Creating New Dining Opportunities in a Modern Townhouse
This family came to Phantom Screens looking for a solution that would help them make the most of their awesome outdoor spaces. They wanted to be able to have breakfast on their veranda while leaving the doors open to let the breeze circulate around their home. Their aim was to be able to come and go without having to open and close the doors to prevent bugs from getting in, thereby causing further heat build-up inside the house.
The family also made use of an attractive courtyard on the ground floor, accessed via several sets of doors. This area was ideal for a summer barbecue and, when all the doors were thrown open, felt like an extension of the ground floor.
We installed Distinction Screens on the doors leading to outdoor dining areas. This included a large Distinction screen on a double door leading from the first-floor lounge to the veranda, and a series of smaller Serene screens on other openings to protect the house from pests.
Our Distinction screen is fitted with a durable, pleated screen mesh that is designed to resist sagging and tearing. Each screen is measured, constructed and installed by our team of experts. Once installed, an interior wire tension system ensures the screens move smoothly and feel great to use.
Distinction screens are constructed from quality components to ensure years of trouble-free operation and they fit sliding, double, and bi-fold doors up to 4m wide, making them a good choice for this property.
With Phantom Screens installed, this family is now able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner outside, while a refreshing breeze circulates throughout their home. The screens also provide solar shading, which reduces glare and makes it easier to manage heat build-up inside the house.
The screen frames are colour matched to the existing doors, which helps them to remain all but invisible when not in use. Additionally, the low-profile bottom rail means the family do not have to remember to step over it when coming and going.
The mesh of the Distinction screens also has the bonus effect of improving privacy during the day. When looking into the home from outside with the doors closed, the screens increase the reflectivity of the glass and help to obscure the view.
They say that the buildings in which we live and work have a powerful effect on the way we feel. At Phantom Screens, the conversations we have with our customers suggest that this is true; making the right changes to your home can have a big impact on your quality of life.
In this case, our customer's decision to install Phantom Screens helps the indoor and outdoor spaces to merge, giving the impression of a larger, airier home. As a result, this family was able to craft a relaxing, Mediterranean approach to home layout and dining in a modern Cambridgeshire townhouse.