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Sliding Glass Doors 101

2022 is following in the footsteps of 2021 and 2020 with an increased focus on mental health and how that reflects in your home and workspace. Open space that flows with natural light is becoming a common theme in homes that are focusing on mindfulness, and for offices that are hoping that some Vitamin D will make the workday go by faster! 

Just getting started on renovating your home or starting a new project can be overwhelming, so we put together this Glass Sliding Door 101 crash course, full of info on features, benefits and styles to ease the stress of getting started. 

Choosing the Right Sliding Glass Door for your Space

Deciding how you want your space to look and feel for yourself, your employees, and your customers is an important decision to make. The Sliding Door Company works with a multitude of companies and business sectors, and we prioritize finding and creating designs that will help you and your business. If you work in the hospitality sector, you might want a sliding door that is welcoming and open. You can connect with one of our talented representatives with any questions regarding which door would work best for what you need.  

Conference Room Divider, Black Frame

What type of Glass Door is right for me?  

Depending on your project, you might prefer a wall slide door, room divider, suspended door, glass swing door, bifold door or even a fixed panel. We have many options, all of which you can peruse here. Often, working with our team to craft the perfect solution, you might even find the product you thought you wanted to be replaced with a better-suited solution. 

We offer:

Types of Sliding Glass Design Options

We understand that the design of the glass is incredibly important – especially if you are not looking for a plain, traditional door. Ultimately our options give you unlimited design options that will update and refresh your home. Our designs are customizable to create a true statement piece in your home. 

Sliding Glass Design Options

Glass Doesn’t Have to be Clear

There may be any number of reasons you want a unique hue to the door you’re creating. Whatever your project and privacy needs may be, you can choose from a wide array of glass opacity options. If you want more natural light, as well as STC and sound reduction, these options will help your project.

Sliding Door Types

Types of Frame Finish for Sliding Doors

Worried about a frame finish that won’t match the rest of your house? The Sliding Door Company prides itself on offering multiple color options that will stylishly blend perfectly into your home and office.  

Types of Frame

Why Choose Glass Doors for your Home

We always suggest you ask yourself what the purpose of your project is, what you are trying to achieve, and go from there! You can do so many things with glass doors. Maybe you want to maximize natural light and create stunning designs with glass that work just right for you. If customization is important, it’s nice to have a wide variety of options. Lately, we have found many customers are looking for flexibility in their spaces that glass partitions and other products serve better than doors. Maintaining privacy while enjoying an open space is an important part of how your area will feel and flow, so peruse all of our options.

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Are Glass Doors Safe? 

You won’t need to worry about safety and security when you partner with us for your next renovation. With multiple different locks and handles to choose from, you can enjoy a stunning door that will provide safety and security to suit all your needs. Glass doors are sturdy, reliable, and safe. Our wheel to track features wheels that will never leave the track. We also offer a 10-year warranty and know that our doors and family-friendly for kids, pets, and even ADA needs and requirements. 

Do Glass Doors Save or Take up Space?

Glass doors are a great solution for space planning challenges. Whether you are looking to save the space and overcome the room you lose from a traditional swinging door or partition off a small space for laundry or an office, the flexible applications of glass doors can be used to help navigate small spaces. 

Do Glass Doors make Sense in a Green Home?

Glass doors are made of glass and aluminum, let light in, can be repurposed, and are even recyclable. In many cases, glass doors are becoming the default choice for green developers and designers. 

How Much are Glass Doors?

Of course the answer is – it depends. We offer so many customizable features like the size, number of panels, glass type, material, brand, and features. What you can count on is our commitment to working with your budget to find the right solution for your needs and your wallet.

How do you Install Glass Doors?

There are countless reasons this might not be a DIY project. Doors can be difficult to replace on your own or without investing in a GC or handyman. When you work with The Sliding Door Company — our process is simple and streamlined. Where possible, our team will finish the installation for you! 

Do you Need a Permit to Install Glass Doors?

Most options we offer are not considered major construction – which means no permits are required. 

Take the leap on your dream renovation or project, and collaborate with us to bring your home together. With multiple showrooms across the US, you can see all of our designs in person with an expert representative on hand for any questions or concerns.

If you would like to connect with a representative right now, you can always contact us to begin the process today.

