17 Stunning Ways To Use Bi-Folding Doors In Living Rooms

Bi-folding doors are an on trend way of increasing the width of a walkway. Glazed French doors, since they are hinged on either side, can only offer double width opening. A bi-folding door can increase the width of an opening because the doors zig zag onto themselves, concertina fashion. They also take up less space when they are open. Although modern materials mean that larger bi-folding doors, that house big glazing sections, are possible, bi-folding doors have been used in architecture since ancient times.

The No-Wall Wall.

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A living room can feel like a stunningly different space if one wall is given over entirely to a bi-folding door, making it the perfect space in summer.

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Use bi-folding doors that sit in runners so that they are easy to open and close and remain safe to use, especially if you have kids.

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A no-wall wall, created by a glazed bi-folding door, is augmented by glazing to either side of it and even above the eye line.

Hidey Holes.

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Bi-folding is not just for glazed doors – use them for closets that can hide away television sets and shelving in living rooms.

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Open plan living rooms look cluttered if you also have a home office in one, so tuck yours away behind bi-folding doors for a discreet look.

Internal Space Dividers.

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Don’t just think of bi-folding doors as a good way to replace patio doors, since they make stunning internal doors, too.

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Glazed internal dividers work well if you want to split up your interior whilst maintaining a consistent look to the design between rooms.

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Shut away a dining area, or a study, from your living room but open it up when you want use of the full floor space.

The Timber Look.

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Wooden framed bi-folding doors look great, particularly if they reflect your choice of ceiling, or flooring, in a living room.

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Bi-folding doors are a feature, so make them stand out by choosing timber frames, rather than aluminium or poly vinyl.

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Wooden verandas are ideally complimented by a set of bi-folding doors that are constructed from the same material.

Twin Aspects.

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More than one set of glazed bi-folding doors looks fantastic, open or shut, and will bring out the best of any vista your living room enjoys.

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Even if you don’t have two sets of doors, a window’s aspect is complimented by bi-folding doors set into another wall, ideally at 90 degrees.

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If your garden is at the heart of the home, twin bi-folding doors in a summer room or a conservatory will allow you to enjoy it year round.

Bring The Outside In.

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Connect the exterior to your living room with folding doors that afford you an uninterrupted view.

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Use complimenting flooring between your living room and the outside to make the transition seamless, once your doors are opened.

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If you want to make your outdoor swimming pool feel like it is part of the interior, use bi-folding doors to make the illusion work.

If you are thinking about upgrading sliding patio doors or French doors, then bi-folding doors should at least be considered. Likewise, if there is an awkward space in your living room that does not suit a conventional door opening, a bi-folding door may well be the simplest solution.

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