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17 reasons why sliding doors are the best!

Kamla Villanueva Kamla Villanueva
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Sliding doors are the perfect choice for any type of house—if you think about it, it can work just about with any design. Today, Homify would like to highlight just how beneficial this feature is to your home. 

1. Natural light source

Glass doors offer you a way to either open or divide a space while still keeping the room well-lit. Natural light during the day will also help you save a bit more by not turning on lights during the day.

2. Illusion of a larger space

Glass doors can perform just as much a wall could divide a space, but more than that, its transparent attribute divides the space without limiting your line of sight. The glass makes the room look larger by seemingly extending the space, wherein you could see the next room or outdoors.

3. A good indoor-outdoor flow

Glass doors allows you to have a seamless flow and a panoramic view of the outdoors.

4. Easy to clean

Glass doors are low maintenance and are easy to clean. Just dust it off or wipe some glass cleaner and you're good to go.

5. Glazing

modern  by BAO , Modern

Glazing the glass helps reduce harmful UV rays to about 98%. Glazing also provides better acoustic insulation and reduces frost and condensation on the glass.

6. Style it!

You could add a graphic design or a stencil cutout onto the glass door to suit the atmosphere of your home.

7. Separates private areas

indoor glass doors are may also be used to enclose the private areas in your home.

8. As a divider

Glass doors may still serve as a barricade or divider while it is opened up.

9. Easy access

Sliding doors can also be used for wardrobes. It can easily glide along its rails with a gentle push, unlike wood that can sometimes contract and bulge depending on the season, making doors and cabinets get jammed and hard to budge open.

10. Design feature

This gate-style black steel in the form of a half-french door is an interesting design that is classy and sophisticated.

11. Colour it any way you like

West London house by Viewport Studio Modern
Viewport Studio

West London house

Viewport Studio

Feel free to colour the sliding doors that match the style of your home.

12. Protection and insulation

Sliding doors can also provide insulation. Having a gasket installed on it will help equip a good sound barrier and protection against the weather while also keeping the dust, drafts and rain from entering your home.

13. More space

Sliding doors allow you to save on space. Instead of having a door swing open in an arc which can at times be bothersome for small rooms.

14. Security

Make sure to incorporate gaskets, aluminium seals and fixed leaves on your sliding doors. Adding in a hook-over locking mechanism will also prevent the sliding leaf from being removed from its frame. Engineered stiles will also provide extra stability. You also have the option of using one-way mirrors for additional security and privacy.

15. Safety

House in Chandlers Ford II Modern Corridor, Hallway and Staircase by LA Hally Architect Modern
LA Hally Architect

House in Chandlers Ford II

LA Hally Architect

Make sure that the glass installed in your home is shatterproof.

16. Eco friendly

Large wooden barn-type doors make a wonderful design statement for rustic style homes. It is also durable, sustainable and provides good insulation.

17. Make it edgy and unique!

You can also come up with quirky ideas for your sliding door like this one. It incorporated a blackboard material that is so fun and unique. You may also opt to have a professional to think up a nice design for you.

For other related articles, you may also want to look at: 15 amazing sliding doors that will add style to any simple home!

Modern home by Casas inHAUS Modern

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