There are a number of tricks that can turn your dark dungeon into a light, airy home that flows throughout. Here’s some simple ways to do that:
By adding more places for light to enter the home, the lighter a room is going to be. It’s simple. By adding bigger and better windows upstairs, you are drawing more light to each room. The same happens downstairs too and with bifold doors also fitted the more chance your home will feel light and airy.
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The common garden greenhouse is a great addition to any garden as it keeps your plants, vegetables, fruit, seedlings and more warm throughout the winter while not being an eyesore. But there is one downside to a greenhouse and that is that they can be a terrible suntrap in the summer. Going into a greenhouse on a hot and sunny summer’s day for just five minutes will leave you hot and sweaty while gasping for air – this is a huge downside.
But they look so fantastic, so clean, so fresh and so light – why not try and bring some of this clean freshness into your home by having gorgeous glass sliding doors?
They will open up your room to light, making the room brighter and looking more spacious. You can sit on your sofa watching the sun go down in the evening, watching the squirrels in your garden, hopping from branch to branch. You can watch the frogs in spring hopping around in search for a local pond and you can watch your flowers get ready for a peaceful night of growing, preparing to get beautiful in the morning again.
As with a greenhouse, the think glass sliding doors will help to keep your home warm through the colder months, but in the hotter weather you can open the sliding doors wide. There is no need to worry about doors slamming as the breeze enters your home, these sliding doors have no where to slam as they are held safely in place, slid along the inside of your home.
You get the best of both worlds throughout the year. In the winter the house is warm and snugly and you can sit and watch the thunder storms or fireworks outside, while the summer months you can sit with the doors wide open, a gentle breeze cooling you while you watch the sun rise and the sun set.
That is why the modern greenhouse is such a great idea to bring into your home. Open up your home for a brighter and lighter living by getting glorious glass sliding doors.
I am so fed up with my dreary and dull house, we have windows that’s sills are covered in books, vases, ornaments and out of date birthday cards. There really is minimal light entering the lounge through these small and grubby windows. I just don’t see the point in cleaning them for me to then pile everything back in front of them.
I just wish I had a lighter, brighter room, one that welcomed in the sunshine and brightened up the room to make it look more spacious. I have re-done the lounge, we have a pale carpet anyway but now we have magnolia walls and cream sofas to try and brighten up the room and make it … nicer, but nothing we are doing works. The room just looks dull and dreary due to lack of natural light.
I really am at the end of my tether, so much so that I avoid using the lounge as we put so much money into doing up the interior and it still looks and dull and boring as ever.
Please help Deidre, what do you suggest we can do?
Fed-Up Freda from Folkestone.
I am very sorry to hear of your woes, having had a chat with some home interior and home exterior experts it seems that it is not the room itself that is bringing you down, but instead the lack of natural light – and natural light can help with SAD illness too!
We think that the best option to make your home lighter and brighter and to make you happier in general would be to consider bi-fold doors or sliding doors.
These are large glass doors that can open a room to the great outdoors. They bring in all the natural light you need to make your room lighter, bright and more spacious, while taking up only minimal space within the room.
The bi-fold doors, for example, fold back onto themselves so they need a lot less room than a regular door that would swing back. A glass sliding door slides back onto the inside of your home, so again no additional space is used, leaving your lounge looking and feeling spacious.
I really hope you like our advice and I hope the extra light makes you and your family happier. Hopefully you will change from Fed-Up Freda to Fun and Happy Freda!
This is a riddle that has baffled many mathematicians, philosophers, scientists and lecturers.
The Oxford dictionary tells us that the word ‘bi’ is defined as two / having two. In theory this means that the definition of a bi-folding door is a door set that does not have three, four, five, six, seven or eight folding panels-only two!
However, historically speaking, in the bi-fold door industry, a bi-folding door is an internal timber door that has two panels. If the bi-fold door has more than two panels then surely it is not a bi-fold door. In theory this is then a sliding, folding door or a concertina door if you prefer.
Unlike other bi-fold door specialists, the people at Arbor Window Systems Ltd do know the difference between a bi-fold door and a sliding folding door.
Arbor Window Systems can provide you with door sets that will open up your house; doors that will give you more space and light; doors that can be opened with ease and make entering and exiting your house much easier.
The staff at Arbor Window Systems will discuss your project with you. They will listen to your requirements and preferences and using their extensive knowledge and expertise, recommend the best option for you- the best option to brighten your home and make it more spacious.
So, when is a bi-fold door not a bi-fold door? When it’s a sliding folding door from Arbor.
You’ll notice that a lot of hotels look great from the outside with huge glass doors which make the hotel look grander, more modern and very elegant, this is just one of the reasons that hotels choose to have bifold doors – before you get inside the hotel you are impressed!
Bifold doors work great in the hotel rooms themselves too as they open up the room making it more bright and airy so as soon as you walk into the room it is opened up and looks fantastic and light.
Bifold doors are brilliant for the hot weather as they can be opened up onto a small balcony that will allow fresh air to enter the room and save you money, as a hotel, on air conditioning bills, meanwhile allowing the customers to have as much cool, fresh air as they require.
When the doors are closed the sound proofing the bifold doors offer is second to none so if your hotel is in a busy and noisy town centre then your customers are still able to sleep easy as the bifold doors keep the noise on the outside.
Bifold doors are a superb idea for inside a hotel too. It’s nice to have a ‘chill out’ area that is not as noisy as the restaurant but doesn’t leave your customer locked away in their bedroom either. They can be closed off with glass doors, which blocks out the noise of the restaurant or bar, but they can still people watch, see what’s going on and not feel like they are in cell or their office.
In regards to the meeting rooms or function rooms of a hotel, sometimes you will only have a small booking of ten who want a meeting but you have a room that hold 250 + people. This is when folding doors can be ideal. These are a way of closing a room into separate rooms, meaning you can take that booking for ten without leaving them looking lost in the middle of room, but at the same time you can double the income and rent out the other side of the room as a folding door can separate the one room into two smaller rooms. Then, when you have a booking for 250+ just slide the doors open and you have you grand open space again!
Bifold doors are great for many uses, why not call a Bifold doors expert and see how they can help you!