Gift-Giving Guide for this Holiday Season

With Christmas less than three weeks away and the holidays on the mind, now is a great time to start planning presents and drafting up your special list. It would be fair to say that this year, our needs and wants look a little different than in years past. Our 2020 Christmas (or Hanukkah) list reflects the current times. And besides many of us craving a much-needed vacation, another 2020 necessity has been some solid personal space. This need feels particularly evident these days, as we head into the colder winter months and opportunities for solo outdoors time becomes sparse. Especially for those living in snowy states, the option to get away for a nice outside stroll alone to absorb some much needed Vitamin D doesn’t exactly present itself. But we really do need solitary time away from our family or roommates in order to find inner peace and clarity between the chaos of the holidays. Moving forward into the new year, we may have to take these matters into our own hands.

With the top gift-giving holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to ask for (or gift)  those home goods and interior upgrades you’ve been patiently waiting for all year. After all, home has become our own little universe this year. Why not invest in our relative surroundings ?

And in our opinion, the best gift of this season is to create space where it doesn’t exist. As we stay home and stay safe we must come up with creative ways to find sanctuary and solitary within an otherwise shared indoor environment. So how can you make it happen this holiday season? Below is our 2020 gift-giving and wishing guide to help inspire you this December. After all, time is ticking!

Outdoor Heating

Heating is an obvious essential, even more so these days when our interiors are inundated with the entire household. Inside only allows so much space so having the option to get outside for some solo (or shared) time will make a huge difference this winter. Consider springing for an outdoor fire pit or a propane heater for the backyard. This gift will allow you and your family to get some fresh air and spend time outdoors during the cold winter months, or give you the opportunity to escape from the noise and chaos inside! Enjoy these heating options during socially distanced get-togethers with friends and family and stay warm while staying safe.

Bring the Fun To You

With restaurants and vacation rentals closing their doors yet again, there are few options for taking that exciting winter vacation this year. The solution? Bring the fun to you! Pick up a handful of board games (both new and old classics) and enjoy a little healthy competition with friends or family around the fire! Also worth considering? Larger interactive activities like a pool table or an air hockey machine. Not only are these super fun pastimes, but they are great at distracting the kids during your grueling work-from-home schedule. A win-win!

Make Some Space

Our last (but not least) gift idea is a breezy solution for creating space out of thin air. What could possibly do that? You may be wondering. Well, sliding glass wall partitions from The Sliding Door Company do that. These glass dividers and sliding glass doors are not only extremely easy to order and install, but they are uniquely customizable and offer the flexibility you can’t find elsewhere. The Sliding Door Company offers its glass room dividers in hundreds of varying configurations, sizes, glass opacities, and accessories all intended to suit your interior needs perfectly. From sliding glass barn doors to bathroom pocket doors, these spatial solutions integrate flawlessly into larger shared spaces or rooms within your home all while maintaining a beautiful aesthetic. So if you’re like the millions of Americans who crave to bring peace, privacy, and productivity into the home, these solutions are for you. Whether these dividers will be used to construct your new home gym, your much-needed Work-From-Home office space, or as a play-place for the kids, you’ll be wishing you’d invested in them sooner. With the Sliding Door Company’s glass wall partitions, the options are truly endless! Check us out online today and schedule a free consultation with one of our team members. View our online catalog and see what glass solution suits your needs specifically! Order today and have them in time for the holidays!

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Why Working For Yourself Has Become the New Norm

Over the past few months, since the Coronavirus outbreak swept the globe, many of us have been gifted with the intangible, fleeting, priceless, gift of time. With this, we have been able to reevaluate our lives to an extent most of us didn’t think was possible. Considering our relative happiness, our careers, our relationships, and our impact on the environment were all themes that came up.

Soon after we stopped scratching our heads and were able to move past the fear and uncertainty, this time provided us with novel clarity and focus. We were able to peel back the layers that are normally tightly bound by our restrictive schedules and ask ourselves if the system in place, the standard 9-5 office workday was what we really needed. If it was what we wanted, even. For many, after the initial shock and daunting task of creating our own daily schedules passed, we came to the conclusion that crafting our individualized work/life balance actually worked in our favor.

With so many aspects of our working life laid out on the table to be rearranged and reimagined, we were able to finally envisage our new norm. To outline the clear benefits and perks of becoming our own boss. Yet, to effectively transition from a formal salary job into a more flexible freelance career or startup position is not exactly a cakewalk. It takes countless hours of hard work, overtime, and other undiscovered sacrifices along the way. However, over time we’ll come to experience how the risks are well with the rewards. Here are some of the main reasons why working for yourself has become the new norm.

