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Glass doors

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Whether on a large or small scale, glass sliding doors add both an impressive and unique touch to your home. Nowadays, we love the possibility of opening up our internal spaces to the outdoors; creating not only a beautiful area to entertain, but also allowing the inside spaces to breathe. Too often are we trapped between four walls, be it at work or university, therefore, it is nice to relax in the comfort of our own homes and feel partially in touch with the outside world.

Being able to open up the exterior envelope of our homes entirely is a thing of beauty, especially if you are blessed with wonderful scenery or a view. Not only are these homes a coveted piece of architecture, but they allow the house to take on a completely new identity. Today, we will show you a selection of impressive glass doors to suit a wide range of architecture styles and of course, budgets.  


As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and for this project that is definitely the case. Just imagine, a warm summer night, good company and a blush pink sunset over the city… Whether dining under the veranda, leaning against the kitchen bench top, or of course, from inside the pool, you can rest assured you will have an utterly enjoyable evening. Unfortunately, this is a concept that is not for those on a tight budget. A system that allows for a space to completely open up to its exterior comes with a price. But, we can always dream. Right?

Human nature

It is a natural instinct for human beings to want to feel closer to nature. Even with all the advances in technology, we are still connected to the earth. The main idea behind glass walls is so that you feel a little less constricted. Your work space may not have access to natural light, or even a single window, so it is nice to come home and renew your mind. The reason for the expanse of glass in this home it to help the structure blend into its environment better. Designed with sustainable principles in mind, the brief was to be as unobtrusive as possible. With these glass doors, this has been easily achieved. 

Small space, big impact

This example goes to show you do not need an expansive, or expensive set of glass sliding doors to create an effect of maximum impact for your living room. Combined with a skylight, the room is bathed in natural light. The occupants can lay comfortably on the couch and feel the breeze from outside. Alternatively, you can set up a small lounge or dining set outside for when you want to recline or eat with nature. 

An entertainers delight

Synergy of Light and Space:  Kitchen by The Myers Touch
The Myers Touch

Synergy of Light and Space

The Myers Touch

If you absolutely love to entertain, and consider the kitchen the heart of your home, then this option is well suited to your needs. For avid home cooks, you can show off your skills to your guests or, serve them freshly crafted canapes or snacks. Scenarios like this are optimal if you live in areas with unpredictable weather conditions. You can bring your guests inside if rain suddenly begins to fall, and continue the party well into the next morning.

Green oasis

Estelle:   by Coupdeville

Access to a green environment is beneficial to both our health and our sanity. As you look at this minimalist setting, your eyes are immediately drawn to the luscious garden at the rear. A stackable system of glass doors is the perfect way to open up a wall of your living room and welcome the outdoor space inside. An excellent option for cross ventilation, you can instantly improve the quality of the air in your home by just opening up the doors for a few minutes a day. If the weather outside is inclement, not to worry. It is an equally as relaxing experience to watch the rainfall while you are warm and cosily wrapped up in a blanket. 

Inside, outside

Who needs art or a TV in their home when they have access to a stunning garden setting like pictured. This medium-sized wall completely opens the room up to the outdoors and if you look closely, the charcoal grey track for the door truly resembles a picture frame that encases the view. Listen to the birds chirp, or let the scent of the flowers permeate through your home. The scale of these doors is great for those who are on a tighter budget, but still want the benefits of the inside outside concept. 

What do you think of these glass doors? Would you implement any into your home? 
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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