Okay, the family has all packed up and left!
The Christmas tree and decorations are in storage for another year!
Resolutions have all been cast. Now – did you consider any projects for the year?
Did you notice over the break the movement of people in and around your home?
The lines between inside and outside blur in modern home design. I know you noticed how much more time is spent outside of your home, than inside. The transition from inside to outside needs to be easy, and feel seamless. Is yours?
Better still solve the dilemma of that transition, from inside to outside. The doorway from one space to another is vital, but just as important is the link between the kitchen and the outdoor eating area.
So what options do you have?
We have covered patio or verandah type doors previously. Click here to view it.
So what are the solutions for your window – to create that cafe style servery?
A servery type window or cafe window is easily defined as a window that opens on to an outdoor space, usually with an extra wide sill (known as a servery sill) to allow you to pass food and drinks back and forth from the kitchen or bar area. The greatest benefit, as we entertain is that items can easily be moved, without having to walk in and out constantly.
So what options do you have, if you are looking to renovate, start from scratch or even convert your existing window to a servery?
With a new installation, a fabulous way to add a servery is by installing a bi-fold or folding window. Capral fabricators have a super bi-fold suite at their disposal the Genesis servery bi-fold, which is a customised product with a warranty for water penetration AND without the need for a sill.. All the other bi-folds in the market, require a sill, so this is the perfect window if you want a seamless finish from your kitchen bench to the servery bench outside.
NOTE: A bi-folding window, might not be an option for everyone, due to the support structure required to take the weight of the bi-folding window. So if this is your desire, for your servery opening, then seek a professional window company to advise you as you may require an engineered beam (check out our article on bi-folds verses stackers in our library for more detail.)
What about the bugs – I hear you say! You can either screen this type of window with a Crimsafe bi-folding security screen, or install a retractable flyscreen – either option is easy.
Either as a new window or a great conversion option, a sashless cafe servery window, offers another seamless bench option. With a width limitation of around 1500, the sashless is fitted within a commercial 75-100mm wide frame, like the Capral 400 series mainframe. The sashless Aneeta window offers not only the benefit of the servery, but also the added benefit of no metal across your view line – so no barrier to your view at all. Imagine that uninterrupted view out of your kitchen window, can you just picture yourself there!
Perhaps, you do not want to go through a renovation installing a new window.
Already, have a sliding window in your kitchen area, then it is an extremely easy task, to simply change the screen, then add a bench outside – AND voila you have a servery window.
Whilst not without a track like the other 2 options, the function is the all important issue here. Simply, install a Crimsafe Safe-S-Cape sliding window, like the image below and then you have the ideal cost effective solution. Functionality and a security screen, what more could you ask for!
So whether you are considering a new window, a major renovation or simply converting your existing screen, the team at Central Glass and Aluminium are here with all the solutions for whatever budget you have.
You dream it – We make it at Central Glass and Aluminium!
Contact us to find out how we can solve your needs!