With summer fast approaching homeowners looking to enhance their abodes to make the most of outdoor living spaces can look to this handy guide from experts.
Patio doors are key to creating a seamless transition between the house and the garden, bringing the outdoors in and opening up living spaces to make the home feel light and airy.
With the warmer and longer days approaching, the home improvement experts at Stormclad have compiled a list of patio door options with some handy tips to help homeowners find the perfect patio door to suit their homes.
John Evans, managing director at Stormclad said: “Patio doors bridge the gap between your home and garden, allowing you to enjoy the sun and nature from inside and out. Not only can they open up your home and enhance the space, but they let in beautiful natural light as well.
“The simple transformation of adding a patio door to a home, is an easy to way to give your property a new lease of life, and what better time to do it than summer, when you can make the most of it.
With so many different styles to choose from, it can be hard to know what is right for you and your home, so we’ve created this easy guide to help make the decision that bit easier.”
- Bi-fold doors
A contemporary solution, bi-fold doors are a great addition to any modern-style home. Available from a range of sets, these doors can be folded back to remove the fourth wall of your home to bring the outside in. With floor-to-ceiling glass panels, bi-fold doors bring in maximum natural light, completely transforming even the smallest of rooms. An ideal addition to social spaces within the house, this door style creates a seamless connection between the home and the garden, patio or balcony, making it easy for guests to move between the two.
Bringing a wonderful aesthetic to properties, bi-fold doors are known to add value to homes, improving the appearance of the exterior. Ultra-slim lightweight frames ensure that they are easy to use and a lack of multiple panes and frames means easy maintenance. If you spend a lot of time in and out of your garden and want to open up your kitchen or living space with a modern addition, bi-fold doors may be a suitable option for you.
- French doors
One of the most popular patio door de signs – French doors are a classic and versatile option suited to more traditional style properties. The variety of material choices such as uPVC, timber, and aluminium, means that French doors can be adaptable to different home styles.
A timber French door is a good choice for houses that have a number of wooden accents in both the interior and exterior of the home. The lower cost uPVC option provides the refinement and class of a timber style, but with the benefits of a modern material which is great for noise reduction. For more modern homes, aluminium French doors are a great way to combine a traditional style with a modern material. They can also be manufactured to open either outwards or inwards to ensure you can maximise on space.
An added source of light, the doors function as another window when closed but when open can provide a spacious entry point and additional access point to the home which is ideal for family gatherings.
- Sliding doors
A practical choice, sliding doors have more glass than a traditional French door, adding the feeling of extra light and space to any room they’re applied to. With no swing room, sliding doors are the perfect space-saving options for those homes that may have more limited space. Ideal for a family home, their unrestricted views make it easy to keep an eye on children playing in the garden. A sleek and simple look, sliding doors can complement most home and architectural styles.
Stormclad specialises in door, window and conservatory installations – for more information or to speak to the team visit the company website here.