Which kind of sliding doors are right for my home?

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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If we are renovating our apartment, or just a room, there are many aspects that you must consider before proceeding, as it will be difficult to intervene in the operation. An important choice includes the type of doors and how they are better suited to our idea of home. 

Sliding doors, in particular, are now used not only for saving space , but also for a visual effect, and the scenic: a sliding door in non-invasive with few additions to the wall.

In this way you do not present any encumbrance and the room can compliment the door. If the sliding door is external, then the structure will be as simple as you can see. You only need a frame with  two rails, on which the door can move. The sliding doors are very common for outdoor spaces, such as on the  veranda  and in the home , whether for the bedroom or the living area.

Infinite glass

AR Design Studio- 4 Views:  Terrace by AR Design Studio
AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio- 4 Views

AR Design Studio

A sliding glass door is definitely suited to modern and contemporary buildings. This example is the maximum you can get with a metal frame: the glass is made of two sliding parts that join together and become a divider between the inside and the outside, to the balcony. 

Porch sliding doors

 Terrace by IMAGO DESIGN
IMAGO DESIGN

Interior design—Glass Cube Padova

IMAGO DESIGN

Glass is perfect for a porch for several reasons. First, the transparency has a positive effect on the brightness of the room and, secondly, it allows you to enjoy the view of your garden and relax. In this case, the porch will not alter the space and maintains a neutral line, basic and clean.

Kitchen diner dividing doors

modern Living room by ​KUHN GmbH
​KUHN GmbH

Alurahmen-Schiebetür AR10

​KUHN GmbH

There is nothing better than a sliding door as transparent as possible to partition between a kitchen and a dining room. The frame in question is so small that it almost seems to not be there. The general tone of the environment is extremely modern and stylish and the retractable glass, although not at all invasive, becomes anaesthetic element. 

Divide and conquer

 Windows & doors  by ​KUHN GmbH
​KUHN GmbH

Wabenpaneel-Schiebetür WP00

​KUHN GmbH

A structure of this size behaves as if it were a real movable wall. It’s task is to divide and in the meantime let the light filter through. The ideal use of such an installation may be the sleeping area or the bedroom, also in a loft conversion. 

Wooden sliding doors

 Sliding doors by homify
homify

Klassische Schiebetüren im Landhausstil

homify

Wooden doors with glass parts are the essence of a flavour classic that has nothing to envy of modern style.  

In fact, the solution fits not only in traditional homes, but also in more modern buildings. You can create brilliant contrasts between various styles, or you can continue along the same lines, which in this case will mirror a formal look that never hurts. Wood is able to give that less cold tone and respect to a door glass; this feature must be considered! 

Pure function

 Household by LIGNUM Möbelmanufaktur
LIGNUM Möbelmanufaktur

Raum im Raum: Glasschiebetüren als Raumabtrennung

LIGNUM Möbelmanufaktur

Sliding doors for other functions. A wardrobe does not have to be a room in itself, but it can become—if you have plenty of space—a part of your bedroom or a separate one. A pleasing minimalist effect that one can admire in all positions.

Your style

 Household by deinSchrank.de GmbH
deinSchrank.de GmbH

Schiebetür als Nischenlösung aus Glas

deinSchrank.de GmbH

Ever thought of organizing your kitchen this way? Here is another example of how smart a sliding door can be. Note the gradient effect at the bottom that allows you to hide what you do not want to show, a nice touch for privacy.

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Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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