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After living in picturesque French countryside for 20 years, the Janets decided to return to the UK in 2016. Now based in West Sussex, near the coast, the couple have a perfect balance between country and city living. Previously quite isolated in their French property looking out over the Pyrenees, the couple are now able to walk down to the beach, theatre or cinema with ease. They recently completed an extension on their Edwardian property, which created a new room leading to their patio and garden area, giving them additional space and bringing in more natural light to their home. An important part of their extension was choosing the right doors and windows, which they discussed with Benchmark Windows, a local Origin Partner.
After discussing their needs with Benchmark Windows, the accredited Origin Partner, the Janets opted for Origin French Doors with fixed windows either side to create lots of natural light and provide a flexible access onto their patio area. The couple took full advantage of the 150+ colour options, and opted for Signal Grey (RAL 7004M) for the external colour and Signal White (RAL 9003M) for their internal colour. They felt that the grey external colour complemented the style of their property and that the white internal colour was better suited for their interior aesthetic. As all Origin products are completely bespoke, the couple were able to achieve a style that perfectly suited them and their personal taste.
Additionally, the Janets required a suitable side door for easy access from the rear of the property. They chose an Origin Residential Door, which they also ordered through Benchmark Windows. The couple wanted a contemporary look, and so chose a panel from Origin’s Contemporary Range (CO03) in white, which features a vertical strip of glass in the middle of the door. The couple opted for frosted glass for added privacy.
Since having their doors installed, the Janets have said that the main improvement has been the huge amount of natural light that they can now enjoy from within their home. They enjoy having their French Doors open in the summer months, when they have lots of family and friends to stay. “Wow!” has been the main response they’ve received from visitors. The only thing they would have done differently is give their kitchen similar improvements.
* The residential door panel shown has now been discontinued. To view our available front door panels, please visit our front doors page.