How to choose the best patio doors

How to choose the best patio doors

From letting in natural light to opening up your surroundings, there are plenty of reasons to want to bring the outdoors into your home. And with summer finally in bloom, there’s no better time to make the most of your patio. As the ultimate link between your interior and garden, your patio doors can really accentuate the atmosphere in your home.

In order to maximise the stunning effect of your patio, it’s important to choose the right patio doors. But between bi-folding, sliding and french doors, where do you begin making a decision? Fortunately our team of experts have compiled their top tips in this handy guide to help you make the perfect choice.

Beautifully modern bi-folding doors

If you’re looking to fully modernise your property and enjoy more of the great outdoors, bi-folding doorscould be just the ticket. With a range of styles to choose from its super-easy to find a colour that fully complements the look of your property.

Hugely popular because of their minimalist look, bi-folding doors resemble sleek walls of glass that allow you to gaze out over your garden with no restrictive sightlines. Perfect for late-night dinner parties or relaxing afternoons, bi-folding doors allow you to soak up that extra sunlight all summer long. 

Enjoy the view with slimline sliding doors

Regarded as retro, slimline sliding doorsare making a comeback due to their nifty, space-saving qualities. Sleeker than ever, sliding doors can even slide away into cavities in the wall when open for the ultimate ‘clean’ look.

Sliding doors work particularly well in contemporary homes because they let in light with no need for cumbersome, chunky frames. They’re also ideal for apartments and smaller properties as there’s no sections to fold back, saving on space and maintaining a minimal look.

Classic french doors

French doors add the wow-factor to period properties and traditional homes – but did you know they can suit modern properties too? With the right finish and materials, this classic style of door can be made bespoke to suit all types of properties.

This type of door lets in a little less light than the options above, making it the perfect choice for spaces where you need to avoid the glare of the sun (think a reading room, art studio or home cinema).

French doors are also ideal if you’re keen to achieve the subtle approach as they don’t require a whole run of glazing. Perfect for letting the dogs out, sending the grandchildren out for a kickabout before lunch or letting in a little breeze while you whip up dinner.

Still stuck deciding on the perfect patio doors?

We know a thing or two about luxury products that let in the light – so why not get in touch? Our friendly experts can talk you through your options and help you achieve your dream for your project.


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