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Why Do People Prefer Barn Doors for The Bathroom?

It might surprise you to learn that the original style of in-home pocket doors actually dates back to the 1850s -1880s. They fell out of favor for a time as hinged doors were refined. Post World War II, these doors regained popularity as housing needs rose. Fortunately for modern design lovers, we are once again seeing a high intent and interest in the upgraded iteration – the sliding barn door. * 

Sliding Barn Doors Save Space

If the door to the room in question swings open and closed, you are losing a considerable amount of space. A modern glass barn door might be perfect for you. This is often the case in your bathroom, where homeowners are often tight on space. Options that include sleek design and even doors that are suspended can give you back valuable square footage and create a seamless transition from bedroom to bathroom. 

Sliding Glass Barn Doors Let the Light In

Why choose glass barn doors? Interior glass barn doors also increase the natural light in a room. This is crucial in a master bathroom or even half bath where the home may be designed without much original natural light. Natural light has many proven benefits and has even been tied to higher home sale values. It also makes getting ready in the bathroom a delightful and more holistic experience.

Miror pull door in the bedroom

The Sliding Door Company Also Offers Mirrored Closet Sliding Doors

Nothing takes up more room on the wall or floor than a full-length mirror. You can upgrade your home to include a mirrored door that will help you get ready with the ease of natural light and a mirror to review your head-to-toe look. A high-quality mirror in the space where you get ready, such as a bathroom closet, will always come in handy. You don’t have to mess with glue or hammering nails to mount a mirror. And you don’t have to hang a mirror to the back of a door precariously. It’s a space saver for the bathroom or bedroom! 

Opened frosted barn door

Between adding space back into your rooms, letting more light in, and adding functionality like mirrors to your bathroom, a sliding glass barn door has countless advantages. Our modern and sophisticated glass barn doors are a great way to upgrade your bathroom. 

The Sliding Door Company offers various glass opacities for all door types, including clear, mirrored, smoked, milky, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about the best sliding glass door for your space, contact us to receive a free consultation! 

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Optimize Your Office Space with Interior Glass Doors and Partitions

We know there are many options to increase the quality and productivity of your office workspace. Here we explore a few options and their benefits.

According to Jory MacKay, “few things affect our productivity as much as what we surround ourselves with. Yet most of us rarely take the time to step back and really analyze our working environment.”

We couldn’t agree more, and that is why we designed our interior glass door solutions to optimize your work area and uplift any occupants of the space. The options are endless, from single fixed panels and partitions, to rows of glass cubicles for coworking needs.

This private office space below includes our floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, paired with a swing door, with designer handles and recessed bottom tracks. When the doors are open, it’s a free-flowing collaborative workspace. But when quiet and privacy are needed, the doors can be shut and locked accordingly.

Floor to celing glass panels with swing door

Clutter-free, Organized Workspaces Boost Productivity

The results of this study tell us that physical clutter in your surroundings competes for your attention, resulting in decreased performance and increased stress.

Similar to what multitasking does to your brain, physical clutter overloads your senses, making you feel stressed, and impairs your ability to think creatively. Set time aside each month to assess your workspace and ensure it is not too cluttered. This will lead to increased productivity and morale. Our modern cubicles are a great way to give employees room to work and also set boundaries.

Optimize Your Space & Allow Natural Light To Come In

Glass room dividers with combo glass (bottom half frosted, top half clear) provide a unique workspace allowing in a ton of natural light. Plus, our space-saving glass wall and aluminum frames are all recyclable and perfect for green construction projects.

Smaller “phone booth” workspace options give plenty of room for a team of 2 or 3 to create, collaborate and solve! The open-air design allows for the sharing of lighting, heating, and air conditioning, saving energy costs year over year.

Frosted glass workspace divider

Optimize Functionality

The many benefits of our interior workspace solutions:

  • Strategically optimizing of every square foot of your floor plan.
  • Lighting, air conditioning and heating can be shared, eliminating the need to move or re-do the HVAC system…saving tons of money.
  • Each work area can be re-purposed on the fly if needed as the business evolves. Talk about flexibility!
  • Offices with glass sliders or swing doors can be locked and even master-keyed to the storefront or building door.

We make our interior glass doors in our own factory where safety and quality are carefully fabricated into every single glass door.

The selection of glass types, frame color finishes and ADA-compliant accessories provide our clients with sustainable, functional and stylish options to suit their specific project needs.

Optimizing every fraction of your floor plan by creating spaces that can be re-purposed as technology changes and as the business grows is essential. Functional glass office dividers, storage enclosures, glass partitions and conference room dividers are our specialty.

Want help choosing the right office option for your space? Contact the friendly interior glass door experts at The Sliding Door Company, to learn more about our workspace solutions.

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Transform Your Workspace with Glass Partitions and Doors Solutions

At The Sliding Door Company, we don’t just build the sturdiest, safest, most beautiful glass partitions and doors on the market. We also help businesses cut costs, improve health, boost, productivity, comply with government regulations, and become more sustainable. In other words, we provide so much more than doors; we transform space and elevate offices.