Make Your Day Work For You

When you work freelance (or simply removed from the 9-5 parameters) your day suddenly opens up to potentialities, changes to your working environment, and makes room for added meetings, activities, and exercise that will keep your mind, body, and spirit in balanced harmony. Crafting your own schedule allows you to feel your way into the workday and discover how to integrate work around your natural sleep schedule, your family dynamic, children’s extracurriculars, or your physical necessities. Subscribing to a one-size-fits-all routine can detract from your happiness, health, and emotional relationships. What’s more, if you make your own working hours, you can choose to grind during odd hours of the day rather than sacrificing peak daylight hours that every human needs to thrive. Working for yourself, either from home or at a communal workspace such as a WeWork, you can still maintain solid focus and productivity. The only difference is that you stop adhering to someone else’s version of what’s right for you and your internal functions.

Open Opportunity to Develop Personal Projects

By setting your own parameters and schedule, it is much easier to reserve time for creative endeavors, personal projects, or physical goals. The nine to five schedule makes it difficult for people to delve into actualizing personal goals or careers because the day simply doesn’t afford the time needed to develop these projects. It’s easy to become discouraged from developing a startup, or crafting a home-grown business when the forty-hour workweek takes the majority of the day. Even holding a secondary job such as a yoga instructor, a tutor, or even a painter, can feel impossible when commuting to work every day of the workweek. By integrating work into your home, you can effectively work freelance, maintain the same perks of a well paying job, but not sacrifice your life schedule.

Ditch the Commute!

The main fear most people encounter when deciding to work freelance or not is the concern of not having an available home office. While this understandably poses a problem, there are few helpful spatial solutions to integrate to give yourself that needed office environment, without compromising your interior aesthetic. Consider integrating glass room dividers into a corner of your home that happens to have extra unused space. Glass wall partitions, in particular, are a super breezy and stylish way to create separation between two distinct spaces. Without sacrificing your artistic interiors, you can install sliding glass barn doors to effectively achieve that rustic look with a modern twist, all while integrating real walls for your new home office! Making sure you have a productive working environment will make all the difference when adopting a freelance, startup lifestyle.

With all of the added benefits of being your own boss, creating your own work schedule, and making your workday work for you, hopefully, you’ll have enhanced inspiration moving forward out of the COVID 19 crisis. For more inspiration and space optimizing solutions, don’t hesitate to check out the best sliding closet doors, tri fold dividers, sliding room dividers, and spatial solutions offered at The Sliding Door Company. Visit Us Online to browse our online viewing catalog and Enjoy A Free Consultation from one of our team members to actualize your vision today!


Separate but Free: How Glass Room Dividers Solve the Open Floor Plan Problem

Open floor plans can make even the tightest spaces feel more roomy and hospitable. Such free-flowing designs have been a feature of American homes for over one hundred years, but they became popular on a broad scale around the middle of the last century when modernism prevailed over more traditional architectural styles. Now, glass room dividers are redefining “openness.” In doing so, they’re once again transforming the American home.

A Complicated Love Affair

Since the mid-20th century, Americans have engaged in an on-again/off-again relationship with the open floor plan. Some homeowners embrace the freedom, spaciousness, and visibility of wide open layouts. They want their living spaces to be connected rather than severed and disjointed. Others bemoan the lack of structure and organization.
The critics have a point. There’s something tidy about closed floor plans. Each room has its own purpose, its own distinct style. When someone walks through the doorway that separates the living room from the study, they know they’re entering a new space with its own raison d’être, its own style, and its own “feeling.” Opponents of an open floor plan believe that you lose something important when you tear down the walls.

A Happy Medium

Then there are those who take the middle ground. They like the thought of an open floor plan—the bright airiness and free-flowing spaciousness—but they haven’t yet given up on the notion of separate rooms. They’re constantly searching for a happy medium between the two extremes.
Many of them have found the perfect solution in glass room dividers and interior glass doors. Glass doesn’t block light or obstruct views. It does, however, draw a clear line that lets everyone know where one room ends and another begins. With glass, a designer can create separate “zones” within a home without tearing the space apart.
In other words, glass walls and sliding doors combine the best of both styles. They let homeowners cordon off space while still maintaining visibility, connection, and openness—key traits of the much-admired open floor plan.

