Using Balcony Enclosures to Increase the Internal Area and Obtain Natural Light.
Balconies are one of the most demanded requirements when looking for a home, as they are the perfect space to enjoy the outside without leaving […]
Balconies are one of the most demanded requirements when looking for a home, as they are the perfect space to enjoy the outside without leaving your home.
However, realistically, in most cases it is an unused space. Therefore, more and more owners are enclosing their balconies.
This article will show how balcony enclosures can help create more comfortable homes without large investments.
Enclosing a Balcony to Create a Great Entry of Natural Light.
Achieving the right balance between natural and artificial light can bring great benefits to our health, as well as comfort of our homes.
It does not matter if you plan to enclose a small or a large balcony, a balcony glass enclosure will instantly become a great source of natural light.
This benefit will be even greater if the balcony is directly connected to another room, or if it is integrated into it.
We created a nice reading corner combining a totally hermetic enclosure on the outside and glass curtains on the inside to separate the rooms.
Don't forget about temperature
You want to let natural light in, but also to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Therefore, another detail to consider before enclosing your balcony with a glass system, is solar incidence. Depending on the location and orientation of the building, the entry of natural light may be excessive, and thus a light control system would be necessary.
There are two possible solutions: using complementary systems such as curtains or canopies, or integrating the solution into the system.
In the second case, louvre shutters, Parsol glass, or completely opaque panels may be integrated into the enclosure system. In the case of opaque panels, it is very important to choose a system that allows for opening so as to regulate the entry of light.
In addition, it is very important to take into account the intended use for this space once it is enclosed.
If it is going to be given an intensive use, we recommend a high thermal insulation system that ensures comfort inside the room, as for example our bi-fold and vertical sliding windows. With this type of systems, the outdoor temperature will not come indoors, resulting in great savings on our air conditioning bill.
Convert a large balcony into a living room. We use folding doors to increase thermal performance and create a more comfortable space.
However, if this space is only going to be used occasionally, or if the building is in a cooler area, lighter systems, such as glass walls, may be installed.
Balcony in a temperate area where thermal insulation is not needed. Therefore, we use glass curtains.
Say 'yes' to balcony enclosures, integrate this room into your home and increase the internal area.
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, balconies are often one of the most unused spaces. Installing balcony enclosure systems is a great way to increase the internal area of a house.
The perfect choice:
- When you have a large balcony which can be converted into a separate room (like a dining room, living room, etc.)
- When, despite not being very large, the balcony can be integrated into a larger room by eliminating the separation between both spaces. Removing, for example, the wall between the living room and the balcony would result in a larger room.
- When the balcony is small in size but perfect for a particular purpose. It can be converted into a practical office, a cosy reading corner, or even a gym with views.