Glass sliding doors are one of the most popular door options among homeowners, who may install them for their own enjoyment or to raise the value of their house as they prepare to sell. There are a lot of reasons why glass sliding doors have turned out to be a lasting favorite, not just a passing trend. In this post, we’ll take a look at their many benefits.
Let the sun in
Natural light makes all the difference when it comes to the feel of your home. Bright rooms have the power to make you feel positive and invigorated, while a space filled with cold, artificial lighting can sap your energy. Glass sliding doors are a convenient way to boost the amount of light that enters, whether the room lacks windows or already has a few.
Of course, you might not want sunlight streaming through at all hours of the day, especially if you’re considering installing a glass door on, say, a bedroom that faces east. To have more control over the light and to protect your privacy in case you have next-door neighbors, you can equip your glass sliding door with some nice drapes or chic vertical blinds.
Create a modern look
Glass sliding doors are compatible with a wide range of interior design styles. Some come with wooden frames and can even fit nicely with rustic decor. That being said, in general glass sliding doors are used to add a modern, minimalist look to any space. In fact, installing these doors is one of the easiest ways to make your home more stylish and inviting at the same time.
Make the room look bigger
Have you ever been amazed at how a large mirror or window can open up a space and make it look a lot bigger (and nicer) than it really is? It’s an optical illusion with the potential to transform a room. Glass sliding doors have that effect, so if your home sometimes feels a bit cramped, this is another benefit that you’ll be happy to take advantage of.
Besides making a room appear bigger and more open, glass sliding doors can help you do more with the space you have in another way: by saving you space that swinging doors take up when they open. It might not seem like it would make much of a difference, but when you start paying attention to these details and optimize space wherever you can, it really adds up.
Glass sliding doors tend to be about double the width of regular doors, so they’re a great option for those who like to let plenty of fresh air into their home. Some people even add mosquito nets to their glass doors so they can get the best of both worlds: enjoying the breeze in the spring and summertime without having to deal with insect intruders.
Easily transport large objects
Here’s another benefit that comes with the width of glass sliding doors: they make it a whole lot easier to take large objects in and out of your house. That’ll come in handy next time you purchase a couch. Plus, sliding doors stay open when you need them to without a doorstop, making it easier to come and go (while carrying food from the kitchen to the patio, for example).
Enjoy the view
Sliding glass doors make it easier to appreciate the view outside your house—maybe you’ll finally be able to enjoy the sight of your flower garden from your kitchen or living room. In many cases, a sliding door placed in the kitchen overlooks the yard, allowing homeowners to cook or do dishes and still keep an eye on their kids while they play.
Low cost & long life
If the benefits described above have piqued your interest in getting sliding glass doors, then we have one last piece of good news for you: glass door installation is probably more affordable than you think and, with proper care, the doors themselves will last about 30 years. You can get a lot of enjoyment out of them in that time, so we’d say that it’s worth the investment.
If you’re looking for more information on sliding glass door installation or want a free quote for this service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.