A sliding glass door on a sleek metal track provides entry into the shower in this contemporary master bathroom. Two brown vanities with crisp white countertops flank the shower, offering plenty of room for two.
Sliding glass doors create a seamless transition to the screened-in porch and deck. This space was purposefully constructed by the architects to increase the home's usable floor plan by over 50% and give the owners another space to relax.
The type of moving glass wall you choose depends in part on the effect you want to achieve when open and closed — an especially important decision if you want to maximize great views. “In the closed position, folding doors have more vertical stiles due to the panel width limitation; therefore, they impose greater view obstruction when compared to sliding doors. Sliding doors allow for larger panels, which results in fewer vertical posts and more unobstructed views,” says Ximena Rojas, Marketing Director for Panda Windows & Doors.
Upstairs, sliding glass doors open to a cool rooftop lounge. With a wall of cushioned benches and a large table to the left, this outdoor space is ideal for sunbathing, reading a book or entertaining a group of friends.
A large wall of sliding glass doors opens the living room up to the patio area, creating indoor-outdoor functionality for entertaining. The wall also allows plenty of sunlight inside, brightening the living space.
Dark stained hardwood floors bring warmth to this all-white bedroom. Sliding glass doors open to a private porch with outdoor seating overlooking Lake Boca Raton in Florida. The simple chandelier and tufted headboard add softness and femininity.
To complete the seamless indoor/outdoor lounging and entertainment space, designers added three six foot wide sliding glass doors that disappear into the wall when opened. This allows for the family to enjoy both their indoor and outdoor spaces simultaneously.
To allow the space to fully take advantage of the beautiful view and natural light, designers had an additional sliding glass door added to the master suite. This gives the space another balcony access point as well as highlights the simple, elegant design of the interior space.
This spacious outdoor sitting area features two brown wicker sofas paired with tan outdoor cushions and gray striped pillows. Neutral tile flooring coordinates with the decor, while a dark brown stained beadboard ceiling adds an eye-catching accent. A set of sliding glass doors allows quick access to interior spaces.
An accordion-style sliding door makes this galley kitchen — what would normally be a narrow kitchen — seem spacious. The walnut used in the cabinets, floors and island is "forest free" and harvested mostly from fallen trees.
The sliding doors off the living room in this Big Sky, Mont., create a seamless transition between the indoors and out. The stained concrete floor leads out to a concrete patio, where a comfortable outdoor seating area faces an impressive, two-story fireplace.
As the social hub of the home, this living room needed plenty of seating for family and friends. Thus, the designers delivered a modern sofa, midcentury armchair, black bench and two leather chairs to create a stylish space for entertaining. A traditional rug pulls everything together.