ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS – ROOF LANTERNS AND BI-FOLD DOORS A popular alternative to a garden room is a roof lantern. In addition to their beauty and grandeur a roof lantern encourages natural light into the room in a similar way to a fully glazed roof. The Audley kitchens pictured illustrate the elegance that a lantern adds to a room, as well as the stunning natural light. If you are looking to not only bring in natural light, but also to encourage involvement between the kitchen and garden, bi-fold doors are an option. In the cooler months the winter sunshine streams through and when the weather gets warmer they open up to create uninterrupted flow between the kitchen and garden. Whether your garden is to be used by children playing or guests enjoying a drink in the sun, the kitchen becomes an extension of the al fresco socialising space. Positioning a seating area close to the doors blurs the line between indoors and outdoors, creating a wonderfully laid back space pushing the boundaries of open plan design to the extreme. BELOW Style | Orford The position of the kitchen island enables the host to prepare food at the island whilst guests enjoy lounging in the warmth of the garden room. ABOVE Style | Audley This kitchen benefits from a roof lantern and bi-fold doors, increasing light as well as making access to the garden easy. 39