The addition of a conservatory or other form of glass-fronted extension provides a way for consumers to enjoy the exterior world from the comfort of the home.
Giving home improvement advice, the Telegraph suggests that such steel and glass structures can make the most of the summer, providing rooms with illumination that cannot be matched by windows or artificial light.
It adds that part of a wall can be replaced with floor-to-ceiling glass, providing a cost-effective way to illuminate an otherwise dark space.
Furthermore, low-emissivity glazing increases energy efficiency by reducing the transfer of both heat and cold, allowing a property to remain at a more constant heat throughout the year.
The publication also suggests glass sliding doors as a way to provide added light as well as access to and from the structure.
In related news, Kudos Showers suggested that curved glass provides the ultimate in contemporary interior design.