Why choose sliding doors?
interior doors go, sliding versions are the perfect combination of modern and yet a
little retro as well, meaning that they work in every type of home,
but they are particularly effective where space is at a premium, as
they won’t negate access to anywhere, even when open fully.
types of sliding doors.
most common sliding interior door varieties available from UK suppliers are:
These look like standard sliding doors, but when open, disappear
into hollow wall recesses, so as to minimise the amount of room
needed for operation. Really popular in small houses, these doors
look and function fantastically well.
bi-folding into a concertina shapes when in use, patio doors are
ideal for connecting your home and garden together into one cohesive
space. They are usually fitted in a dining room or kitchen, at the
rear of a property.
these tend to be sliding glass doors, as they have a rail fixed to
the top and are a natural go-to option for dividing a larger and
more open space into manageable and functional chunks. They are also
very widely used as closet doors, for a neat and ordered finish.
and cons of sliding doors.
with any interior design choices, there are both pros and cons to
selecting sliding doors, which are as follows:
homes where space is precious, sliding doors require no sacrifice of
mobility or access in order to be used.
types of sliding doors, such as pocket doors, actually create the
illusion of more space. Sliding glass doors also allow light to
flow, which will create the feeling of larger proportions.
doors are easy to maintain, as the simply run on rails or castors.
are effortless to use and create a sleek, contemporary aesthetic.
doors can be a little more delicate than solid interior doors that
are fixed with hinges, so are not always suitable for high traffic
homes that see a lot of boisterous behaviour.
you don’t maintain your rails regularly, corrosion can impact on
the ease of use.
security is offered by sliding doors, as they usually pivot on their
top edge only.
variations of sliding doors can be easily broken. Solid wooden doors are generally a more secure and long-lasting option.
for sliding doors.
that sliding doors are for interior spaces only, there should be no
need for locking mechanisms, apart from rudimentary bolts on the
reverse of bathroom doors, to ensure privacy. Because of this, you
can focus all of your attention on one aspect of interior door
style of door handles that you choose will very much depend on your
doors themselves, so consider the following:
pull handles for pocket doors (any handles that protrude would
prevent the smooth stowing of doors into the wall cavity).
attractive handles that work with your door materials and colours,
throughout your home.
absolutely cannot afford to choose one style of handle for your
sliding doors and then another for the rest, as this will create
is suitable for the installation of a sliding door?
most effective locations for installing sliding doors are large areas
that have an underlying sense of connectivity to other spaces. This
is why open-plan homes frequently include sliding doors, for adding a
little living room privacy when wanted and also, why kitchens
frequently adjoin patios and gardens thanks for bi-folding doors.
Naturally, as doors that connect to the garden will need proper
locking mechanisms fitted, for adequate security.
much do sliding doors cost?
could spend as little as under £100 and find yourself in possession
of some minimal yet charming sliding doors that need little
specialist installation. Naturally, this budget will get you hollow,
basic designs, but the amount it is possible to spend is relatively
open ended. In fact, if you were to buy
beautiful bi-folding doors, you could be looking at thousands of
pounds and pocket versions will need construction work to be carried
out, to create wall cavities, which will significantly add to the