Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Bringing the Summer into your Home



I love summer time.  Sun rises early in the morning and sets late at night.  If you were to visit our house you would see all the curtains tied back and the windows open so we can make the most of the beautiful sunshine.  It is amazing how the sun can lift your mood and make things so much better.


Living in a flat we are limited, however, when visiting friends homes they often comment on how they would love to change that big window into doors that open out into their gardens, bringing the feeling of outside, inside.

Bi-fold doors may be great all year round, but they particularly come into their own in the summer months. There can be no other design of door that does a better job of bringing the sunshine into your home. We may not get that much sun in the UK so when we do; we certainly want to make the most of it!  With the school holidays looming large and hopefully some great weather, what better time is there than now to think about getting the family into the garden and the garden into the home.

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Image courtesy of Vufold

Let the sunshine in

External bi-fold doors are great because their very design enables them to be opened up wide to give the very best access to the garden and the great outdoors.  Because they slide and fold, space-saving is at a premium and so is their capacity to allow the maximum amount of light into the inside areas.  And our course you are not restricted in the styles or types of bi-fold external doors that you are allowed to choose from.   Let’s take a look at some of the designs of bi-fold doors that you can add to your living space:-

Hardwood veneer – these doors are great as the hardwood makes them particularly hard wearing and able to stand up to the tough outdoor conditions of the wind and weather.  If the windows in your home are white, then you can get these finished in the same colour to match.

Oak veneer – if you are working to a budget but still want the look of wood rather than UPVC, then an oak veneer bi-fold could be the answer.  You can place this door as the main external entrance and exit to the home, from the conservatory or sunroom into the garden or even instead of your old bulky looking patio doors.

Solid oak – if you are looking for a premium style of door, possibly in an order style house, then solid oak is a good choice.  This solid wood bi-fold gives an upmarket feel and will not look out of place in either a modern contemporary or more traditional looking home.

Aluminium – fantastic for a clean modern look is the aluminium bi-fold door.  You can usually get it finished in a choice of colours and finishes.  Don’t worry that aluminium will look cold or even make your rooms feel cooler. Modern manufacturing techniques mean that these types of bi-fold doors are totally energy efficient and you can choose double or even triple glazing.

Aluminium clad oak  – if you would like the best of both worlds then how about opting for an aluminium frame with an internal oak cladding?  From the outside it looks like a normal aluminium door but on the inside you see the oak which looks stunning and elegant.

Whichever style of external bi-fold door you eventually choose, you can be sure that this type of door will enable you to benefit from the influx of a maximum amount of sunshine and light on bright summer days. The other great things about external bi-fold doors is that you can cover an expanse of up to 16ft wide, providing you with an awesome amount of glazed space that gives an ultimate view with no downside. Forget cold and draughty rooms, cold spaces and opening doors blocking space. Bi-fold doors bring with them none of these negative traits...

With bi-folds you don’t have the problem of where to place furniture or having to make allowances for opening. The magic of bi-folds is that they fold. It’s as simple and as brilliant as that. If you have the external bi-folds in your dining room or conservatory, or even the kitchen, just think how brilliant it will be to open all the doors wide and extend your dining or sitting space out into the garden.

Make the most of this summer and get the magic of bi-folds working for you and your outside space.

22 comments:

  1. Some great tips there, I can;t believe we are in April already x

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    1. Oh I know it's scary how quick this year has gone so far x

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  2. i love looking out onto out garden from doors on the back of our house .. nothing better

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    1. Makes everything feel more spacious and brighter :) x

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  3. I love looking out to the garden and fling the doors open to let the fresh air in. Hopefully we will have a glorious summer to make the most of.

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    1. Fingers crossed for a fab summer, we deserve it xx

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  4. i love solid oak and have been asking hubby to treat me to new oak furniture

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    1. Solid oak is beautiful.....keep at him lol x

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  5. Some good things , I have problems with our house so this is good.

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  6. Informative read, though doesn't feel like spring/summer with all the miserable weather around.

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    1. We had a nice day here, first in over a week! Can't wait for it to be around for longer x

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  7. I wish our home was big enough to have bi-fold doors

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    1. aww I know how you feel, although I need a house first not a flat lol x

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  8. I would love bi-fold doors but need to replace our internal ones first

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    1. They sound great don't they! Will the be a lot of work then?

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  9. I would love to have some of these out into my garden.

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  10. I love the light which comes through our double back doors.
    It really does brighten a room

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    1. makes such a difference. I love the fact its light later now too.

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  11. love the idea of bi- fold doors! really lets the light in! x

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    1. would make a massive difference wouldnt it x

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