So, what makes our sliding glass doors so special?

They’re People-Friendly Glass Doors

At The Sliding Door Company, we love people. That’s why we make doors that are easy to buy, easy to install, and easy to use. Starting with our safe, tempered glass and easy-glide track systems, we put safety and usability at the top of our agenda. We also offer a wide selection of ADA-compliant handles, so that organizations never have to worry about compliance and people with disabilities never have to worry about access.

Enclosed glass corner office with modern sliding doors

Environmentally Friendly Glass Doors

Our doors are easy on people and on the environment. Not only do we use eco-friendly materials, but our room partitions reduce energy use by allowing light, air, and heat to circulate from one space to another. That helps businesses save money and set themselves on a greener, more sustainable footing.

Glass Doors or Walls are Easy to Install

In most cases, if you want to install new doors or walls, you have to call in a construction team. You have to tear down existing walls and throw up new structural components. Not with glass office dividers and sliding glass doors from The Sliding Door Company. Since they don’t require any structural support, you don’t need to put your business on hold while you gather construction permits and gut your building.

Custom Built Design Glass Walls and Doors

We don’t mass-produce our office partitions and glass door cubicles. Instead, we build each one to meet our client’s specific needs. The result is that our doors aren’t cookie-cutter “products.” They’re unique, custom-built interior design elements designed to fit the style and function of any work environment. By specializing only in manufacturing interior design solutions, we’re able to devote all of our time and energy to crafting the perfect door for any workspace.

Versatile Interior Glass Products

Whatever kind of door you want, we make it—sliding, stacking, swinging, suspended. Need fixed glass walls? We make those, too. We also serve a diverse set of clients in nearly every industry.

Emergency rooms, doctor’s offices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities use our sliding doors and office partitions to create a clean, hygienic space. Patients get privacy when they need it, and the staff gets maximum visibility when they need it.

Hotels, restaurants, and conference centers and other hospitality venues install glass walls and room partitions to offer the best customer experience—a flexible mix of elegance, privacy, and visibility. Officesschools, and government buildings use them to increase openness and versatility.

Factory Direct Glass Doors

Most manufacturers suffer from a fragmentation problem. One company designs the products, another builds them, and yet another sells them. The problem is that one hand never seems to talk to the other. Quality suffers. The customer experience becomes a nightmare.

When you order from The Sliding Door Company, you can be sure of one thing: We never subcontract our work out to others. All we do is cut out the dreaded middleman—we manufacture each one of our sliding doors in our own facility. That allows us to ensure quality, offer customized options, and provide personal service.

From the moment you step into The Sliding Door Company showroom, you’ll come face-to-face with an incredible support team made up of inside and outside account executives. They’ll be there to offer guidance at every step of your interior design journey, helping you select the doors that are right for your project.

Schedule a consultation with The Sliding Door Company, to experience the difference that quality, safety, and service make.

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The Benefits of Glass Sliding Doors – Privacy and so much more

A privacy wall or glass partition is a great substitution for standard drywall or typical fabric panels that can offer an upgraded modern look to any professional or residential space without compromising the privacy of occupants or workers. Privacy walls are available in a variety of designs and customizable—with an assortment of glass opacities to choose from to create privacy.

Types of Glass Opacities

While curtains, drapes, and blinds are the usual solutions for glass doors and windows, our glass opacities give you the privacy you want while maintaining a refined and contemporary aesthetic. We offer a diverse selection of glass opacities, which include:

  • Milky
  • Opaque Laminated
  • Frosted
  • Linen
  • Combo Glass
  • Clear
  • Smoked Clear
  • Smoked Frosted
  • Black
  • White Laminated
  • Deluxe White
  • Smoked Milky

What are glass privacy walls?

A privacy wall can be anything from a glass partition to glass sliding room dividers. Depending on your individual needs, you may need one or a combination of products to receive optimal results.

Glass Partition

Glass partitions, for example, are the perfect solution for common office buildings. Fabric cubicle panels typically leave workers isolated from their surroundings and limit the amount of natural light they get, which can result in lower productivity levels and despondency among workers.

Glass partitions with a specialized opaque finish allow workers to feel connected to their environment while still maintaining separation and privacy. In addition, regular exposure to natural light has been reported among scientists to increase individual productivity and comfort, as well as provide mental and visual stimulation necessary to regulate our sleep/wake cycle.

Fixed privacy wall for partitioning office employee workstations

Sliding Glass Doors and Room Dividers

Sliding glass doors and sliding room dividers with a combo glass or opaque finish are the ultimate solution for those who want the flexibility to create and adjust a customizable space.

For example, you can change the entire atmosphere of a conference room with sliding glass doors simply by opening or closing said doors. Completely closed doors allow the space to become a perfect spot for confidential meetings or can be left partially open to create a welcoming space for an office party or casual gathering.