A Modern Solution to an Age-Old Problem

Sliding glass doors and glass room dividers
Sliding glass doors and glass room dividers belong to the modern world, with its emphasis on simplicity and openness. That being said, glass is versatile enough to fit in almost any home, from urban lofts to traditional farmhouses.
That’s particularly true given the wide range of custom options available. At The Sliding Door Company, for example, designers and homeowners can choose from more than a dozen different types of glass and nearly half-a-dozen styles and frames.
Those searching for an ultra-modern look often prefer a Solo design featuring a single pane of uninterrupted glass, while a Continental design, with its metal or other color frame finishes, is perfect for those who want to combine the contemporary with the classic. Of course, a good designer can make any style divider work well in almost any interior. The key is to have a plan.
When it comes to function, glass also gives people a great deal of freedom. Those who want a good balance between privacy and light can opt for frosted or smoked glass. Those who want maximum visibility can stick with clear glass, which also tends to fit well in more modern interiors. Homeowners can close them when they want to seal off a space and open them when they want full visibility and access.

Transform Your Interior

Want the best of both worlds? Whether you’re a designer or a homeowner, The Sliding Door Company can help you choose the glass room dividers and sliding glass doors that match your interior.
Come see for yourself. Visit one of our many showrooms located throughout the United States.
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6 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Home for Spring

Winter’s over. It’s time to turn off the fireplace and stow away the blankets. Now that it’s spring, you want sun. You want space. You want to feel free and lighthearted rather than cozy and cooped up—but how do you make the transition from the most frigid season to the most joyous season? From glass room dividers to banana leaves, here are six ideas for a spring refresher.
Replace Solid Walls with Glass Room Dividers
Glass door room dividers open up a house, letting the sunlight in and giving the entire space an open, airy feel. In other words, it’s a perfect renovation project for spring, when the sun comes out and the whole world looks just a little bit fresher and a little bit happier. Although many people save glass partitions for the big rooms, such as the living room or dining room, room dividers for the bedroom also make a smart investment, particularly if you want the room to look bigger and brighter.
Replace Solid Doors with Glass Doors
In addition to room dividers, consider replacing solid doors with sliding glass doors to free up floor space and let the light flow unhindered from room to room. At the end of the day, it’s a relatively painless way to reimagine your interior. Unless you’re tearing down an existing wall, installing a new room divider requires no major construction.
Rearrange the Furniture
There are ways to rearrange furniture that make your interior feel fresher and more expansive. By getting rid of unnecessary pieces and separating large furnishings, you can free up space for foot traffic. Try a little harder, and you might also have room to meditate or even do some yoga. When rearranging, pay close attention to the flow of the room. The best part? It’s free.
Simplify Your Life
Most people do some sort of spring cleaning between March and June, but how many make a concerted effort to clear the clutter out of their lives? We’re not just talking about old mail. If you really want to get back to basics, go through the house and figure out what you don’t need. Send area rugs away for cleaning, stow away the knickknacks, pare down the decorations, and cover the upholstery with slipcovers. In other words, you don’t have to throw anything out in order to simplify your life.
Bring Out the Foliage
Plants and Books
The flowers are blossoming outside, so why not bring a floral freshness inside? If you’re not allergic and don’t mind watering every now and then, consider a bouquet of hydrangeas, purple orchids, or peonies. If you prefer more low-maintenance foliage, then consider succulents. Statement leaves (e.g., banana leaves and philodendron leaves) also make for great spring décor.
Add a Splash of Color
There are many of ways to add color to your home, whether you paint the walls, replace the pillows and blankets, buy new kitchen chairs, or invest in new vases. Now that the passion for minimalism has receded, you can embrace brighter colors without fear of disapproval. Need ideas? Gelato colors are hot this year, as are indigo blues and “glittery” gold.
Visit our gallery for more ideas on how you can use sliding glass doors and glass room dividers to liven up your space for spring.


Escape the Ordinary and Embrace the Exceptional with Glass Room Dividers!

Doors are boring. Walls are dull. Partitions are distracting. Unless, of course, your doors are no ordinary doors. Unless your walls are remarkable and your partitions are exceptional. If you want to transcend the humdrum, you need to think outside the drywall box. You need to embrace the groundbreaking style and elegance of glass room dividers and sliding glass doors. Here’s why!

Divide Space

You come home at the end of a long day at your “collaborative” office. You’re tired of the hustle and the bustle, the noise and the interruptions. You want privacy. You want peace. You want quiet. You want to relax in your own little space. Only trouble is, the house is as crowded as the office. How will you ever get a little downtime?
The answer is simple: a room divider.
Room dividers serve an obvious purpose: they separate one space from another. Want a meditation zone in the corner of the family room? Thinking of adding a private yoga studio in your living room or garage without tearing down walls, building new ones, and rewiring the whole house? Need an extra office for those days and nights when you work from home?
A room divider does the trick, letting you carve up space without taking out a construction loan or uprooting your life. You can throw up an extra bedroom to accommodate the latest addition to your family, or separate the dining room from the kitchen, so one group can cook and one group can chat without stepping on each other’s toes.

