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30 Stylish Folding Door Ideas With Pros And Cons
Looking for a fresh solution to eliminate boundaries between indoors and outdoors? Want your spaces to flow one into another without strict limits and lines? I have a great idea for you – go for folding (bi-fold) doors! Let’s consider some pros and cons of such doors to find out if you need thme or not.
Folding doors are easy to install in just about any setting, which includes bay windows and corners, which makes them a great option for most homes.
If you have decided on replacing a wall, you can choose to include a “traffic door” with the structure. This will mean that you are able to make fast exits and entrances without having to close or open the door completely. Folding doors can also come with anti-bump and finger-safe features to help avoid accidents. This is especially beneficial for homeowners with small kids.
The folding doors offer the opportunity to allow in fresh air and natural light while you go about your daily tasks. When you want a bit of privacy or when you would like to shut out the world, you can choose from a variety of custom blinds to match up to your bi-folds. Another idea is using frosted glass, which will provide more privacy.
Maintaining folding doors is a lot easier than you may have imagined. All you need to do is a wipe down now and again with a regular cleaning fluid that you would use on normal windows.
There are lots of frames and materials to go for, and folding doors can be used with any decor style, from the very traditional to ultra-modern.
a small living room by a glazed wall separated from the rest of the dwelling with a black frame glass bi-fold door is a cool idea
a super delicate white frame and glass folding door is perfect for subtle space separating and it matches the decor of the kitchen
add a black frame French folding door to hide your closet or another built-in storage space with style
Every glass pane will have its own dedicated frame, and when you close the door it can obstruct your view. This is easy to fix by choosing the more slender frames and staying away from dark-colored frames.
Even though not having a threshold that is raised offers more positive benefits than negative, it can present potential problems if the doors were installed incorrectly. With the absence of a barrier between the outside and indoors, water can sweep or get blown indoors. This can be avoided by installing the right drainage system or creating a slope that directs away from your doors.
Folding doors are not cheap. This mainly has to do with the large installation that involves a lot of framing and glass. Also, most of the installations are customized designs that raise costs. The finish and glass type also contribute to the overall price, while the installation costs often varies from one supplier to the next. Now you know all the advantages and disadvantages, would you go for folding doors or not?
an airy black frame glass bi-fold door is a cool solution to separate the inside space and the outdoor one connecting them in a tight way
bi-fold doors are always a good idea for a closet, they don't take up your precious space here and are comfortable in using
black frame and frosted glass bi-fold doors are great for a closet or an en-suite bathroom, they separate the spaces but not too much
black frame and glass folding doors delicately separate the spaces and accent the decor a lot while letting light in and out
black frame and glass folding doors look very lightweight and separate the spaces subtly letting people enjoy light and views through these doors
black frame glass folding doors like these ones break up the space without diminishing light and sight lines and make it airy
black framed glass folding doors leading to a light-filled and pretty living room with a white sectional are an airy and cool idea
classic white French doors but folding ones are a fresh take on traditional and they will easily and delicately separate your spaces without spoiling the interior
double-height black frame bi-fold doors let more light in the space and almost create one single space of two rooms
glass and white wood folding doors look very lightweight and ethereal, they subtly divide the spaces and look neutral and calming
glass folding doors separating the kitchen and the other spaces are amazing to let light in and delicately separate the rooms