The beauty of summer is the space the sun creates when it’s out – the patio, the garden, the open!

Now when you think about all that space being closed away against the wind, rain or the cold seasons, it seems such a waste. Well this year’s summer trend for 2017, is open plan entertaining. This is wonderful if you live in Bognor Regis! The town holds the title for being the sunniest place in England with over 1,902 hours of sunshine a year – this is just 79.25 days of outside  entertaining weather…

While opening your house to the elements for entertaining, you may find those elements decide to produce unfavourable weather, forcing your guests inside. If you have a long kitchen, a separate diner and a hall linking them – they’ll be a detached atmosphere. Whether you’re entertaining or not, it’s always nice to be able to enjoy the space and light you can create by open plan renovations.

There are three ways to open plan your home to generate and extend the feel of summer, and here are your options –

  • From Within – An open plan designed kitchen, dining, living area without extending is the perfect way to make the look and feel of your room stylish, spacious and sociable. Less walls and more floor flowing throughout and with more windows the light will accentuate the size and space of your multi room.
  • Moving Out – By extending a kitchen or dining room, you can develope the space to suit your needs. Add a dining room or a relaxed space onto a kitchen, connect a living and entertaining area to any diner, or even add a sunroom to your lounge – the choices and ideas are endless and can be opened up even more by the loss of those visionless walls.
  • An Illusion – Bifolds Doors and Roof Lanterns are a great way of guiding the outside in, giving your room the illusion of space. The features exude style and contemporary design, ensuring the envy of guests, the sunshine in your life and the moonlit night above.

All of these ideas can be used together and alone, and the one other perfect thing about summer, is that by having the work done while the season is dry, is that much more space can be used for ultimate efficiency and you’ll have somewhere to lounge while your team of professionals are hard at work.

Boutique Design & Build are ready and waiting to help design your perfect open plan – plan, construct, supply and install any and all aspects of trade necessary to begin and complete every project.

Contact us on 01268 566 065 or email