Patio doors aren’t the only solution where space is limited

There are numerous situations where given the opportunity we would like to create more light and a feeling of space in the home where we live. Quite often immediate thoughts turn to fully glazed swinging doors such as French doors, or just a single fully glazed door. However, one of the principal problems with this style of door is the fact that they have a reasonably large sweeping arc which means from an internal point of view you are restricted on where you can put furniture in your room, while on the outside once again you are restricted on where you can place patio furniture or plant pots.

Up until more recently, the principal solution to this problem has been sliding patio doors. However, these can look a little out of place if they do not match the style of any other windows in your property; this can be especially so in older-style properties. In addition, by its very nature, a sliding patio door requires wall space along which it can slide. Clearly this becomes either impractical or impossible if you wish to create an opening where wall space is restricted. So what is the solution?

If you have not come across them before, welcome to the world of bi-fold patio doors, doors which are not only space-saving in their design but which are also aesthetically very pleasing to the eye. Bi-fold patio doors provide you with all the benefits of a plain sliding patio door, but offer you so much more besides. While modern in design, one of the greatest beauties of bi-fold patio doors is the fact that they do not comprise one plane and stark double glazed unit but instead comprise a series of vertical double glazed panels each set in an attractive framework. Whilst there may be some of you that might be concerned that the uprights in bi-fold patio doors may block out a certain amount of light, in relation to the added light they will allowed to flood into any room, this certainly isn’t a recognised problem.

As also mentioned, unlike patio doors, you don’t need to consider the installation of bi-fold patio doors as part of a total overhaul of all your windows and doors in your home. The one-off installation of bi-fold patio doors will certainly not look out of place irrespective of the style of other doors and windows you have in your home. In addition, unlike patio doors, bi-fold patio doors can be individually styled and come in a range of colours that will help to match the outside of your property.

Of course if you have not seen bi-fold patio doors in situ before then you will always be extremely welcome to visit and have a look around the showroom in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire where will we be only too delighted to let you see the full range of styles available to you in order to help you make the right choice. Please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment to come and see us or by all means feel free to get in touch with us here at Instadoor if there is anything else you wish to know about bi-fold patio doors.