How to choose the perfect doors for your home

Whether you’re a self-builder, renovator, or just looking to give your home a fresh new look, upgrading your glazing can make a world of difference! Now is a great time to plan those home improvements, and consider any changes to your home layout for a more comfortable living space. You don’t necessarily have to extend in order to enhance your home!

Introducing new doors to let in plenty of light can transform a room and create the illusion of a bigger space.

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With so much choice out there, it can be tricky to know which doors will work best for you. There’s the popular bifold doors, but also sliding and French to consider too. Unsure what might work best for your home or self-build? Let’s take a look at each style in more detail…

Bifold doors

Bifold doors are an extremely popular style of door, and it’s not hard to see why – they look fantastic and offer a real statement.

Letting in plenty of light, bifold doors are ideal if you want to create a seamless transition from inside to out, thanks to their folding style of design.

There’s also the option to have a single access door to make life easier when heading into the garden during the colder months, and to do those important jobs like taking the rubbish out! With bifold doors, you generally have a choice of two different materials – aluminium or timber. Both provide amazing results but if you want to create warmth then timber is a fantastic option (just make sure it’s FSC certified – this ensures the wood has come from a sustainable source).

If your interiors are of a more minimalist and contemporary style, then aluminium might work best for you in a dark grey or black. In our kitchen renovation (check out our choices here) we chose bifold doors in dark grey to match the rest of the windows in the house and we haven’t looked back! 

Sliding doors

If you aren’t quite sold on the idea of bifolds and want a more ‘frameless’ style of design, then sliding doors could be the best doors for your renovation or self-build. If you want to achieve maximum natural light in your home, they are ideal. For minimal sightlines, this slimline sliding door ticks all of the boxes. Contemporary and sleek, this sliding door makes a real statement!

If you want to kick back and enjoy views of your outdoor space, then it doesn’t get much better than this.

Check out this handy post on sliding vs bifold doors which weighs up the pros and cons of each! I’d love to know which design you prefer?

French doors

While generally considered a more traditional style of door, French doors can still look fabulous in more contemporary settings too.

The high ratio of glass allows plenty of natural light to flood into your home and connect your inside and outside space.

French doors are a timeless design and can add a sophisticated touch to all properties, from period cottages to contemporary new builds. Choose from three different material options; aluminium, timber or composite. Just imagine a beautiful set of timber French doors leading onto a cottage garden!

If you’ve got a bit of extra time on your hands, why not start thinking about all of the improvements you can make to your home when life gets back to normal? It’s the perfect time to create those Pinterest boards and get planning… 

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I hope my ‘How to choose the perfect doors for your home’ post has been useful.

Until next time,

Kel x

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