single storey extension
2nd August 2023

5 Ways to Maximise Natural Light in Your Single Storey Extension

With our single storey extensions, you aren’t limited to just one style or design; there are loads of ways that you can customise your new build, with plenty of ways to maximise the amount of natural light coming into your property.

Keep reading for some of the best single storey designs to maximise natural light, perfect for creating an extension which helps you connect with the great outdoors, even from the comfort of your own home.

1. Install Large, Folding Panel Glass Doors

Experience seamless integration between indoors and outdoors, as the boundaries dissolve thanks to large glass panel doors. These doors can span the entire side of a single storey extension, letting in ample light even when closed, and acting as an uninterrupted transition between indoors and outside.

They’re both functional and stylish, allowing plenty of natural light to flow into the room and wash over the interior.

2. Enhance Your Space with Standard Skylights

Let sunlight bathe your space by choosing thoughtfully placed skylights. Illuminate every corner, maximising light by drawing it in from the ceiling, to create a serene and warm ambiance. Discover the full potential of skylights to effortlessly enhance your DIY home extension, bringing in the beauty of the outdoors.

3. Incorporate a Raised Skylight

Enhance the brightness of your single-storey extension with a practical yet stunning raised skylight. By incorporating this architectural element into your roof design, you’ll effortlessly invite an abundance of natural light to fill your space. The raised skylight acts as a window to the sky, allowing sunlight to stream, bringing a sense of height and space to the room.

4. Consider Glass Panel Walls

Invite swathes of natural light into your single storey extension by opting for a design featuring sleek glass panel walls. Not only do they look highly contemporary, but glass panels work to maximise the amount of sunlight that can enter your space.

By seamlessly connecting your home and garden, the glass walls will blur the boundaries, allowing a sense of nature and the outdoors to flow freely.

5. Combine an L-Shape with Glass Walls

Get the most from your single-story extension by incorporating a thoughtfully designed L-shape with glass walls. By opting for this innovative layout, you can create an expansive surface area for the glass panels, allowing sunlight to flood your space from multiple angles. The clever L-shape design not only adds a touch of architectural elegance but also amplifies the light’s reach, infusing your extension with brightness and warmth.

Bright, Airy Extensions from Trade Price

We’re proud to design and supply innovative home extensions that help you build you dream home. With our Trade Price single storey extensions you can choose from a range of design features to maximise natural light, creating an inviting and relaxing environment that you’ll love to spend time in.

All our extensions are easy to assemble at home, with all parts prefabricated in our factory, and are made with our innovative insulation system to ensure they are kept warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Want to get started with your own single storey extension at home? Give us a call on 01371 820580 or send us a message via our contact form – we look forward to hearing from you!