Modern residential designs have many forms, ranging from the use of bold-themed interior spaces, the use of contrasting colors in the house, to room modifications such as the use of floor to ceiling windows.
Initially, this concept was only used in modern-minimalist dwelling designs. However, thanks to its popularity, the design has also been used in various types of modern dwellings such as private villa, cluster housing, and apartments over time.
If you are interested in using this design at home, you can make the following ideas a reference:
1. Stay Classy with the Natural Wooden Floor Accent
The natural color of wood can always bring an elegant impression to your home. This feature can be combined with large ceiling windows that face directly to the front yard or backyard.
You don’t have to use real wood, just use materials that have similar natural wood patterns such as vinyl, synthetic wood, or even natural stones such as granite, marble, and ceramics.
Adjust the material you use with the renovation budget that you have so that the construction process does not hurt your financial situation.
2. Big Square Frames for Extra Protection and Refined Style
The big windows don’t have to be “plain” without any accents or decorations. If you want to show a more refined look, use a tiny square frame in that window. Arrange it accordingly so that the frame does not block the windows’ view.
Besides giving the “refined” impression on a window, frames made of hard materials such as steel will also provide extra protection for your windows. If it is installed on the outside of the house, the frame will significantly reduce the risk of broken windows.
3. Use a Tall Mirror near the Windows to Enlarge the Space
If you want to make a room in the house look bigger, you should put a tall mirror between the floor to ceiling windows. Position the mirror to face the room perfectly. If possible, use a mirror that is the same height as the window so that the resulting illusion can work better.
However, you really need to pay attention to the light position in the room. If it is not positioned properly, the mirror can reflect sunlight into the center of the room so that the room will feel hot and produce the unnecessary glaring effect.
4. Illuminate Your Corridor with The Tall Windows
If your home is equipped with a number of corridors to connect the rooms, you can use tall windows on its side to create a “wider” impression in a narrow corridor area. This method is widely applied in luxurious private villas and top celebrity mansions.
You can adopt this method on a smaller scale at home. Make sure that the corridor faces directly to your garden or the courtyard so it will display such beautiful scenery.
5. Use Draperies or Light Curtains to Insulate the Windows
One of the negative effects of the installation of tall windows is privacy issues that sometimes cause discomfort for homeowners. In addition, solar radiation from the sun can also make the house feel hotter in the summer.
As a solution, you can use draperies or light curtains to cover the windows. These covers not only act as protectors but also as a fashion statement of your dwelling.
6. Creating a Door using Floor to Ceiling Windows
You can make direct access to the outer part of the house by making one part of the floor to ceiling windows at home as a door. You are free to determine where the glass door is made. You can also use a unique door model such as a sliding door or automatic door.
7. Dividing Large Space into Smaller Window Frames
Window sizes that are too large are sometimes disliked by some people. If you are a homeowner who doesn’t like it, you can divide the available space into several windows.
You can insulate those windows by providing separator features such as window frames, semi-permanent walls, or mirrors so that the room looks wider. You can even change some parts of the window and turn it into a door as mentioned above.
8. Elevate Your Windows Style by Using Different Shapes and Looks
Floor to ceiling windows do not have to be plain and square. Currently, there are various unique window models that you can use, ranging from oval, rectangular, to hexagonal. You only need to adjust the size of the available space and match it with your personal taste.
You can also add special decorations to the window such as coloring some parts of it, adding curtains, and providing new-stylish custom frames.
Finally, you should understand that renovating your windows requires time, effort, and a fair amount of money. Therefore, you have to do the renovation only if you have made a thorough preparation.