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Part 4: Letting the Light in...

I love natural light and love to have large sun-filled rooms at home. Our open plan living space was becoming brighter and felt more spacious now that we had installed new weathered-oak style flooring and painted the walls in a warm neutral white. Next on my agenda was to remove the current alfresco that I felt was blocking the light.

Our Alfresco had been part of the original build but never quite worked, it was too small to fit a table comfortably underneath it without blocking the only access to our garden. Also we had high profile ceilings inside the house & the alfresco had a slightly lower course ceiling height which just made it feel even smaller.

The solution was to remove the alfresco & replace with a large awning that would span the width of the new bi-fold doors we installed and extend to 3.5 meters. This part of the reno proved hardest to do. Unless you are a trades-person or know a skilled trades-person it can be hard to source good qualified people to complete smaller jobs like this. We needed a roofing specialist because the alfresco was part of the original roof-line and things like gutters, down-pipes and new timber supports had to be installed correctly. Eventually we found the right person for the job and in less than 3 days they had demolished the old alfresco and completed the job! 

Next we removed the old sliding doors which only had a single opening (again restricting the flow between inside & out) We replaced them with an aluminium 4 leaf bi-fold doors system in white. 

If you'd like to know more about the supplier we used and colours we chose you can email me directly on elaine@henryandoliverco.com

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