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Home Renovation Project Tips and Tactics

Tackling a home remodel or renovation project can be quite the task. Regardless of size and scale, any home improvement is likely going to cost you- not only in financial terms but also in mental taxation, your physical wellbeing, and the unavoidable disruption to your present life. So, how can a home renovation project become an easeful, relatively painless experience that doesn’t totally drain the bank? We’ve got some tips and tactics to consider before you start out on this new journey.

Before diving in too deep, you’ll have to understand that there are multiple factors at play during a home renovation- think of it as a symphony that must work with total cohesion to reach a beautiful harmony. In order to save money, stay on a time schedule, and not completely disrupt your life, all of these considerations should be employed.

Conserving Your Resources

In the beginning stages of any home improvement project, you’ll need to work with a great contractor or architect to identify what visions you have for your space(s), how long you can budget build time, and most importantly- the relative cost of all of this work. Set a clear budget with your team and stick to it. Be very clear that you don’t have a flexible budget (if this is the case) so that they don’t make costly decisions without your approval or enjoy too much wiggle room. When allowed for invited, often time architects and builders will try to push the budget and possibilities for extra add-ons and certain materials. Make sure you outline your boundaries and let them know you’re aware of your finances.

Choose the right materials

This can be a tricky process, as picking textiles and building materials can often be a frenzy of options and unknowns. First, try to identify the overall aesthetic of what you’re trying to achieve. Next, talk with your contractor about these main considerations:

  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Sustainability
  • Aesthetic
  • Availability
  • Long-term Use
  • Environmentally Responsible

All materials vary greatly in regard to the above factors. New wave building consciousness has led us to become acutely aware of the sustainability of our materials and textiles. This refers to the ethics and environmental impact of where and how these materials are sourced, as well as how long they will last and if their deterioration could be a potential environmental hazard/harm. Your contractor should be well versed in a plethora of material options and will be able to talk with you about your options. Typically, there is a great medium to be reached with regard to cost and quality. If you only select the top tier materials, you’ll end up paying the price for them in the end. Sometimes homeowners don’t realize that the relatively small price difference, while seemingly minuscule per unit, adds up quite a bit with the volume of units. Be aware of these factors.

Choose Flexible Solutions Whenever Possible

There are many fantastic options out there for space optimizing designs that don’t require full (and costly) wall construction. For example, full-length sliding wall doors are a stylishly modern and innovative solution to install in place of permanent drywall. This option allows for spatial flexibility, increased visibility, and light flow, as well as the option for a thoroughfare between two distinct spaces. Wall doors and frosted glass wall partitions, even a stylish barn door room divider still offer the option for privacy (depending on chosen glass opacity) yet they slash the cost of constructing an entire wall, and fortunately, are very easy to deconstruct when needed. These options will save time, money and add a lot of practicality to your new space.

Clear Design Direction

A lot of homeowners, when setting out to update their homes, are somewhat unaware of the necessity to outline- and stick with- a consistent design theme. This is such a crucial factor in the renovation’s success. While upgrading to a more modern look is a great design choice and probably a good return on investment, you’ll want the right accessories, fixtures and hardware to ensure your theme works within the full scope of the home. Below are a few considerations to attaining a consistent modern look:

  • Furniture and art curation (pick one or two themes and don’t deviate from them)
  • Smooth dyed cement retaining walls and siding
  • Wood accents (siding, fencing, hardwood floors, cabinetry)
  • Sliding bathroom door, mirror sliding door, or mirrored closet doors
  • Stacking room divider, pocket doors, or bi-fold doors
  •  A blend of elements throughout the house (wood, stone, fur, granite, metal)
  • Large, open windows
  • Plenty of light
  • Open floor plan
  • Large open kitchens

Relinquish Overzealous Design Choices When You Can

During the design process, we tend to get a little excited, and can at times go a bit overboard with our vision. Most times, architects will go through a series of designs, with each round cutting back and refining the overall choices and aesthetics. Throughout the first few rounds, there are typically ideas thrown out there that are inherently too costly to remain in the project in order to stay on budget. Work with your contractor to figure out which parts of your blueprints you are willing to give up to achieve financial harmony.

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Plan For The Unexpected

There are situations that will unavoidably arise throughout a building/renovation project that you hadn’t expected, and you’ll have to face these roadblocks head-on. If you and your contractor only budget both time and money for smooth sailing, most likely you will exceed your budget on all sides. Factor in an emergency cost budget, as well as plan for extra time in case unfortunate situations arise, causing delays and increased finances.

