We could all do with more space around the home.
You might have a growing family that’s outgrowing your living area. Or, maybe you want to create more flow throughout the home and find a use for areas that are currently being underutilised.
Well, creating that extra space is a lot easier than you think. Often a minor addition to the home, like a sliding glass door, can make a whole world of difference.
There are two distinct ways you can use a sliding glass door to create more space in your home. You can section off areas – which will generate functional, dedicated zones or you can open up the home and connect areas – making any previously unused space more inviting.
But why use glass? Well, if the aim is to create a bright, inviting space, a sliding glass door is the perfect solution. It doesn’t block out light or interrupt your view, which makes any area feel warm and welcoming.
There’s a perfect sliding door for every area in your home – find out which is the best for you.
Bring the outdoors in
Living in a warm climate, West Australians love the outdoors. Many modern homes are designed to make the outdoors a part of the day-to-day living area. For those who are looking to renovate and create an outdoor/indoor living space, a sliding glass door can be the key ingredient.
If your sliding door is likely to be exposed to the elements, you’ll want to choose a weatherproof aluminium frame. Aluminium is the perfect material to frame your new glass door as it is flexible and easy to customise.
Many architects and builders love working with aluminium as it doesn’t restrict their design ideas. It’s also very durable, affordable and best of all, it looks great.
Interior Sliding Glass Doors
Installing interior sliding glass doors continues to be a popular trend among architects and homeowners. It’s well known that adding walls or doors in your home will darken the appearance of a room, which often makes it feel smaller.
Using sliding glass doors to zone off parts of the house keeps the area light and bright. Some of the common uses for interior sliding doors are:
- Bedroom entry
- Home office
- Separate dining
If privacy is a requirement, a sliding glass door can create as much privacy as you need. It’s also the perfect option if you need to minimise noise interruptions without blocking out the views.
Types of Sliding Glass Doors
Many homes built in the 80s and 90s were fitted with standard sliding glass doors. They do the job of keeping out bugs and insects, but they’re not overly stylish.
Today, there are a multitude of options that are not only practical but also add another level of design to your home.
Multi-stack sliding doors
A multi-stack sliding door is a perfect option to create more space. They can be used for both interior and exterior doors and, when retracted, seamlessly connect rooms. Multi-stack doors require two fixed panels and can have up to four sliding panels.
As the name suggests, bypass doors can slide in front or behind each other. Each side can remain open independently to create a thoroughfare or connect two spaces. Tracks are installed at both the top and bottom of the door frame allowing the panels to slide with ease.
Bi-fold doors are an elegant and popular choice for many homeowners wanting to use their outdoor space more frequently. They are created using a series of door panels that fold or stack against each other. When fully retracted, bi-fold doors create a huge amount of extra space.
Cost of Sliding Glass Doors
There are so many variables that dictate the cost of your sliding door:
- The size of the area
- Number of panels required
- Preferred framing material
- Choice of finish
If you choose the right supplier, they’ll be able to custom design your sliding door to perfectly fit the space.
If you’d like to talk to an expert and find out which sliding door is best for your home, speak to the team at Action Glass. As Western Australia’s biggest independently owned glass company, Action Glass have the experience and products to help you create a statement piece in your home.