Many environmental initiatives have changed the way homes are built and the way they are designed. Whilst many developers have opted to produce new-build homes that adhere to traditional designs there are many who are taking a more modern approach.
One of the indicators of a modern home with a modern design is lots of glass doors and furnishings; but why exactly are we seeing more glass doors in our homes?
They are more energy efficient
This works in one of two ways. Firstly modern glass doors are often made from the same double glazed windows that help to keep your home warm. Secondly the light they let in means you often have to use less artificial lighting within your own home. The increased light that glass doors let in also means you can make the most out of the summer sunshine.
They are more versatile than traditional doors
You may be surprised by the visual improvements you can create when adding a glass door to a traditional house. They can be used anywhere from the back door to the kitchen. If you find the right frosted privacy glass it can be used in other areas of the home you want to keep more secluded.
Glass Doors can be reinforced
Another unexpected benefit of glass doors is the added security they could provide to your home. A simple tip for improving the security of your home is to use laminated reinforced glass panels in your front door to increase the difficulty of breaking in.
They are fantastic for Conservatories and Orangeries
With more homes being built with a view to adding an extension the demand for glass doors, both bifold and sliding is increasing. Glass doors will let in more light, and if you go with the French style ones will also provide better ventilation.
Many designers have taken the use of glass doors on conservatories a step further; and are now using bifold-glass doors as the basis for orangery walls. This further increases the ventilation you get a seamless transition from the outdoors to indoors.
Find the best glass doors for your business
If you are planning the development of your own conservatory or are looking to give your home a general facelift with more glass doors you should put quality above quantity. Finding an expert supplier will make the process of installing your glass doors painless.