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4 Modern Dormer Window Ideas

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Dormer windows have often been given a bad rep in the past.

However, whilst they're often seen as boxy and not the most attractive feature of a home, they remain popular, and you shouldn't dismiss them outright. The reason they are so popular is not only the fact that they can add plenty of natural light into a new attic room, but nowadays they can also be created to look modern and stylish.

With this in mind, here are our top ideas for modern dormer windows.

Make your dormer window a feature

Often, a dormer window is seen as unsightly because of how it protrudes from the roof's angle, usually at odds with the design of the rest of the house. So, the key to creating a modern dormer window is to incorporate it as a roof design feature.
This could mean making it angular, which works particularly well if your house is quite traditional, as it's not trying to be the same as the original building. Alternatively, opt for a contrasting material for the cladding of the dormer, such as zinc sheets, to make it stand out.

Now, you may be wondering, 'do you need planning permission for a dormer window?' If you are, it's worth bearing in mind that if you are going to make a statement with your dormer loft conversion, you are more likely to require planning permission, as it will alter the look of the house and may make it stand out amongst the other homes in your street.

Use modern glazing options

A simple way of making your dormer loft conversion appear more modern is to use a contemporary glazing option.
It could be as simple as choosing a black or grey frame or lead lighting.
This works particularly well if the rest of your home has the same type of glazing, as it makes the whole house appear seamless overall and will also help blend the new dormer loft conversion into the existing property.

Alternatively, why not glaze floor to ceiling around the entire dormer to create a glass box? It will create a very modern look to your dormer, and it will also allow plenty of light into the room.

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Fit to the scale of your home

Often, one of the things that can make your new dormer loft conversion look unsightly is when it is too big for your home's overall size. Although a dormer window is used to create extra habitable space within an attic conversion, if you're interested in keeping your home's aesthetics looking appealing from the exterior, it's important not to go too large with your dormer.
For example, chocolate box dormers are a beautiful alternative to a box dormer and can make your home more modern-looking overall. The key to this is to make the dormer window part of the design from the off, rather than thinking of it as a simple addition to your home.

Add bi-fold doors

Adding bi-fold doors to your dormer loft conversion is a popular option these days. It allows you to add plenty of natural light, let lots of air during the warmer months, and invite the outside in. It's a great way of creating modern dormer windows and is also one you can enjoy and appreciate from both inside your home and out.

Looking for more ideas on modern dormer windows? Get in touch with Bespoke Lofts!

To discover more ways to create modern dormer windows, get in touch with Bespoke Lofts. We can create contemporary loft conversions for your home to keep the aesthetics looking as good as they possibly can. Contact us today to see how we can help you create an incredible looking, modern dormer loft conversion.

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