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Modern Door Alternatives

Pull-and-latch operation is the primary principle of the folding doors. Also called an “accordion partitions”, these space-dividing elements were known since the Roman times. Perfect alternative to the standard and quite boring doors, folding doors will add some exotic and unique look to your interior and save your space. Learn about other steamy alternatives for modern interior designs in our hottest round up.

Folding door

Folding door

Modern Doors for Contemporary Interiors

Folding Doors

Today there are different kinds of such doors. In this article we will consider folding, sliding and pivoting doors. Folding door looks like a row of narrow doors joint together that moves with a slight sound, which is not as disturbing as the slamming of a usual door.

Unlike the usual door, the folding one may be applied to any storage item in your house. Wardrobes are very often accompanied with this sort of “hiding” element.

Wardrobe equipped with bifolding door

Wardrobe equipped with bifolding door

The most popular way to use folding doors is to divide a wide space. You may divide your space by sections using accordion divider or as most people call it “Bifolding door”. The popular place for using bifolding doors is a changing room.

Bifolding Door as Space Divider

Bifolding Door as Space Divider

Sliding Doors

The sliding door is a bit more complicated to put on. Usually it is mounted on a track and has bottom rolling system. It may consist of two partitions, what means that they slide either in left and right directions or only in one.

Sliding Glass Door

Sliding Glass Door

Both sliding and folding doors require special door gear. Usually folding doors are manufactured out of wood, glass, plastic and vinyl. As for sliding doors, they are often produced from glass. Designers like the sliding doors since they get installed along the length of the room, what can visually widen up your place, especially if you prefer the one made from glass. The combination of glass and wood would definitely make your interior look cozy.

Another really good thing about the sliding doors is that it keeps warmth much better than the usual doors. If your sliding doors are made out of glass, then be sure that all year long your room will be perfectly lightened during the daytime. It may be the perfect choice if you can boast a fantastic view from windows. If your house is on the seashore or you have porch with an amazing view, then glass sliding door is the must.

Sliding Door in the house with wonderful view

Sliding Door in the house with wonderful view

Pivot Doors

In most of the cases the pivot doors are typical for public buildings. It is the perfect solution for crowded places where lines at the exits are unacceptable. Nowadays pivoting doors may perfectly fit in your cozy home.

Pivot Door in Home Interior

Pivot Door in Home Interior

Pivot Doors

Pivot Doors

All you have to do is just slightly push the door. No slamming. These doors are purposely made heavy and swing on a single hinge. When it comes to safety, the pivot doors are the safest option. In case of fire, people running outside will have fewer obstacles than with ordinary door constructions.

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3 Comments

  • that’s quite an idea! I like the pivot door, it’s just the article lacks some of the technical info..i would like to know more of some mounting details..

  • loombaloon, u can easily find some of this info in the net, what’s the prob? I don’t think the author really knows the details

  • thank you for a great article, showing some really great alternatives to the traditional doors(sic) and highlighting how modern and fresh they are! thanks!!!

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