A large cabinet structure provides abundant concealed storage for this kitchen space. The cabinets frame an uncovered sliding window allowing natural light to reflect off the white countertop. Colorful display trays filled with fruit add vivid color against the solid design scheme.
In this elegant, modern living room, natural light streams into the space from several large windows and a sliding glass door. Not only do these features bathe the space in warm, soft light, they also allow the homeowners to enjoy their backyard view, providing the family with direct access to the balcony and the yard beyond.
This window design brings connection and functionality between the patio and living areas of the home. The large sliding window creates a dynamic space that can be opened up to accommodate more guests or just to enjoy the outdoors. The trees provide natural shade over a small patio and bamboo plants.
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.
Custom mahogany sliding barn doors supported by heavy iron tracks and pulleys provide entry into this luxury garage. Above, detailed woodwork and windows with multiple muntins create an aged feeling. Below, brick flooring looks charming and historic but features radiant heating for an updated touch.
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.”
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.
Floor to ceiling windows reveal a sweeping city view from a contemporary living room complete with a round wooden coffee table, flokati rug and sleek armchairs. A magenta throw in the living room matches an ottoman on the covered deck, tying the two living spaces together.