The homeowners wanted their newly redesigned kitchen and dining room to showcase the beautiful view from their classic home, so designers used glass paneled accordion style doors to separate the indoor dining room from the outdoor patio space. These doors can easily be pulled back to allow access to the patio, creating a beautiful, functional indoor-outdoor space for the family.
An open gray stone floor gives an industrial influence to this spacious dining area at the foot of the stairs. Black chairs are a strong contrast to the white table, but they blend well with the room through the gray touches. A marbled look on the stairs creates an attractive differentiation from the floor.
A glass section of the large front door creates a connection between the foyer and the outside entrance. Neutral marble tile matches the cream colored walls and gives a polished look to the space. Two columns with a textured finish frame the entry and add to the grand feel of the design.
As seen on Home Town, the Burks residence has been fully renovated by hosts Ben and Erin Napier. After renovations, the existing pantry doors were replaced with new doors with glass panels to fit the style of the house as well as open up the space even more. The lighting in the pantry adds to the decor of the room.
To create an indoor-outdoor feel in the dining room and kitchen, designers used ten foot high stacking glass panel doors. This wall showcases the aged, white French Oak floors and custom table in the dining room, creating a seamless entertaining space for the homeowners.
A concrete sidewalk leads from the driveway to the covered porch entry of this home. Frosted glass stripes create an attractive modern door against the white horizontal siding. The dark roof creates contrast against the bright home.
A front courtyard doubles as an opportunity to enhance curb appeal and define the entry sequence as a unique experience. A concrete walkway steps up from the driveway and meets in the front yard to move toward the front door. Uncovered windows allow the warm indoor lighting to be visible outside connecting the interior and exterior.
Moving glass wall systems can maximize your living space, opening interior rooms to decks and patios. But don’t forget to account for the floor or deck space taken up by folding doors themselves when in the open position. “Folding door units are always stacked perpendicular to the opening. The amount of space that the folding doors will take away from the opening is dependent on the number of panels, panel width, height and thickness,” says Ximena Rojas, Marketing Director for Panda Windows & Doors.
Folding glass doors are ideal for opening an interior space to an outdoor living area — creating flow between a living room and deck, for example. “A folding system allows the panels to neatly fold accordion-style and remain 90 degrees to the opening for a wide-open, unobstructed view,” say the pros at LaCantina Doors.
This serene bedroom features Douglas fir paneling on the walls and ceiling, in addition to recessed lighting and gray concrete floors. Neutral bed linens add a soft look to the space, while a decorative sliding glass door allows the room to feel open.
The type of door you choose depends in part on the size of the opening. Many manufacturers offer a range of options for larger and taller openings. For example, LaCantina’s Aluminum Wood System is a unique design innovation based on the same styling as a traditional wood-clad door and engineered for large openings requiring oversized door panels.
For a streamlined look, consider stacking doors, which slide along a track and stack one-beside-the-other at one end. When shopping, “look for glass walls that operate smoothly and effortlessly. Milgard Moving Glass Walls open and close easily because they are designed with tandem stainless steel ball bearing rollers that are strong enough to carry door panels nearly double the size,” advise the pros at Milgard.
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.
An antique wood console table is one of the lovely statement pieces in this living room designed by Inspired Interiors. A trio of blue door panels set the backdrop for the beautiful piece of furniture, which is also decorated with a pair of glass vases and a round framed mirror.
Color coordinated fabric shelves bring colorful decoration and organization to the room. The shelves are attached to built in glass door cabinetry creating options for supply storage. Moveable table panels slide over the countertop below to create the desired work environment for specific projects. Adjustable pendant lights above the tables allow for light control.
Enclosing an area with sliding or folding windows allows you flexibility in how you use and experience the space depending on the season, the occasion, or just your mood. When choosing a large-opening door, your choices are virtually limitless. Here, folding doors open an intimate dining area to a much more expansive space. “Keep in mind that folding panels can be configured in numerous ways, from folding all to one side to splitting in the middle and folding to both sides. This unit also has the unique available option of a swing door within the folding door system. This means that the user can operate the user-friendly single door like any other door without having to open all of the panels,” says Lance Premeau, LEED® Green Associate Product & Market Manager, Kolbe Windows & Doors.