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The Future: Residential and Commercial Interior Design Trends

It’s not just our passion for our products that keep us on track with upcoming trends in the interior design world. It is also our love for functionality within the world of design. As we all begin to work back into a normalized schedule, being back in the office might feel a little stifling. Even working from home could feel stale and in need of a revamp. The Sliding Door Company is looking ahead in 2022 for upcoming interior design trends – and thinking of how we can help!

Maximizing Your Space

Utilizing every inch of space you have in your home is becoming a must. The minimalist feeling that comes from an open floor plan is unmatched. All of our sliding doors, from our barn doors to our wall slide doors are made not only custom to your home but with style and functionality at the forefront. 

The Return to Work

Working in smaller cubicle spaces with a closet feel is not what workers need for 8 hours a day, and employers are recognizing that. In 2022, office spaces will be renovated to become more open for their employees. The Sliding Door Company’s room dividers are perfect for allowing the whole office to feel open and a part of the team, while keeping safe distances even when it’s flu season. Coworking is an important part of any job, and we work to provide you with comfort and ease, no matter the project. 

Self Care and Wellness

Natural lighting is an important part of every home and office, and our glass is standard tested and approved. The best thing about utilizing glass in your space, as opposed to wood panels, drywall or other materials, is that you don’t lose all that beautiful sunlight – the best free mood-booster. Soak up Vitamin D throughout the day while you are working in your office or relaxing on the couch. In 2022, we will definitely see a rise in this aspect of interior design! 

Set up for Success

According to House Beautiful, darker style wood to accent your home is on the rise. Darker accents allow for the room to feel open with natural light, with just the right touch of minimalism. We offer multiple different finishes for the frames that accompany our glass doors and walls, so that you can lean into the darker theme, or customize with a personal touch. As a bonus, our Wenge and Walnut frame finishes are actually made of aluminum, though they have the traditional wood-grain look to go with other wood accents in your space. Unlike wood, it won’t warp, chip, fade or peel. Aluminum is recyclable, easy to clean and virtually maintenance-free.

Privacy When you Need it

Sliding doors are changing the future of how we will live, how we exist in a space, and how floorplans are designed. We need a space that is versatile and fits our needs. Sliding doors are becoming a staple in areas that want an open feel but can be turned into a private and secure space. With our locks and handles that are designed and built with safety in mind, you can feel comfortable knowing that you have all the space you need without risking your well-being.

No matter what you are looking for in your home or office we can work together to bring your dream to fruition. With multiple showrooms in the United States, you can connect with us in person or online to begin the next steps in your 2022 renovation or project.

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Are Bi-fold Doors Worth It?

Glass doors continue to be a highly sought-after product across the US housing market and interior design trends. If you are planning a renovation, you might want to consider a modern glass bi-fold door. Bi-fold doors are, in many settings, functional and practical solutions to unique settings in your home. You may consider a bi-fold door because of the following reasons.

Bathroom space with bi fold doors
Left Pull Bi-fold Door

Space-Saving Bi-fold Doors 

In a small footprint or tight location, a bi-fold door can be created to open and close inward or outward to be more convenient in your space. The Sliding Door Company offers left pull, right pull, and even double pull bi-fold door options. This style frees up floor space where it’s needed most—in cramped bedrooms, narrow hallways, small laundry rooms, and tiny pantries and linen closets. Additionally, you can easily move large furniture through and have more space on the sides of the door opening. Even in very small openings, a bi-fold door may be a better choice for your needs than a traditional door. 

Are Bi-fold Doors Expensive?

Bi-fold doors are quick and painless to configure and install. Depending on all the specifications, there are situations in which this solution can be more budget-friendly than alternative options. Bi-fold doors are more current and popular than old-fashioned pocket doors and accordion doors. Especially with our timeless glass and sleek frames, you can find the best cost-effective bi-fold doors for your home.

Double pull bi-fold door
Double Pull Bi-fold Door

Privacy with Bi-fold Doors

Fully flush to the wall in which the panel is created, when closed, the bi-fold door keeps a separation between the rooms it divides. Choose from a wide range of glass opacities to find the right mix of maximizing natural light while creating your desired level of privacy. Folding the door back opens up your space. 

Where to install a Bi-fold Door?

Bi-fold doors are a smart choice for your:

  • Bedroom closets
  • Coat closets
  • Laundry closets
  • Children’s playrooms
  • Linen closets
  • Home offices
  • Kitchen pantries
  • Wine storage
  • Narrow hallways
  • Unconventional layouts
  • Tiny homes

Bi-fold Door Types

Our high-quality Bi-fold System offers a stunning, brilliant solution to any workspace, home or children’s playroom. Since it allows the doors to fold towards the edge of the frame, this optimizes the space and is suitable for narrow closets or ‘phone booth’ type applications as well as larger spaces to allow access through almost the entire width of the opening.

