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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A set of rolling frosted-glass doors slide apart to reveal two kid's bedrooms next to one another and slide together to give each side some privacy. On the boy's side, a blue tie-dye bedspread gives dynamic energy to the space.
This Contemporary private beach bungalow features clean white bed linens, black metal canopy, exposed beam ceiling, covered white armchair, sliding glass walls with neutral linen curtains, polished concrete floors, and a white desk space
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.”
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.
Charcoal gray furniture provides cozy seating in this modern sitting room. Graphic yellow and gray pillows add a touch of pattern and color. Circular mirrors decorate the walls and reflect the natural light streaming in from the sliding glass doors. The square-shaped coffee table features a lower black level topped with a glass panel.
A wall of sliding glass doors opens fully and is concealed in a pocket of the wall to seamlessly connect this living area with the adjacent outdoor space. The glass doors also allow breathtaking views of the Texas Hill Country.