Over the last few months, many of us have been making improvements at home. We’ve been furloughed or working reduced hours, and even if we’ve been working normally, or even more, we’ve still managed to spend more time at home with fewer social activities, and most of the places that we’d usually spend our free time closed. You might have used this extra time in your home to do some work in the garden or to make upgrades around the house. You might have even gotten stuck into some deep cleaning or more significant DIY tasks that you have been putting off.
One thing that you may have considered is changing your windows or doors, but this is a costly investment that you won’t want to rush into. However, there are many benefits to sliding doors, which could make them a welcome addition to your house. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Most people find that timber sliding doors can be excellent insulators, keeping the warm air in and the cold air out, or keeping your home cool more effectively in the summer. Sliding doors seal tight and can be fitted with composite gaskets, which act as a thermal insulator. Another benefit of such effect insulation is that your doors will keep out dust and other pollution.
Linking Up Your Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
We put a lot of time and effort into our gardens. We work hard to make them look exactly as we want them. Then, we manage to spend a few weeks a year in them, as it rains the rest of the time. Sliding doors are a great way to make more of your garden even when you can’t get out into it. You’ll have a better view of your outdoor décor, whatever the weather.
Opening Up Your Home
If your back room is relatively small, it might feel closed in and claustrophobic, and while light walls and mirrors help, there’s only so much that you can do with these small changes. Adding sliding doors can make your rooms look and feel bigger and brighter.
Maximising Natural Light
There are many advantages to welcoming more natural light into your home. It can help you to feel more alert and energetic, and it can even improve your health and your mood. Large sliding doors are an excellent way to let more light in. When it’s warm, throwing them open can also increase the airflow in your home, cooling things down and improving the air quality.
When doors are closed, they don’t take up much space. But, when they are being opened all of the time suddenly, they fill a small room, swinging backward and forward on their hinges. Sliding doors simply slide; they don’t take up any extra space, whether they are open or closed.
If your children love running in and out of the house all day, you’ll probably find that sliding doors give them easier (and safer) access and make them much more likely to close the door behind them.
Sliding doors look great. They are smart, modern and can add a touch of sophistication to your décor, both inside and out.