Natural wood finishes and clean lines characterize this open, airy space. The modern living room is designed for indoor-outdoor living thanks to a wall-sized sliding glass door that fully opens the space to the garden beyond. Modern, low-slung furniture features the same earthy color palette as the warm wood surfaces throughout.
This waterside home maximizes indoor/outdoor living and waterfront views with a sliding glass door that opens up to an outdoor living space. When not is use, the glass sliding door still allows in ample light and a view of the water.
SPG Architects’ Casa Torcida, located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, takes inspiration from the Osa’s natural world. Bright, tropical colors contrast the neutral palette of the building materials while a movable glass-wall system can open the living spaces completely to the terraces surrounding the house as a means to cool this “off-the-grid” house, which has no air conditioning system.
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
Sliding doors can work in a wide range of architectural styles and configurations, including a curved opening like the one shown here. “Sliding glass walls offer more flexibility in configuration than folding glass walls. Sliding glass panels stack or disappear into a pocket when open, opening up living spaces to the outdoors,” says Ximena Rojas, Marketing Director for Panda Windows & Doors.
Cast in place concrete walls separate and create privacy in this stunning modern living room. Cherry wood strip flooring, curved and bent in a pattern matching the radial form of the home, and concrete circulation space runs the length of the open floor plan. Large sliding glass doors invite seamless indoor-outdoor living.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wall-to-wall windows allow for 180 degrees views of the mountains and lake from a plush, neutral sitting area with a fur throw and tufted ottoman. Glass railings on the balconies maintain the open feel.
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.
Graceful swoops and curves are used throughout this beautiful spa bathroom. The custom soffit above the sink echoes the outline of the pale blue rock design in the sunken tub and shower. Roll back the glass wall and the bathroom is connected to a small courtyard.