Sunshine and elegance in North London suburbContemporary Kitchen, New York
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What Houzz contributors are saying:
Maximise light with glass beamsIn this scheme, the glass roof is supported by glass beams. Adding these will probably be more expensive, but the end effect is stunning – the roof is all glazed! These beams are toughened and laminated, and your structural engineer will calculate the size and strength they need to be. Each individual piece of glass could end up needing to be as thick as 2cm.
How much do I need to understand?Once work is underway, the process may become somewhat technical. Rather than wondering away in silence, always feel free to ask for more details or a clearer explanation. ‘It really is about asking. If you’re not sure about something just say so,’ recommends Stephen Fletcher. Francesco Pierazzi agrees: ‘Questions from the clients are absolutely necessary to make the process fruitful and successful. It doesn’t matter whether it seems like the most trivial question.’
Try a glass ceilingUse glass to striking effect with sliding glass doors and a chic, ultra-modern glass ceiling, as well. This wraparound glass structure allows the dining end of the open-plan kitchen to be flooded with natural light and connects with the great outdoors at every angle.