When you live in a small property, or you’re continuously trying to cram your family into the lounge, you need to be able to make the most of the available space. Sometimes it can feel like your doors are always in the way, taking up too much room and preventing you from changing the layout of your furniture.
You may feel like grabbing a sledgehammer and taking down a wall, but there are easier and more simple solutions. Consider exchanging your standard swinging door for a sliding alternative to free up some much needed space. Here are four types of four types of sliding doors that you can utilise in your home.
This classic country design has seen a rise in popularity in recent years, due to the trend of upcycling. A barn door is a stylish interior design statement. There are a number of ways to upcycle a barn door, whether you want to strip it back to natural wood, stain or paint it, or cover in a funky print. This type of door hangs from iron rollers and hardware, and works great in any room, although it’s a great feature in a kitchen or bathroom.
Named as such for a reason, pocket doors fit inside walls, meaning they take up a minimal amount of space. Choose a wooden door for privacy, a glass door to allow light to flow through your home, or choose a door that has been fitted with a mirror to reflect light and give the illusion of more space.
It’s worth noting that pocket doors may require a frame or post to be fitted into your wall, but this is relatively simple.
These doors work equally well inside and outside. Bi-folding doors can be anything from two panels upwards, allowing you to transform sections of solid wall into a moveable object. Choose interior glass bi-fold doors to create an open airy living-dining-room, or exterior doors to open up your living space onto your garden.
Sliding doors are also the perfect solution for a closet space or wardrobe. Many people are faced with small bedrooms, struggle to open wardrobe doors, or constantly hit their toes trying to skirt around the bed frame. Sliding doors in your bedroom alleviate this problem. Choose a wooden design, cover in wallpaper to seamlessly blend with your interior design scheme, or choose mirrors for a style and function.