House in Highgate CemeteryModern Kitchen, London
Open air kitchen, with sliding rooflight.
Photography: Lyndon Douglas
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Open up to the elementsLarge windows and doors that can open up to the sky or garden are a great way to let in daylight and, on warmer days, fresh air, too. This sliding roof light over the kitchen makes the space feel as if it’s part of a courtyard, but simple bifolding doors leading onto the garden are also very effective.
We think “outside the box”We like to encourage creativity. That “wacky” idea, which at the beginning everyone smiled about, could actually be brilliant, and we’ll be the first to think it through practically.Our ability to look at a house overall, think and preempt how you might use it or, more importantly, how you could make even better use of it, can lead to us suggesting completely different points of view to someone solely looking at one room in isolation.
Retract the roofTaking it a step further, the owners of this London home have used the latest technology to allow their glass roof to completely disappear into another section of the ceiling at the touch of a button. This giant skylight can be retracted to create an open-air courtyard garden on the top floor of the house.
What Houzz users are commenting on:
The balcony that is currently connected to the dining room needs to flow seamlessly. Even extending the same wide plank porcelain charcoal grey long plank tiles onto the balcony is actually a MUST. I want them to feel like one massive open concept functional modern living area.