Sprucing up for summer
It’s finally summer and the trend for home improvements is still going strong. With the housing market booming and consumers looking to make improvements to their living spaces, there are lots of things for installers to suggest that’ll help boost both property values and quality of life – and Liniar has an entire range of stylish enhancements to help you along the way.
Lantern roofs and conservatories. Adding a conservatory or orangery is an easy way to add space to a home, and it normally doesn’t require planning permission. Not only will it boost the property’s square footage but also its value. The latter can also be said for lantern roofs, which may not provide additional space, but open rooms up visually with copious amounts of natural light.
The added sunlight from glazed extensions or rooms offers further benefits including balancing the body’s circadian rhythm, making it easy to fall asleep at night and sleep more soundly, boosting productivity in both children and adults, and aiding a positive mood. Additionally, natural sunlight is anti-bacterial – meaning a safer, happier home.
Bringing the outdoors in. Homeowners are making more use of their outdoor spaces than ever before. What better way to enjoy an outdoor living space than with doors that give an expansive opening, plenty of opportunity to look out onto a garden, and the ability to merge indoor and outdoor living spaces?
With bifolding, sliding patio or French doors, homeowners can provide a beautiful entrance to their garden and make the most of the summer months.
Once outside, Liniar can help revolutionise garden spaces with environmentally friendly, zero maintenance PVCU composite decking and fencing; products that require no sanding, painting or staining. Liniar’s SwitchBoard offers two different finishes on the same decking board (woodgrain embossed and traditional grooved pattern). Its fencing range comes in composite, PVCU and woodgrain foiled, and all in a range of popular colours.
Windows. Tired old windows discoloured from the weather or those with peeling paint can give homes a tired, unkempt appearance.
The way we look at which window styles fit which property types has changed over the years, especially with the influx in popularity of coloured windows. For example, older or heritage buildings with timber windows would fare well with a flush PVCU system such as Liniar’s double-rebated Resurgence window. Not only does it provide the appearance of a traditional window with clean lines, it has fully foiled glazing areas to both transoms and outer frames, for an authentic look.
There are other things to consider apart from the window type; it’s important that a customer’s windows represent their style and the personality of their home. What about Georgian or Astragal bars, or patterned or etched glass? Which colours would work best with brickwork or render colours?
Foiled windows can make a real statement for a home’s first impression. 7016 (anthracite), 7155 (silver) or 7038 (agate) grey provide a modern aesthetic while woodgrain patterns can add a more traditional finish, with the added benefit of improved energy efficiency over timber windows.
While considering the look and feel of windows, there are other equally important factors that can improve both property values and homeowners’ quality of life, such as energy efficiency, noise reduction and weather performance.
Energy efficiency provides more than just a comfortable living space. Windows with exceptional energy efficiency can mean lower energy bills and smaller carbon footprints and are bang on trend with homeowners who want to do their part for a greener planet.
While windows will always be the main bread and butter for installers, offering a few extras to homeowners looking to redesign their spaces or upgrade their home to sell is a sure-fire way to secure more business.