Bifold doors are a popular choice for many Australian homeowners. They look beautiful, they're practical, they're flexible, and they save valuable living space. Bifold doors are most commonly used to connect the inside of your home to outdoor living spaces. However, they can also be used to great advantage in the interior of your home. Here are two ideas for using bifold doors in your home.
1. Create a separate room in an open plan living space
Open plan living spaces are a mainstay of modern home design and renovation projects. They provide a home with extra space, more light, and a more social environment than having separate rooms dedicated to different functions. Installing bifold doors in your open plan living space allows you to create a separate room within the living space if it's required.
You may want to close off an area to serve as a spare bedroom for when you have guests. Or you may want to be able to close off part of the living area for times when one family member wants to watch TV in the lounge but another needs a quiet space to study at the dining room table.
Which bifold doors you choose will depend on what function you need the closed off space to serve. If you just want to create a sound barrier, then traditional bifold doors with clear glass panels will suffice. If you're creating a spare bedroom then you might like to consider solid timber doors or use frosted glass to ensure your guests' privacy.
2. Maximise space in small rooms
If you live in an apartment or small house, then you're probably well aware that space is a precious commodity. Installing features that will help to maximise the available space and allow for versatility in your layout is a smart option. Using bifold doors instead of regular hinged doors is an excellent way to do this.
Bifold doors do away with the need for a clear space for the door to swing into. Bifold doors tuck up discreetly against the door frame when not in use. They're perfect for use in homes with narrow hallways or for connecting bedrooms to en suite bathrooms or walk-in wardrobes.
With a wide range of materials, colours, and styles available, you're sure to find a bifold door that will perfectly complement your home's interior. Contact your local door supplier and installer to help you find the ideal bifold door style for your needs and budget.