Victorian Terrace, KewContemporary, London
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Close it offElegant French-style glass doors can be closed to section off the living room and kitchen in this Victorian house. Many houses of this period that have had extensions out the back will often be open plan or just have an opening between the two spaces, but the framed-glass doors allow for easy access and plenty of light, while maintaining the separate identity of the two rooms when the doors are shut. Note that Fire Regulations around doors in and out of cooking spaces can be pretty strict and will depend on the way your home is laid out. Talk to an expert before committing.
Opt for glazed internal doorsThey may cost a little more than solid doors and have an extra expanse of glass to keep clean, but glazed doors are worth it for the extra rays of sunlight they’ll bring into your rooms. An additional internal glazed area above the doorway, as seen here, can turn a simple entrance into an interesting architectural feature, as well as bring in that little bit more light. It’s also worth maximising the glazing in your external doors, providing it doesn’t compromise their security features.Want to jazz up your internal doors? Here’s how