Beach side Home RennovationCoastal Living Room, Devon

Daniel Lethbridge

This is an example of a beach style enclosed living room in Devon with white walls and medium hardwood flooring. —  Houzz
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Julie Butterworth added this to How to Create More Useable Space Without Extending or Converting12 July 2019

Alternatively, try replacing some of your solid doors with glazed versions, Denise suggests. “This works well if you have doors opening up between rooms,” she says.

Kate Burt added this to How to Zone an Open-plan Space? Here's the Clear Solution8 September 2017

Combine with doorsThe radical transformation of this beachside Devon house involved adding glass at every opportunity to make the most of the wonderful light and views around it. The result of this approach (as you can see in the rest of the project photos) is a very contemporary-looking home, often the case where lots and lots of glass is part of the architecture. But in this area of the house the designer has opted for a nod to classic coastal styling by adding half-glazed, tongue-and-groove-look doors (it doesn’t get more ‘seaside’ than wood panelling). The result? The view of the sitting room from the hall looks instantly characterful, but also wonderfully light and bright. Half-glazed doors come in all sorts of styles and, with roots in the Victorian era, they’re often a good shortcut to adding some period style.

Susannah Hutchison added this to Debating Internal Glass Doors? Be Inspired by These Design Ideas10 August 2017

Clear on topWhen shut, the tongue-and-groove panelling at the bottom of these doors between the hall and living room screens off the lower-half view, making them appear more like windows. Something similar to this would be ideal if you have young children and the idea of having to constantly clean sticky fingerprints off full-length-glass doors doesn’t appeal!Don’t fancy glass doors? Have a look at these other suggestions for internal doors

Lara Watson added this to Which are the Most-saved Living Rooms on Houzz?22 January 2016

Coastal gets our voteThis simple, laid-back home reflects its beachside location, with easy-to-sweep wooden flooring and unfussy furnishings. Double doors create an airy, open space, while crisp white woodwork and striped fabrics add to the coastal mood.Browse 10 different ideas for interior doors

Propia Limited added this to Styling: 9 Tricks to Boost Your Home’s Appeal for Less Than £25022 March 2015

Go for glass panellingAll too often, hallways and corridors are a little on the dark side, and rarely have access to much natural light. Add in some solid doors between the hall and the rooms that do have light, and you’ve got yourself a fairly unwelcoming space. A great way to resolve this is to swap your existing doors with some glass-panelled ones that will pull light into the darker areas, and help create a feeling of space. Just be careful to check – and double-check – the dimensions of your new doors so they match the existing frames.

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nmmackenzie added this to nmmackenzie's ideas21 July 2020

dividing space but retaining light

kris Bell added this to Sitting Room5 July 2020

Would this work with pocket door between bedroom and sitting room

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