In addition, our bi-fold doors are safe for your fingers! Our unique anti-finger pinch system sets this Bi-fold System apart from any other in the industry. Reach out to learn more about all our options! 

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How to Upgrade your Interiors without Breaking the Bank

The change of season always offers a wonderful opportunity to reassess your life on a grand scale, from relationships to the new school year, your current job to your wardrobe. And perhaps the most important of areas to consider these days, are your interiors. It’s healthy and informative to have this reassessment experience a few times each year in order to grow, evolve, and adapt to the changing times and changing seasons. Life is all about flexibility and personal growth, and with the changing of each season, crucial life transitions and adaptations take form whether we realize it or not. This fall how can you ask yourself those questions about your life, and what actions can you take to meet your ever-changing needs and desires?

Physical and Mental Well Being

Without question, one of the most important personal areas to address is your current mental and physical health. For without these two entities in alignment and in good health, everything else in our lives can easily crumble.
Ask yourself, are you getting enough outside time? Is exercise a part of your weekly and daily routine? Are you journaling or otherwise talking to important people in your life about how you feel? Is yoga, martial arts, or dance a practice that you utilize to achieve inner peace? There are so many tools and methods available in our modern-day to get ourselves back on track and closer to finding inner solitude. Especially so during these trying times during a worldwide pandemic, it is so important to make sure that you are receiving the nourishment and help that you need to keep going.
One way to introduce more healthy physical exercise/movement into your daily routine could be to create a home gym. During COVID when most gyms are closed or otherwise have limited capacity, you can take it upon yourself to bring fitness to you! No gym commute, no sweaty ride home, no shared showers. A home gym allows for increased focus, comfort, and cleanliness. If you don’t have a spare bedroom, do not worry. You can easily construct a small home gym using easy-to-install sliding glass wall partitions or glass room dividers to create that physical space and sanctuary you want for your workout room. This could also double as a yoga studio or a meditation room within your home in which you can escape to without the disruption of home life. By installing floor-to-ceiling glass wall partitions, you’ll have the flexibility to open and close off entire rooms within seconds! These special solutions are a breeze to install and take down, offering you the flexibility necessary during these uncertain times. You can swiftly save the potential cost and disruption of real construction while achieving the same thing with sliding room dividers.

Question Your Surroundings

The next area of your life worth considering is your surrounding indoor environment. Is your home a place that you love coming back to at the end of a long day? Do you find sanctuary and solace when entering your home? Or does your home life make you feel sad or tired? Is your space fresh, modern, and contemporary, or is it sorely outdated? Is there enough light throughout your home? Depending on how you answered these questions, you may be in need of some interior decorating/remodeling this fall. These preliminary questions are all great indicators of direction and which areas to tackle first when considering your interiors. After all, we all want to exist in beautiful, comfortable spaces that fill us up rather than detracts from our well-being.
If you start an interior remodeling project this season, however large or small, here are some classic problem areas:

  • Not enough natural light
  • Crowded spaces
  • General clutter
  • Disorganization
  • Lack of interior design cohesion
  • Not enough natural elements/greenery
  • Impersonal art curation

Now ask yourself how you could remedy these larger issues. Perhaps installing translucent glass wall partitions, or sliding glass barn doors within your communal rooms would help to bring in more natural light, as well as help to open the space up for entertaining or for family nights in. As we evolve to maintain increased fluidity in our lifestyles and schedules, our interiors should mimic this flexibility. Wall partitions that move can help with this.
Additionally, consider integrating more florals and house plants indoors to freshen up the air, and create a beautiful sanctuary that pays homage to the outdoors (even in the most urban environment). Plants have a profound effect on our mental and physical wellbeing and are proven to increase mental focus and serotonin in the body. A simple, affordable solution is available at any home and garden store!
Give yourself the gift of calm this fall with awesome space optimizing solutions offered at the sliding door Company. Hop online and check out our viewing catalog of sliding glass room dividers, beautiful sliding glass barn doors, and more! Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable experts to get started on your exciting project today! With home delivery and online ordering, it’s never been easier to create a space out of nothing. Don’t wait to enjoy your interiors this fall, call today!

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