In recognition of the importance of the connection between home and garden, the picture window was removed and replaced with French doors that open up the view to the water garden and lush tropical plantings.
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.
Grand double doors swing open and welcome visitors to this home. A matching set on the other side of the sitting room leads out to the patio and nearby pool. Open them all and a cool breeze constantly flows through the house.
This home's kitchen opens to a beautiful courtyard area with wood decking. A nearly 12-foot expanse of architectural outswing folding patio doors, constructed of high-performance, Low-E4 glass, ensure energy efficiency throughout the year.
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.
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.
A wood framed glass door and a large sliding glass door offering multiple exits out to a spacious patio that offers spectacular views. Metal balcony railing combines with a gray stained, wood deck for a sleek and contemporary look.
Floor-to-ceiling windows look over the backyard, allowing the owners to soak up views of blue skies and calm water even from inside. And when they're ready to head out? French doors create an easy transition onto the deck.
Opening up the layout of the home's main floor allowed for much easier entertaining with options! The French doors seen here lead to a screened porch. There's also a petite bar and a large open plan kitchen that flows to a dining area.