Ways to make your house look bigger with folding doors
Small houses with bigger spaces have become a trend lately. Home owners presently save themselves from the hustle of bigger houses. They prefer enlarged viewing areas within compact houses. The illusion of space is built by using the landscaped patio or terrace and adding a folding glass door in between the internal space and external space. The extended exterior is fused with the internal space.
What spaces are ideal for folding doors
Folding doors are visually intriguing and, when installed in the right area give an elevated and modern look. They are preferred in home extensions such as porch, patio, terrace, garden or green rooms, kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, and dressing rooms. Folding windows, likewise, provide home owners with space and abundant natural lighting.
Use folding doors to make your space look bigger
Folding doors are known for the influx of natural light. Research shows that more light creates an illusion of space. A dim or dark-lighted room tends to give an impression of congested spaces. Along with natural light, one can install LED lights on the ceiling or in the corners of the floor to accentuate the brighter look of the room. The warm rays of the sun in the morning and the warm white light of the LED in the evening relax the mind and eyes. The natural light cascading from folding glass doors adds up a dramatic effect. It is visually appealing and gives a spacious look.
Two different spaces unified with a single folding door
Folding glass doors prove effective when you have a beautiful patio and a living room. The problem arises when there is a wall between the two spaces. To make the room look bigger, home owners replace the walls with sleek styled folding doors. Folding doors between two small rooms perform a double role. It creates space uniting the rooms and provides a partition between two rooms when one is not in use. Folding doors gives a decent flowing to the room. Such spacious rooms are utilized to host small gatherings. Instead of cluttered rooms, the folding doors add externals to the internal space.
While installing folding doors make sure that the flooring pattern and color of the extended space are similar to the internal space. A seamless flow will give an impression of one large room rather than two partitioned rooms.
- Wooden patterned floors go with the sleek style of folding doors.
- Pay attention to the color and pattern of the frame of folding doors.
- Neutral colored frames complement the wooden floors.
Maximize living space by flexible opening
Folding doors open in such a manner that it occupies small space and serve as a tool for spacious living room. These are the modern method for enlarging the space. The design of folding doors covers up to 49 by 82 for 48 by 80 each door, which provides 1 over 2-inch bulky sheetrock on respective sides as well as on the preeminent, 80 inches for the apertures, and ½ inches space beneath the doors. In this way, folding doors help in maximizing the surface area of living space. Instead of sliding doors, folding doors prove more effective. Sliding glass doors occupy a permanent space for one pane, whereas folding glass doors have opening flexibility that occupies less space.
Folding doors installed in any small space
Folding doors make the house look bigger by installing them in small spaces. Interior designers now install these doors in bathrooms and bedrooms to create a separate area for dressing tables or walk-in wardrobes. Folding glass doors allows any customization. One can design the doors according to the height and width of the space. Folding doors have the flexibility to partition the two spaces and yet give an appealing interior.
Use a full-width folding door
To increase space in small rooms, home owners should install the folding doors into the full width of the room. Interior designers prefer installing folding glass doors with full width in small spaces. They avoid installing folding doors in just a part of the room. If a room wall is small, then install the glass door at the full width of one wall. Avoid using doors in just one small part of the wall. This gives a cluttered look.
Use Aluminum clad doors
To make your house look larger and create an illusion of space home owners should use aluminum-clad folding doors instead of simple frames. Aluminum-clad doors have a thin yet strong frame. The double-framed glass occupies more space and paints a picture of a condensed area. Aluminum-clad folding doors provide a sleek look. This is why sliding doors are avoided in small houses because they do not have a thin frame. Sliding doors occupy space, and folding doors are preferable for extended spaces.
White painted frames
The white color reflects the light. Home owners should choose white painted frames for the folding doors. When the reflective light merges with the cascading natural light, it will create a brighter effect and henceforth an imagination space.
The uninterrupted view makes the house looks bigger
Folding glass doors have a large expanse of glass. The sleek panes of folding doors provide the viewers with appealing visuals from the outside. Imagine if there is a wall standing between you and the landscape outside. One would automatically paint a picture of condensed space in their house. If a glass door is used instead of a wall, then it will give the viewer a sense of a big or spacious house. Folding glass doors are easy to maintain and weather resistant. Even if you close the doors because of the weather, the expanded glass would still let you enjoy the heartwarming and mind-relaxing landscape.
Less furniture with folding glass doors
Interior designers recommend minimalist furniture with folding doors. Make sure that you get simple furniture for the internal space. Simple and minimal furniture complements well with the folding doors. Minimal furniture creates space that fulfills the purpose of folding glass doors. Additionally, it provides a modern interior look. Even the furniture in your patio or terrace should be movable and simple yet stylish.
Home owners when blending the living room with a terrace prefer wall furniture to produce more space. For instance, one can get an exquisite bookshelf that hangs over the wall. Wall furniture goes well with the modern look of folding doors.
Home owners usually do not add curtains with a folding door. Considering the privacy concerns, one can add light-colored curtains such as neutrals and whites. Colored curtains or blinds will still maintain the illusion of space.