We invited 3 Cheshire mums to design their perfect glazed extension
When someone enquires about a conservatory, orangery, extension or garden room, we help them to visualise how it will look with our free design service. Using CAD software, we can create a 3D ‘walkthrough’ of the structure, bringing the new room to life! We also provide architectural drawings at no extra cost.
So pleased are we with our design service, we wanted to spread the news. That’s why we invited local bloggers Sarah, Lisa and Toni to our showroom, to design their dream glazed extensions. Like any of us with Instagram or Pinterest, these three Cheshire mums had been daydreaming about converting their houses into something off of Grand Designs, but like pretty much all of us, real life got in the way of turning those dreams into a reality.
But for one day – a ‘Design Your Dream Home Extension’ day – our guests had the opportunity to see what could actually be feasible. The biggest surprise? An extension might not be as out of the question as previously thought…
Designing a dream home
We asked our bloggers to think about their dream extensions before the day – what extra space they could do with, what styles they like and how they would like their living space to flow.
Sarah dreamed of a kitchen extension – something that would help her redesign the flow of the downstairs living space, creating a huge kitchen-dining area.
As a freelance writer and blogger, Lisa wanted a space of her own in order to separate her work and home life. She loved the idea of a bespoke extension that would give her a bright and secure space to work at home.
Toni already has a lean-to structure on her terraced house, but was considering upgrading to a new conservatory that would create a warm and dry play space for her son. We thought we could go one better – designing an open-plan glass-box style lean-to with a sloping glass roof and bi-folding doors to open the house up to the garden.
Seeing the designs come to life
Our three bloggers sent us over pictures of their homes and we got to work generating 3D designs. On the day, we began by giving our guests an introduction to the company and a tour of the showroom, with an opportunity to have a play with all the windows and doors on show. After a bite to eat, each blogger paired off with one of our design consultants to see their new home designs for the first time.
What really impressed Sarah was the quality of the plans for her new kitchen-diner extension with an orangery roof:
“What Sean showed me was stunning. It really was the sort of thing you’d see on Grand Designs or other home renovation programmes. They had designed the kitchen with an orangery style roof which floods the room with natural light. I could see it becoming the large social kitchen I crave and I could see how it would complement our current dining room. We could turn this into a playroom and second sitting room. It would be perfect.”
Whilst for Lisa, it was the extra thought and care we put into the whole process that made us stand out as a good company:
“I walked away excited at the thought of what would be possible for our house in the future, but also confident that Crystal Living would be a reputable and knowledgeable company to complete the works. Not only that, but the company have such a sense of pride in their work that I know they would go that extra mile to make sure their customer was not only satisfied, but thrilled with their work, and would get joy out of it for years to come.”
Toni loved the experience of visiting the showroom and seeing her designs come to life:
“I love that Crystal Living have given us these amazing visuals, I can really see how it would work for our home. I can imagine family BBQs, having the paddling pool out. It wouldn’t just be a home improvement, it would be a lifestyle improvement.”
Experience your own dream home design day!
Would you like to design your dream home extension? We offer this level of service for every single one of our clients, and each design is bespoke. Visit our show site in Cheshire or book a design appointment with one of our lead designers, and see how we can transform your home. A dream extension is more realistic than you think!