For a streamlined look, consider stacking doors, which slide along a track and stack one-beside-the-other at one end. When shopping, “look for glass walls that operate smoothly and effortlessly. Milgard Moving Glass Walls open and close easily because they are designed with tandem stainless steel ball bearing rollers that are strong enough to carry door panels nearly double the size,” advise the pros at Milgard.
This great room features a glass wall that offers sweeping lake views. Instead of using steel as a structural support, the wall is supported by stacked glass, similar to an urban skyscraper. An automated cabinet above the fireplace opens at the click of a button to reveal the TV. Meanwhile, ceiling beams and warm wood finishes give a nod to the home's Mediterranean design.
To create an indoor-outdoor feel in the dining room and kitchen, designers used ten foot high stacking glass panel doors. This wall showcases the aged, white French Oak floors and custom table in the dining room, creating a seamless entertaining space for the homeowners.
In a kitchen large enough to forego upper cabinets, the backsplash becomes a major design element. Designer Nathalie Tremblay of Atelier Cachet chose to stack white glass tiles in neat columns for an eye-catching, graphic look.
The stairwell in this California contemporary home is sandwiched between a clean-lined glass railing and a wall of stacked stone, tying the interior to the architecture and creating a space that's at once modern and warm. Modern club chairs line the hallway and take advantage of sweeping views.
Mismatched windows with black frames give this home a unique, contemporary look. Low-growing shrubs and minimal landscaping keep with the clean look of the exterior. A frosted glass garage door matches the windows to blend in with the rest of the exterior.
Stacked stone in a varied palette defines the fireplace and brings harmony to this modern living space. Above the fireplace, decorative wood serves as art, while narrow glass shelves offer a spot to display the homeowner's art glass collection. Leather furniture fits with the rugged design of the home, which sits in Texas Hill Country.
This modern kitchen features sleek, monochromatic gray cabinets and countertops. A stack stone wall and green glass dining table add texture and depth to the space, while a wood ceiling panel with recessed lights illuminates the area.
Natural materials and walls of glass give this rustic living room the feeling of an outdoor space. A stacked-stone fireplace extends to the high, beamed ceiling, evoking an open, airy feel. Ample seating creates a cozy conversation area, and bunching tables have a sinuous design that reflects the nature scene outdoors.