5 Ways to Introduce Sliding Doors to Your Home
by Kate Donkin
Sliding doors can be a great addition to any home. Not only do they look great but they also come with a range of practical benefits including easier mobility between rooms, increased natural light and the ability to maximise valuable floor space.
Available for a wide range of applications, sliding doors can be used for anything from a small cupboard door to large patio doors. Here are 5 ways you can introduce sliding doors to your home:
Sliding Barn Doors
If you’re looking to add some architectural charm to a home, sliding barn doors are a great way to do this. Ideal for barn conversions and period properties, the systems beautifully crafted barn style hangers are fixed to the face of the door, complementing any traditional interior. Alternatively, the hardware can be mounted to the top of the door, creating a more minimalist and contemporary look.
Typically used for pantries, room dividers and cupboard doors, sliding barn doors can be used in many innovative ways to bring a unique feature to your home. Our range of Rustic sliding barn door kits are available in a range of finishes to complement virtually any existing colour scheme - including matt black, stainless steel and antique rust.
Sliding Wardrobe Doors
Sliding wardrobe doors
are a great alternative to traditional hinged doors as a way to enhance space whilst also maintaining a stylish and elegant interior.
When combined with mirrored doors, sliding wardrobes can help transform a bedroom by creating an illusion of more space in smaller rooms and making rooms brighter by reflecting natural light. Sliding wardrobe doors can bring an elegant feel to virtually any bedroom – which can be very appealing to prospective buyers. For large openings, multiple bi-passing wardrobe doors can also be installed.
If you’re looking to save space in the home, pocket doors are the perfect system. When open, the door disappears into a cavity wall, offering amazing space saving benefits for areas with limited floor space such as ensuites, utility rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
Pocket doors can save up to 14ft of valuable floor space, as opposed to your traditional swing door, allowing for easier mobility between rooms and the increased floor space to use as you wish.
Our pocket door kits can be upgraded to use a soft close mechanism which gently decelerates the door into its open or closed position – preventing slamming and increasingly the overall lifespan of the product.
Sliding Room Dividers
Bi-parting room dividers, typically used to divide living and dining areas, are a great way to help create a functional design plan in any home.
When open, the doors leave an opening clear of obstruction, allowing for a seamless flow between rooms – perfect for socialising. When closed, the doors divide the two rooms, helping to create two separate environments and increased privacy when required.
Partitioned living also helps make the most of natural light to brighten adjoining rooms.
Sliding Patio Doors
Sliding patio door systems
are not only elegant and sleek in design but they also allow you to maximise external views, increase natural light and help create an indoor-outdoor living experience.
As an alternative to bi-folding door systems, sliding patio doors eliminate the internal space needed to cater for stacking doors. Instead, the doors glide along the track and open on top of one another. Any number of doors can be installed on multiple track lengths to cover any opening width.
To choose the best sliding door system for your home, use our Expert specification tool.