There are many benefits to choosing sliding doors for your home. Sliding bypass doors are installed within a track that allows the doors to slide past one another. Their simple installation, stylish appearance, and reliable functionality may be the first that comes to mind. Here are seven reasons why sliding doors are a great choice over a swing door for any home.
1. Space Saving
Because sliding doors require essentially no clearance into the room, they take up far less of your space. Swinging doors require additional space to open within your room which could prove to be an issue in a smaller space with furniture and other doors. Sliding doors operate almost entirely within the opening on a narrow top or bottom roll track to maximize the useful square footage of your room. Wherever space is at a premium, sliding doors provide a great return on investment.
2. Easy DIY
Adding sliding doors can be a simple do-it-yourself project with results that will make you proud. After taking a few measurements, you can order your door to be a perfect fit. With basic tools, you can quickly and easily install your new doors for an immediate update to any room.
3. Neat & Clean
Sliding doors maintain a smooth, even alignment across your room’s wall surfaces. Swinging doors can disrupt this flow and create obstacles when open. Sliding doors keep everything looking neat and organized. When closed, sliding doors also cleanly hide whatever may be on the other side – your closets and cupboards, a pantry, a breakfast nook, study area, craft room, or laundry.
4. Personal Privacy
Along with concealment, sliding doors provide privacy. For this reason, you’ll find them a popular choice for bathrooms. With more of us working from home, have you considered this advantage for your home office? We’ve all seen the unintentional photobomb in online chats or overheard the children’s activities during an important call. Beyond workspaces and bathrooms, the separation and privacy that sliding doors offer are equally beneficial for guest bedrooms, yoga and meditation rooms, exercise areas, study rooms, and more.
5. Expansive Openness
Just as sliding doors can provide separation, they also can reveal connections to help us balance our spaces for work, play and family. You can imagine the convenience of a sliding door that opens to join the kitchen and dining areas. Also consider the potential relaxation of integrating spa-like bathrooms within bedroom suites. Combine dens and dining rooms into gaming and entertainment areas with a multi-panel sliding door. Merge hallways or multiple bedrooms into wide, open expanses.
6. Targeted Transparency
If you want to take openness to the next level, sliding doors can also be selected with glass inserts. Frosted, decorative glass options on sliding doors are not see-through but preserve a connection between rooms and people within them. Both frosted and transparent glass choices optimize the natural light throughout your space conveying a sense of natural warmth. Totally transparent glass may be used on closets, wet bars, libraries or other display shelving, where the sliding door frames the items behind it and elevates your collection to the realm of artwork.
7. Accessible for All
Regardless of one’s age, size or strength, almost everyone can open a sliding door. Sliding doors are senior-friendly allowing easy access to a closet or space with minimal effort. Eliminating a swing door jutting into a space makes it easier and safer to navigate smaller spaces. Thankfully, high-quality sliding doors are easily installed in condos, senior living spaces and retirement communities.
Whatever your reason for selecting a sliding door, it will be the right choice to add the flexibility, functionality and stylish appeal you seek.