A light, bright, bespoke sun lounge
When Gary and Sheila Rees from Swansea wanted to add more space to their modern home, they had a contemporary extension in mind.
Having spoken to a few conservatory companies, on visiting Securahome’s Gorseinon showroom, Mr and Mrs Rees explained they wanted to avoid anything too traditional.
“We were certain that we didn’t want dwarf walls and a glazed ceiling,” Mr Rees explained. “We wanted something modern to fit the style of our home, a room we could use all year round.”
Design expert Leighton Austin worked with Mr and Mrs Rees to create a modern, bespoke, sun-lounge with full-length loggia columns to bring plenty of light into the room.
While they didn’t want a fully glazed roof, the couple did want to maximise light and so opted for a part-solid, part-glass LivinRoof.
“We really liked the fact that we could place the glass panels in the roof wherever we wanted,” Mr Rees said.
“One priority was to make sure that in adding an extension, we still had natural light coming into the living room. Thanks to the glass panels in the ceiling, we managed that.”
The sun lounge includes a perimeter ceiling with down-lighters to add to the contemporary feel.
Work started on the sun lounge in spring 2016, and by June of the same year it was ready for the Rees’ to add their personal touch.
“The whole process was pretty pain-free,” Mr Rees said. “I couldn’t fault any of their work at all.”
One year on and Mr and Mrs Rees have been through every season in their sun lounge. It has quickly become their favourite room in the house.
“My wife loves the views of the garden in particular,” Mr Rees said. “In fact, whether it’s breakfast before work or relaxing in the evening, we spend most of our time in there.
“There’s a lot of insulation in the Loggia panels, the floor and ceiling, which means that in winter, we put the electric heater on for 10 minutes and it’s perfectly warm.
“During summer, the room gets warm, like any other one in the house, but nowhere near as hot as a traditional conservatory.
“Twelve months on and I can honestly say there is nothing I would change about this room.”