A sliding glass door connects the deck area to the living room. “It’s really an extension of the living room,” explains HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “It adds to the sense of space in the whole downstairs.”
Large sliding glass doors lead out to a gravel sitting area with outdoor wood furniture. White cushions complement the home's exterior white siding, and green shrubbery provides color and privacy for the outdoor space.
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.
Sliding glass doors open to the backyard, creating a seamless transition from the living room to the pool area. During the day, a large overhang provides shade from the sun, but at night, it helps illuminates the water.
This space is filled with unique custom pieces, from the corrugated metal ceiling to the suspended industrial lighting to the sliding barn doors coated in chalkboard paint. Richly finished reclaimed wood warms up the industrial elements in the space, giving the house a homey, lived-in feel that's also urban and chic.
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.