Office row utilizing sliding room dividers with custom film

Benefits of Glass Privacy Walls

A glass privacy wall has a number of benefits, including:

  • Instantly gives spaces an upgraded and modern look with glass opacities.
  • Creates the illusion of an open floor plan, without compromising individual privacy or separation.
  • Offers flexibility to create and design a space for various circumstances.
  • Allows more natural light to move through the space, which can increase productivity and happiness among workers.
  • They are a cost-efficient solution that can lead to energy savings and decreased maintenance costs.

Customizable Glass Solutions

No matter what type of privacy wall you want The Sliding Door Company has the solution for every space — whether it is a residential building, classroom, office, or another professional facility. Call 888-988-5033 to request your free consultation or fill out our online form to get started today.

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Changing Workplaces for the Better: The Effects of COVID-19

If you’re a business owner you’re likely feeling both trepidation and urgency when it comes to re-opening your business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it would be alarming to resume operations after a global pandemic, there is the looming cloud of further COVID-19 outbreaks on the horizon for you to contend with as well. 

So, now that office life has changed due to COVID-19, how do you keep your workforce not only safe but productive? Thankfully safety and productivity can go hand in hand. A staff that feels secure is going to be able to focus and perform better than if they were worried about contracting a potentially deadly virus at work. 

While these new workforce trends and the changes they entail may seem daunting, they will likely improve the overall quality of your workforce’s performance.

Traditional Workplaces Compared to During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Experts agree the traditional way of working before COVID-19 is over. Before COVID-19 working from home was generally either frowned upon or a unique privilege when allowed. But now, the future of the workplace includes more options to work remotely. Before COVID-19 workers would commute from home to the office building, where they would then share space with their co-workers. Many offices are comprised of open-air cubicles where airspace and germs were freely shared. Not only was the workspace shared, but bathrooms, kitchens, and break rooms were as well. While this model allows for better communication and collaboration, with the risks of the pandemic, some of these qualities need to change to keep people safe.

How to Elevate Alternative Workspaces

To prepare your employee workstations for a return to work after the first wave of the pandemic, there are three key ways to keep your employees safe.

  1. The first way is very simple—provide hand sanitizer at each workstation. This will allow your employees to sanitize their hands regularly and is a main piece of any COVID-19 workplace guidelines.
  2. The second way to support employee safety as people return to work is to create physical distance between employee workstations whenever possible. This may take some creativity and will tie into the third piece of many COVID-19 workplace guidelines, physical barriers.
  3. The third way to protect your employees, especially when physical space isn’t an option, is to use physical dividers. This is a great example of how these new workforce trends can create improvements in the workforce. Having physical dividers between employee workstations can increase a sense of privacy and cut out distractions in the form of noise from other workers. The sense of separation may allow workers to focus better on their job, while also offering physical protection from not only the COVID-19 virus but other germs and bugs as well, such as the flu or common cold. Making these physical divisions as flexible and attractive as possible sets up both the business and the individual employee for success. Using products like the ones offered by The Sliding Door Company would allow an office to customize its design for both function and aesthetics.
Glass sliding doors enclosing cubicles

Designate Physical Separation with Partitions or Sliding Dividers 

Whether you want sliding pocket doors for your cubicles or glass barn doors to enclose a previously open conference room, The Sliding Door Company offers a variety of ethically sourced and quality-made spatial solutions for every business. From the thickness of glass to beautiful custom finishes including wood and metal framing, The Sliding Door Company can design a custom build to fit any office.

Here are a few examples of how The Sliding Door Company can work with specific businesses:

  1. Dental offices and other healthcare businesses are at the front line of the pandemic, making their need for physical dividers between their employees and patients paramount. The Sliding Door Company’s glass door solutions allow privacy when needed for patient consultations, but also can open easily to maximize space and light.
  2. Schools are also hotspots for COVID-19 but must also be able to provide space for learning and collaboration. The Sliding Door Company’s classroom solutions provide privacy and curb the spread of germs, while letting in light and their quality materials offer safety to the students and teachers.
  3. Commercial retail spaces have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, second only to healthcare spaces. The Sliding Door Company’s glass wall systems help businesses save on energy costs and create the physical separation necessary to keep retail employees healthy and safe.

Cost Matters for New Divided Floor Plan

If the cost of creating a new divided floor plan has you worried, The Sliding Door Company is here to help. With their professional team of specialists, you can be confident that they’ll work with you to create a spatial division plan that works for your budget and your space. The Sliding Door Company prides itself on client communication so that they can make the project of your dreams become reality. 

Part of how The Sliding Door Company can so confidently work within your budget while also offering materials of the highest quality is that they manufacture all their products in their own factory. This allows them to manage the quality of their products from production to installation, giving you peace of mind about the quality of this latest budget expenditure. Because they make their products with no middlemen involved, this allows them to pass savings onto their customers, while still providing products of the highest quality. 

You can also rest assured knowing that The Sliding Door Company focuses on using recycled and environmentally friendly materials, which will likely mean a lot to your staff as well. Whatever your office space needs are in this era of COVID-19, The Sliding Door Company is here to help. 

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