Open Space

Glass Room Dividers
You want your own private space. You don’t want to live in a tin can. Unfortunately, your average room partition divides space by closing it off. It throws up an impenetrable barrier. Nothing can get through. Not people. Not air. Not light.
So, how do you get the benefits of solitude without suffering from claustrophobia? If you want something that will expand your senses, instead of shutting them in, you need a more creative solution. You need room dividers made of smoked or frosted glass.
If you really want to expand the space, install sliding glass room dividers that free up valuable floor space when you slide them open and give you refuge when you slide them closed. You get everything you could possibly need or want—privacy, light, and space.

Beautify Space

Last, but not least, drywall partitions add nothing to a room. They’re flat. They’re banal. They’re tired. Glass doors and dividers, on the other hand, add style. With plenty of designs, colors, and glass types from which to choose, you can create almost any look—sleek contemporary, classic updated French, mid-century modern, light and airy, dark and edgy, etc., etc.
Transform your bedroom. Upgrade your kitchen. Spruce up your dining room. All with a simple room partition. Need more room divider ideas? Want to know how to create a room divider that fits your lifestyle? At The Sliding Door Company, we can build to your project’s specific needs with safety you can trust! Set up a FREE consultation, and we can discuss your next interior design project today!


The Importance of the Family Room and how Glass Room Dividers make it happen!

The family room is one of the most important rooms in any home.

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This is where the family gathers and spends a lot of time together. When you consider the digital world we live in everyone is so busy with their own life and families barely have time to see each other through the day, the family room is the perfect place to relax and spend quality time together. Modern glass room dividers allow you to close off a private area or divide up the space according to your lifestyle! Then, you can easily open it back up again at any time!

Big or small, the family room brings people together.

To watch TV, talk, play a game or listen to music, it’s all there!
Smooth sliding glass doors make it a personal sanctuary!

Modern Room Dividers with 3” aluminum frames and frosted glass keep the room clutter-free.
Modern Room Dividers with 3” aluminum frames
and frosted glass keep the room clutter-free.

Decorative glass room dividers with white frames and dividers strips for style. This is so beautiful!
Decorative glass room dividers with
white frames and dividers strips for
style. This is so beautiful!

Family Rooms boost morale with natural light flowing in!

Smooth glide glass doors divide the space and open up with a touch! Flexible, functional, beautiful interior glass doors save space and allow for plenty of natural light. These stacking glass doors on triple track hide away within the dining room to open up the whole floorplan. Family can gather, share their experiences and just BE TOGETHER in an uplifting place.
living room with sliding doors

Have a larger family room?

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Make an extra room in the house with no demolition, mess or down time! This is revolutionary with our interior glass door solutions that go from floor to ceiling for privacy. Now you have an extra room in your home created by decorative glass doors. Bring your family together in a meeting place that is calming, filled with natural light and can quietly close off to become a bedroom at night.

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Modern glass room divider at the beach house makes the perfect family room for socializing and spending time together!

Interior Glass Door solutions keep things clean, clutter free and give easy access to the entire space.

kitchen layout with sliding doors
Suspended glass room divider with laminated glass, white frames & 4 sliding glass doors. No bottom track makes it easy to keep the floor clean too. Close off the family room when you are in the kitchen or open it up to see the kids. It’s all so easy! Feel thrilled to see your family talking and sharing the events in their lives!
office wall as sliding door

Sliding glass door room dividers with frosted glass and wood core inserts are so decorative and easily close off a family room. Modern room dividers separate a family room from a home-office. Our interior glass room dividers are made with pride in our very own factory with safety and quality fabricated into every single door.

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Recessed Track flush with your flooring is so simple! Our triple track is recessed into the flooring & separates the carpet from the tile.

Loft room dividers with sliding glass doors, aluminum frames & divider strips make it easy to have a separation between the family room and bedroom!

studio enclosure using sliding doors
This 4-panel room divider was installed in less than 75 minutes on concrete floors. The low profile track is only 3/8” high and the doors slide and stack from either side, making easy entry from any direction!
Family rooms are a great place to sit and eat together and talk about your day.

Glass family room divider slides & stacks to the right or left, making it easy to enter into the kitchen.

room separator with sliding door
Laminated glass makes it super easy to clean and the low profile tracks can be recessed into the flooring. Plus, the entire solution is fully recyclable which is great for the environment.
Modern room divider shown here with silver frames allows natural light to flow in and divides up the space as needed.
For more information about how to create the perfect family room divider and save space or to create an extra room in your house with no construction.
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A Laminated glass room divider is perfect between a kitchen and family room. It is easy to clean and you can leave a love note with dry erase marker if you feel like it!