In this post I wanted to look at the importance of design details like external doors when you are making home improvements, including extensions.
A humble door can really lift a project to the next level, but its important to consider all of the options before making a decision on the design to go for. So lets look at three of those options, bi-fold, sliding & french doors.
French doors – These work really well in period properties and can add great value and appeal to a property. Not only do they look good, they provide the kind of classic look that buyers like, if you were thinking of selling in the future. I have French doors, and I love the look and substantial and elegant feel of them. Single or double French doors are most common, in UPVC, timber effect and aluminium frames, they look ideal opening up to a garden.
Sliding patio doors – One of the benefits is how easy they are to open and close. Sliding patio doors use rollers on tracks, and because the entire weight of the moving panel is supported by the track you don’t have to put in a lot of effort to open or close sliding patio doors. They are also space-saving, as there is no need for panels that swivel in or out, and the sliding patio door does not need a lot of space to be fully opened. If you live in a home that has a smaller space or entrance this makes sliding patio doors the ideal option to go for.
Bi-fold doors – Light and panoramic views, are two things I think of with bi-fold doors. Perfect if you are wanting to join your external space to the inside of your home. They are a great combination of modern technology, architectural design and again come in many different finishes, and are suitable to be used in many different rooms. Once closed the amount of glass, really floods your home with light. With careful planning they can also look as good in a modern home as in a period property.
Which is your favourite?