We work in all sorts of homes, offices and restaurants on all shapes of windows and every once in a while we are called for a job that stands out the way in front of any job we have done before and this fitting we installed in Greenwich is just one those stunning rarities.
In the beautiful Kidbrooke area of east London near the serene Greenwich Park, University, the Royal Observatory and a short train ride from the iconic O2 is a gorgeous, huge home tucked away from the busy main road. A client was searching for a window dressing option for a bedroom, bathroom, a spacious sitting room and a stylish kitchen. So one of our highly experienced surveyors met with the client so that they could discuss the best options available to them.
With the windows in question actually being doors into a spacious back garden for both the kitchen and the sitting room, they are obviously quite large and so they let in a huge amount of natural light. The client mentioned that they wanted access to natural light constantly but as the windows themselves are so large, that natural light, at the time, could be overbearing. So with that, the surveyor suggested Café Style to the client with a hidden break for that extra flexibility.
Typically speaking, Café Style is chosen for much smaller frames but with the clients need for the natural light, it works here as an option. The hidden break itself allows the clients to have a series of degrees of functionality with these shutters. With two thirds of the window frame being taken up by the panels, the top half is left open so the natural light constantly shines through, the middle section of the frame can be opened or shut independently of the bottom half of the frame which operate in the same way so that client still has a view of their gorgeous garden.
Another benefit of these shutters, being at the height of an average person, is that with both sections of the panels closed, this means that the client has optimal privacy should they want that.
With these panels being fitted to garden doors and not traditional windows they needed to operate like doors themselves so that the client could effortlessly open them to gain access to the garden to and from both the living room and the kitchen. All these choices simply adding to the client’s premium need for flexibility with their product and we had absolutely no problem with offering that to them.