If you’re looking to add more light to your home, Crittall doors or windows could be the perfect solution. These steel-framed statement features add an industrial feel to contemporary settings, and work everywhere, from the bathroom to the kitchen.
Popping up all over Pinterest, this stylish trend is ideal for maintaining an open-plan effect. It’s an investment look worth doing well, so we asked our expert SL Interiors Panel for their nuggets when it comes to Crittall.
Where to put them:
“Be imaginative and Crittall doors and windows can work anywhere, but choose a room where they’re going to be a real feature: try them as French doors in your living room or even in your shower,” says Louisa Penn of Louisa Penn Interiors.
Where to find them:
“There are a number of companies both in the UK and Europe who provide Crittall glazing. Just remember that it’s important to make sure the Crittall is specified to meet building regulations. If your budget won’t stretch to Crittall, try stained, wooden frames or use a metal spray to recreate the look,” says Katie Singleton of The Olive Design Studio.
Do they work in small spaces?
“Yes! If you’ve only got a small area to work with then Crittall is a great way to open up the space and let light in. Just remember that they are an architectural feature and don’t look great with curtains so you’ll have to live with this light 24 hours a day. Using Crittall in a hallway makes a narrow house feel wider, while using it as an internal window can be a clever way to let light into the back of your home or into a room with no external windows,” says Mary Graham of Salvesen Graham.