Bi-fold Door Design: 3 Smart Reasons to Choose Sliding Folding Doors
You deserve a touch of style and luxury, and so does your home. One of the simplest and most effective ways to do this is with sliding folding doors.
If you enjoy waking up to a beautiful, uninterrupted view (who doesn’t right?) or are looking for a quick solution to divide a large room, then these are a brilliant choice for you. Also commonly known as bi-fold doors, these beautiful, trendy space savers are a great choice in any home.
Maybe you’ve already picked out the perfect doors for your home, and we are not here to discourage this in the slightest! Rather, we are aiming to expand your knowledge on these doors, and answer some of the questions you may have – or those you haven’t thought of yet..
So, keep reading, and let’s learn more about bi-fold doors.
What Is the Difference Between Sliding Doors and Bi-fold Doors?
You may have heard both terms tossed around and wondered what the difference is between the two. And is one better than the other? The answer is very simple.
Sliding doors are often two or more panes of glass that slide sideways until they reach the end of a frame. Standard sliding doors may have limited movement as traditionally they only open about 65% of the way. They do however offer greater control over your opening and can be left fully open to enjoy the breeze, or just cracked to let in some fresh air on a chilly day.
Bi-fold doors will fold back on themselves, like a concertina. They are between one and seven panels, and they run on a concealed track in the floor or ceiling (or both). The main benefit of bi-fold is that they open entirely, giving you an uninterrupted doorway into the next room or directly outdoors.
Are Internal Bi-fold Doors a Good Idea?
The inspirational luxury home images that you have been adding to your Pinterest board (yes, we see you!) are very likely to include patio bi-fold doors. And while this is the most popular place to install these gems, it is not the only place they can be used.
Bi-fold doors are a great way to divide a large room into two smaller rooms, and because of the way they open, no space is lost when you need to reopen the area. Why not have two doors folding left and right? What a way to make a statement!
What About Smaller Spaces?
One of the many benefits of these delightful doors is that they are compact. So, if you have a smaller home, they work just as well as – in fact probably better than – traditional doors. They fold up neatly out of the way and make smaller spaces appear larger.
They are especially eye-catching when used in places such as pantries, wardrobes or en-suite bathrooms. These smaller spaces benefit from as much room as we can give them, and these doors are the perfect answer to space constraints.
And with all the different options to choose from when it comes to colour and design, you must be asking yourself about now why you don’t have these already installed! The flexibility, the style, the space… the list just goes on and on!
Sliding Doors and Security
The biggest question on everyone’s mind is security. While we know you are in love with the look and the elegance they will bring to your home, are our sliding folding doors safe and secure?
The answer is beautifully simple and will have you sighing with relief. Yes!
They may be safer than traditional doors or windows. With multiple locking points spread across the door, double or triple glazing on the glass and high-security tracks you can rest peacefully at night knowing you are locked up safe and sound.
The options are endless when it comes to the dimensions and doors can be custom fit to your space. Height-wise you have options between 1800mm – 2700mm and from 3 to 7 panels. You can even have a 7-panel door with an additional 3 panels attached which offers you a width of anything between 2.7m and 6.6m.
The Simple Sliding Folding Door
We knew you were keen on sliding folding doors before you read this article. And we are sure you are chomping at the bit by now! This simple space saver will bring a stylish yet functional element to your home, an element that we all dream of having!
We’ll provide your dream door, and if you need any more information, contact us and we will answer any questions you may have.