By being prepared for the unexpected, following a consistent design theme, employing flexible construction solutions, and carefully choosing materials you’ll set yourself (and your home renovation project) up for success. No one should endure a terrible renovation experience- leave those for television. Consult us at The Sliding Door Company- the experts in spatial optimization. For more exciting solutions and inspiration, Visit Us Online to browse our online viewing catalog and Enjoy A Free Consultation from one of our team members to actualize your design dream today.

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Flexible Room Dividers have arrived!

Whether you want to save space, open up the floor plan or divide your space more efficiently with room dividers, The Sliding Door Company can make it happen!

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Stacking glass panels created a baby’s room within the parents bedroom. Opaque glass & dark brown frames go beautifully with the wood floor! Decorative room dividers complete any room making it perfect for parents needing to maximize space in the home!


How would you like to hide the laundry area with a smooth glide of a single glass door?

laundry-room-sliding-doorsSpace saving wall sliding doors and room dividers are flexible, easy to install and stay as good as they look on day one for years and years! Made with glass & aluminum frames, these sliding doors are perfect for green construction projects & are environmentally friendly.
Making and providing environmentally friendly products with glass and aluminum show that we care about air quality, sustainability & our communities. Custom room dividers fabricated with glass and aluminum look fantastic and help keep things clutter-free!


Flexibility is the name of the game with this installation!

flexible-sliding-doorsThis bedroom was created with privacy in mind. The siding glass panels stack into pockets on both sides and become hidden away out of site when opened! Yet, they are super easy to slide closed for privacy at night or any time you want a nap. The smart track system is recessed into the wood flooring, completely flush. Modern room dividers make it easy to divide up your space the way YOU want to!
We are proud to make interior glass doors in our own factory where safety and quality are fabricated into every door panel.

Not only are our room dividers flexible, they also let you optimize every inch of your floor space.

Flexible pocket doors shown here with 7mm thick laminated glass fully opened with no corner post. This project has one sliding door on the right and two sliding doors on the left. This shows we can accommodate so many site conditions and client wishes with our interior glass door custom room dividers.
Sliding doors in the closed position show how everything lines up and meets at the corner with no vertical post. This is the optimum in flexibility.

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Of course the flexibility goes further than just room dividers, it continues with closet doors, pass through windows and office enclosures too.

closed-office-sliding-doorsliding-pass-through-windowSimple, clean and clutter free. This 2-panel closet door has milky glass and dark brown aluminum frames with a wood-grain look. A dry erase marker can be used here for fun!
Pass through window on top of a pony wall makes visual access and teamwork a synch!


Pantry divider makes the whole kitchen clutter free, clean and organized.

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Frosted glass sliding doors and silver aluminum frames are simple to clean and allow easy access to everything inside. Custom room dividers keep things neat, clean and organized!
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For more information on our flexible glass room dividers, please contact us at 888-988-5033.opens phone dialer

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Glass Room Dividers create spaces that matter!

bathroom-sliding-doorSliding room dividers that stack to either side have been gaining in popularity over the past five years!

Select from elegant, easy to install sliding glass room dividers to more traditional or stacking glass doors to open up your whole floor plan.
Have you ever visualized having one solution that could offer privacy when needed and open up with the touch of a finger to create a seamless transition from one area to another?
Well, we have what it takes to make it happen!


Room Dividers can be obscure or fully transparent!

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Open air room divider with frosted glass gives privacy & allows sharing of lighting, heating & air conditioning, saving energy all year round.

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This suspended glass room divider curtails foot traffic when needed but the barrier disappears when you slide it open!

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Sliding room dividers can hide inside of a pocket, optimizing the entire floor plan!

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Combo glass sliding doors give a little more visual privacy when needed. They stack to either side enlarging the room on demand.For bedrooms that also function as a home office, interior sliding glass room dividers create separation and privacy without disrupting the room’s functionality.


Glass Room Dividers are an Open and Shut Case!

Frosted glass sliding doors with wenge frames are a beautiful design focal point in this home.

Triple track allows all of the sliding panels to stack to one side opening up the floor plan, giving ample natural light.


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There are good reasons to go for a sliding room divider:

  1. They are custom made to fit your specifications.
  2. They can be installed easily, quickly and with no waste.
  3. Wall slide barn doors save space! They hug the wall and take up virtually no floor real estate.
  4. They can transform a larger room into smaller sections in seconds.
  5. Room dividers provide visual aesthetics which is a huge advantage.
  6. Sliding glass room dividers can be locked for privacy when needed.
  7. Affordable elegance.

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