Throughout the Noho Loft's design, the homeowners needed a way to make their small spaces look larger and feel more functional, so designers had custom fabricated steel doors and sliding paneling made to help with this. Since many of the doors are not fixed, they allow the homeowners to customize their space to fit their needs at the moment, and because the doors slide rather than swing, they take up less room in the design so the home has more functional floor space.
The back of a floating wall and headboard offers storage for books, media and personal accessories in this neutral bedroom. Asian-style shoji screens on sliding door panels conceal items for a cleaner look.
Old wallpaper was removed in the homeowner's master bedroom and replaced with a light gray/blue paint and white wood molding. Sliding barn doors add an architectural element to the room and conceal the his-and-hers closets. The natural wood paneling on the ceiling complements the shiplap elements seen throughout the house on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
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 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.
In the original sunroom, views were blocked by old sliding doors with mullions. Those were removed and replaced with large windows, opening up vistas of the lake and the mountains beyond. The white armchairs can swivel to take in the view.
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.
Of course, you want your glass wall to make a style statement and open your interiors to outdoor living spaces and views, but it’s also important that they keep your home safe and comfortable. All of the Kolbe’s sliding and folding doors have the ability to have both dual-pane and triple-pane glass installed within the panels. Along with several types of low emissivity (LoE) coatings, these units can be produced for maximized thermal performance in any region and with any desired performance, from the heating regions of the north to the cooling in the south. And, says Lance Premeau, LEED® Green Associate Product & Market Manager, Kolbe Windows & Doors, “There are areas in the United States that require window and door products to be impact-rated. This means that the units have passed rigorous testing protocol and can be used in areas ranging from the eastern seaboard, around Florida and along the Gulf Coast.”
The beautiful modern hallway uses carefully crafted elements to create an industrial, warehouse inspired look. The sleek, dark marble flooring is a beautiful contrast to the bright, white walls. A gorgeously crafted wood panel, with a chevron pattern, serves as a sliding door to open or close off the space.
The master bedroom closet in this London loft features clever, creative storage solutions that keep all types of fashion accessories within easy view and reach. A sliding panel is a perfect spot to store scarves, and glass shelves keep handbags on display.