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help me choose a front elevation

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mum2015 Thu 08-Jun-17 19:50:50

We are about to submit plans for extension but I cant choose between two front elevation. I am posting both images. Tell me which one would you prefer and if you have any other ideas, do suggest.

mum2015 Thu 08-Jun-17 19:52:01

no idea why images didn't show. trying again.

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 08-Jun-17 19:58:12

I prefer the first one as it has a wider window upstairs and I think the line of the roof over the lower windows looks better, iyswim.

fabulousathome Thu 08-Jun-17 19:59:40

I prefer the first one too. It has a more generous feel and looks as if it will be lighter inside.

Sycamorewindmills Thu 08-Jun-17 20:02:06

The first. Where is your front door?

Katmeifyoucan Thu 08-Jun-17 20:05:39

The first

LorLorr2 Thu 08-Jun-17 20:11:30

I'd say the first one but was waiting for others to answer to see if I was being stupid or missing something obvious grin

I just think the extra coverage can be really handy.

Silverthorn Thu 08-Jun-17 20:14:26

The first one but is it going to cause too much shade in that window?
Second one looks like a bit awkward with the apex of the roof pointing at the corner of the window iyswim.

Chewbecca Thu 08-Jun-17 20:18:10

First for me too, the wider top window is nicer & I like the hipped roof going all the way across

LovelyBranches Thu 08-Jun-17 20:24:05

I prefer the look of the first one but my first thought was of the light you would lose because of the roof over the window

MollyHuaCha Thu 08-Jun-17 20:26:25

First

GameOfGroans Thu 08-Jun-17 20:33:54

I prefer the first too

mum2015 Thu 08-Jun-17 21:16:20

great, so far all votes for first smile

mum2015 Thu 08-Jun-17 21:17:55

please keepgiving your suggestions. really helpful.
i hadnt thought about the shade caused to windows by cover at all.

StarHeartDiamond Thu 08-Jun-17 21:19:49

First one definitely, it looks more substantial with the bigger windows and little roof over the downstairs window. The second one looks a bit sparse and there will be lots of brick in relation to window which can look a bit lean.

Although first will be more expensive - but you'll reap the benefits by having a nicer design to live in and also resale value, I should think, in the future.

mum2015 Thu 08-Jun-17 21:39:27

Our door is on side ..hidden towards left :-).

BigBairyHollocks Thu 08-Jun-17 21:40:34

First,it looks grander.

mum2015 Fri 09-Jun-17 08:08:23

anything i can do to improve it? any other options/ideas?

fabulousathome Fri 09-Jun-17 08:56:25

How about a small right angled triangular window over the garage and, I saw this the other day, the triangular section over the main part of 1st floor (so kind of part of the roof) was actually windows. Where the 'stripes' are were window frames. This was on a 1930s house that had been modernised. I'm assuming it was part of some kind of loft room. It looked amazing.

mum2015 Mon 12-Jun-17 10:28:08

thank you. I liked the idea of triangular window so adding it.

I also thought about having those windows as two separate windows, so I have these three options now. Please suggest which one you like and any other ideas.

The window wont be red (just trying to show it is new).

perhapstomorrow Mon 12-Jun-17 10:52:49

Much prefer all the windows together. It doesn't look balanced when you split them. Presumably, there is a room where the triangular window is otherwise it is an expensive addition if it is just eaves space.

mum2015 Mon 12-Jun-17 11:00:52

The sloped roof isn't actually over garage. It starts after flat roof of garage and is over the side extension of kitchen-diner. There are velux windows on that sloped roof but triangular window will add light too.

justaweeone Mon 12-Jun-17 11:15:29

One
Love the addition of the triangular window

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 12-Jun-17 11:20:41

I also like the triangular window adding more light to your kitchen. I like the upstairs window being one longer window, I think it looks better than two smaller ones.

mum2015 Mon 12-Jun-17 12:52:10

so far all votes for option one.

Any suggestion for improvement?

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