Sliding doors have long been here to stay. They are very popular in any style especially for their large number of advantages. They have a number of attractive details that make them a smart choice especially for the interior of homes. Best of all, sliding doors have a versatility that allows them to look good in modern apartments or rustic settings.
Sliding doors with external mechanism
Perhaps the secret is in its timeless element look. Even as a support for decorative images they are practical. Any room is a good excuse to put one. However, they look great in kitchens, living rooms or the bedroom. In essence in every place where space can be saved. Neither the bathroom or the dressing rooms escape this trend. The reason is the advantage in terms of saving square meters.
In order to define the advantages of sliding doors, this may be the first, the optimization of space. Another important aspect beyond being an aesthetic solution is that they facilitate transit between rooms. When it is necessary to refresh the image of the house, moving the furniture will not become a headache. They are wide enough to facilitate this work.
When it comes to lighting, they also maximize it, allowing natural light to filter through better. Thus, in the long term, this detail translates into significant savings. As all the spaces are better connected, it is easy to enjoy the view to the outside without going outside. You don’t have to worry much about sliding door maintenance either.
They do not require very high maintenance, so you only have to enjoy their beauty. The glass ones have a different look that makes them look modern and light. The contrast with the opening mechanism is greater, being able to highlight for example the chrome. Once they have been installed while remaining open, the continuity of the space is immediate.
This is impossible to achieve with the folding models. Even double folding cannot make this difference. As the room is closed, it is then totally isolated. All this makes sliding doors a favorite for apartments and houses that are not very spacious. When it is necessary to take advantage of every last inch, these doors are the best solution.
Among the models and according to the type of guide, those with the system in the upper part of the partition are cheaper. Keep in mind that while they are open, the area of the wall they occupy cannot be used for anything else. This changes with pocket sliding door options. Although they are not so cheap to open, they are hidden between the partitions.
Sliding doors with rustic style
Then when opening we have a space that is perfectly possible to use. Here the size has a direct relationship, something that will depend on the dimensions of the space to be isolated. With a design that is double when opened, the rooms will be better integrated. Otherwise the benefit is in saving space for smaller rooms.
Something that defines a lot the style of these doors are the materials, the design of the room is what usually determines it. As with other details, everything must harmonize perfectly and color is equally important. Sliding doors should be seen as a complement to the decoration and not as something purely functional. For example, wood finishes with a white coating blend wonderfully with the walls.
The same can happen with a glass finish to highlight a modern room. There are important rules when choosing our sliding door. The first is the opening system on which we comment a bit. Regarding the operation, the guides completely change the image not only of the door. This defines the aesthetics of the doors in general as well as the whole house.
The guides regarding the types are various and of course have advantages and disadvantages among themselves. The style with the panels based on a double wall is perfect so as not to create a problem when picking up the door. The door will simply slide off and be hidden. As it is evident they are very showy but it is necessary to consider an expense in matter of works. It must be evaluated very well because when there is a problem with a breakdown it will be necessary to drill holes in the walls.
It is not in all cases of breakdowns with the door system but it can be the case. If you are not interested in keeping the mechanism more discreet then mount it on the top of the door. This type of exterior quia allows you to save a greater amount of money given the absence of works.
It is a question of both taste and functionality since for some people aesthetics are lost. Other guides that we could call almost invisible are embedded in the ceiling. In this way they are almost hidden, being a good combination between price and aesthetics. As for the materials, we already talk a little about glass but wood, as we see in many of the photos, has a really widespread use.
Metallic finishes such as aluminum are generally reserved for outdoor areas. It is normal taking into account its resistance to humidity or temperature changes. In the case of aluminum, it is very light and this has a great influence in the case of a door. If these materials are compared based on price, wood is the cheapest of all.
The glass surpasses it in showiness and is capable of transmitting that modern and elegant image that is so popular in interiors. Opacity is an aspect that always defines the usefulness of these designs. For this selection it will depend at all on the room in which it is going to be used.
When you want to create a more intimate atmosphere, it needs to be opaque or rather translucent. Let’s say for dining rooms or open areas, use transparencies. They are crystals that allow you to always take advantage of natural light. A lit environment looks bigger and will be perfect if you don’t have a very spacious house.