows and enclosures: 20 ways to gain meters and insulate well.

These resources become feasible solutions to gain meters, clarity and well-being. They are made up of masonry glazings that are resistant to inclement weather and offer durability over time. It is considered an example of reform that is having an increasing presence in homes. After all, it is an investment that pays for itself in a short time.

INDOOR LOCATION

In what parts of the house can they be located? In the living room, the kitchen, the bedrooms, a loft, etc. These windows and enclosures inside and outside facilitate the entry of light and provide greater comfort, without forgetting that they also contribute to the interior aesthetics and add to the style of the decoration.

They can be worked in different ways, even with an elegant and subtle appearance that basically helps to enrich the image with a more innovative and sophisticated touch. In fact, if a wide enclosure is placed in the room it is as if we had contact with the outside quickly; in the same way as if we do it in a living room or a closed terrace.

ISOLATION AND SPATIALITY

Some of the qualities offered by this type of enclosure are, fundamentally, protection and insulation of the interiors using top quality materials, conserving heat and preventing the entry of cold. In turn, the windows allow us to visualize everything that is outside and consolidate the trend of open spaces.

The comfort provided by this type of resource consolidates the closure of some spaces for daily use. Can you imagine a living room overlooking the garden or a glass-enclosed kitchen where you can see the landscape of a mountain? This type of transparent enclosures favor visibility and open the house to create a close connection with the outside.

The following examples can serve as inspiration. Your home can be turned into a fabulous new open environment. We have made a selection of 20 typologies that are currently successful.

1- WITH VIEWS

Reading corner by the window

A large window that is also a relaxation area. Wonderful idea! The hole is deep enough to attach a bench to lie down on , with two drawers for storage. And comfort is ensured because a mat and cushions have been placed from side to side as a seat.

2- ROOF WINDOWS

White and gray kitchen with roof window

These windows are a great solution to have an extra light source . And more if you are in a kitchen with a work island. They guarantee great energy efficiency by capturing the maximum of exterior lighting . Those that open facilitate the ventilation of the space. 

3- WINDOWS FOR PITCHED ROOFS

Mansard children’s bedroom with roof windows

They are perfect for illuminating attic rooms, without natural light. When there is enough space, it is better to install two, and with folding blinds that nuance the clarity. From Velux.

4- SYSTEM WITH PANELS

Flower room with paneled windows

An enclosure that goes from floor to ceiling is great for giving the space visual height . And if it also has a wooden profile, its appearance will be very warm. Dressed with falls in bright colors, it will stand out even more. It’s from Designers Guild.

5- PANORAMIC

Modern living room with large windows

When a living room has beautiful views of the garden, a wall-to-wall enclosure is perfect to enjoy its panoramic view. Some large panels and a black profile will give it an ultra modern air, ideal for a contemporary decoration.

6- WITH A CLEAR INDUSTRIAL AIR

Modern living room with industrial windows

Do you love panel enclosures? Made of iron or with a metallic finish with an industrial aesthetic, they are a decorative hit and give any environment a nostalgic touch. In view, without curtains, they reinforce that effect, as here. House Doctor project.

7- ALL COMFORT

Living room open to the garden

Windows, windows and enclosures that are open to the terrace are considered an extension of the living room. Its PVC profiles favor great insulation, as it is a material with low thermal transmission. And if you have a glass with camera or double glazing , it will improve its ability to insulate from the cold in winter and from the heat in summer. With the saving of energy consumption that it supposes.

8- CORNER ENCLOSURES

Glazed porch with fiberglass armchair

This outdoor system allows you to go out into the garden as soon as it is good thanks to its sliding doors. In addition, its corner design makes it easier to enter and exit from the living room and the interior receives much more natural light. Of course, the corner is perfect to enjoy as a reading area.

9- ARCHED WINDOW IN BEDROOM

Bedroom with arched window

Decorate by itself and under it you can attach the bed if you make better use of the space. But it is key to ensure adequate insulation and it is best to avoid the headboard , so the light will enter well. In this bedroom, it has been replaced by pillows and cushions.

10- A MODERN DIVISION

Living room with glass enclosures

Interior designer Patrick List’s living room is visually separated from the adjoining space but without sacrificing clarity. The reason? The enclosure of this room has a lot of glazed surface and runs along the wall.

11- DIVIDE WITHOUT CLOSING WITH A SCREEN

Enclosures: Glass partition in the hall

This partition system helps you gain space to create a study or a living area on a shared surface.

12- OPEN ONE ZONE OR THE OTHER

Enclosures: Large sliding glass door

A door that slides in both directions allows continuous rooms to be closed or opened. Moving the leaf makes the kitchen or living room independent. Paula Rosales project.

13- ENCLOSURE WITH FIXED SKIRT

Enclosure with fixed skirt

A good formula to make the available meters profitable is a mixed enclosure: that is, the upper part is made of glass and the lower part is opaque , of the same material as the profiles. This way, it can be continued or expanded with an extra space, like this one in Bloomingville.

14- TRANSLUCENT WALLS

Enclosures: Translucent walls

Does your room face an interior patio or directly onto the street, as in this example from Blooming ville?

A good option is to substitute a brick wall for one of paved stone or also one made of frosted glass. In the first case, it is glass bricks; in the second, an opaque glass that lets you see without being seen.

15- A DECORATIVE ELEMENT

Dining room enclosures

The enclosure can become an ornamental piece, as in this project by Rafael Fullana, in which a grid design has been chosen. As for the opening, the practicable is the most watertight, and better with double reinforced glass, to reduce noise by up to 50%.

16- BETWEEN SUN AND SHADE

Enclosures: Porch

The solarium area has been separated from the covered space with gates with bars. The roofed interior became a shaded sitting area with a Balinese bed, by Wood Factory, for naps.

This space is protected from the sun, but in the open air; In addition, it is visually connected to the adjoining open patio.

17- THERMALLY INSULATE

Enclosures: Hall and entrance door

Placing an enclosure on the porch will serve as an insulating chamber to counteract the cold, heat and noise. You will save a lot in energy and in your monthly bills. Aesthetics is also important, especially if the house is part of an urbanization.

The design must be in harmony with that of the rest of the houses and it is mandatory to have legal permission to do this work.

18- GREENHOUSE TYPE

Enclosures: Glazed dining room

You can limit an area of ​​the terrace and make an inside-outside area with an enclosure equal to the one in the image, signed by Mercedes Postigo. A large window that connects the interior with the exterior.

In this case, the crystals are as important as the profiles. Choose laminated and tempered safety glasses, more suitable to feel protected and with solar control: they do not reduce the amount of light (as tinted ones do), but without filtering the heat.

19- COMMUNICATE TWO ENVIRONMENTS

Enclosures: Glazing between kitchen and dining room

This has been done in this example, in which the kitchen is separated from the living-dining room with industrial-type doors and granulated glass that allow light to pass through but preserve privacy.

A practical solution, since one or two leaves can be opened to join both spaces or keep them independent.

20- THE MATERIAL OF THE PROFILES, VERY IMPORTANT

Enclosures: Sunny living room corner

For effective insulation, opt for good woodwork. If you decide on an aluminum enclosure, let it be with RPT (Thermal Bridge Break). As for PVC windows, it does not conduct cold or heat.

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