We are a nation that are in love with the outdoors which is why many kiwi homes have decks, courtyards and outdoor living areas to enjoy the sun, scenery and fresh air.
Great indoor-outdoor flow is a way to extend your living space by removing physical barriers such as a wall or small openings to create a seamless transition. In some cases, it can be hard to distinguish between inside and out where great design obscure the visual barriers between the two areas.
By using sliding or bifold doors you can open up a space to allow in more natural light and create easy access to the outside.
Sliding doors are the most popular and versatile option when creating flow from inside to outside. They can come in different configurations and one of the advantages of sliding doors is the use of flush sills. When a sliding door is installed, the floor is rebated (meaning a space is created to hold the frame of the door) so that the tracks are flush and level to the floor to create a seamless transition. Another advantage is when the doors are closed, your view of the outside is less obstructed due to the wider glass panels in your doors.
Bifold doors can offer a complete opening to your outdoor area for an unobstructed view. You have a wider opening to create the illusion that there are no walls, blurring the boundaries of indoor and outdoor. The bifold set can include a free-swinging hinged door for easy access without opening up all the panels. The superb lay-back option allows the door panels to fold flat against the wall, giving you unobstructed open access onto decks and patios.
Whichever option you choose, creating great indoor-outdoor flow can be achieved with sliding or bifold doors to maximum your living space.