Do you love eating outdoors? Want to bring more fresh air and light into your home? Wish your living room and patio felt a little less separate? Whole wall doors are a great way to create a harmonious indoor-outdoor living experience by seamlessly connecting your home to nature.
Today, we’ll go over:
- The benefits of indoor-outdoor living spaces
- What whole wall doors look like and how they work
- The pros and cons of different types of doors
The Many Benefits of Indoor-Outdoor Living
Indoor-outdoor living spaces are on the rise — and for good reason. In the last few years, cognitive scientists and architects have learned a lot about how architecture affects the way we feel. They found that people’s mood and wellbeing greatly benefit from the presence of:
- Natural light
- Layouts that provide ease of movement
- Views that are mentally engaging
- Façades that are complex and visually stimulating (rather than simple and boring)
- Proximity to green spaces
A well-designed indoor-outdoor living space can offer all these elements by providing a gorgeous view, letting in natural light, and creating a more open, free flowing space. It can also change the way you socialize in your home, whether it’s a big summer barbeque or just you and your partner enjoying dinner on the patio.
What Are Whole Wall Doors?
Whole wall doors are large doors, usually made of glass, that open to the outside. Typically they fold or slide open, but swinging doors are also an option.
Whole wall doors add flexibility to indoor-outdoor spaces. You can open them to let fresh air flow inside, or close them to insulate yourself from the weather and enjoy a beautiful view from the comfort of your home.
NanaWall Folding Doors
The great thing about folding doors (sometimes called bi-fold doors) is that they can allow you to open up essentially the entire wall if you want to. Folding doors create a very wide space when open, which lets air flow and allows for easy movement in and out, even when the space is crowded. Also, the doors themselves are compact when open, so they won’t block your patio like swinging doors might.
La Cantina Sliding Doors
Sliding doors can be a better option when patio space is limited. Because they don’t swing out or fold, they take up very little floor space even when they’re open. The main downside to sliding doors is the limited horizontal space. You can’t open up an entire wall when you have sliding doors, but by using glass, you can still turn the entire wall into a stunning view.
Whole Wall Doors Can Transform the Way You Live in Your Home
Are you looking to build an amazing indoor-outdoor space in your home — maybe even one with La Cantina or NanaWall doors? At Hamish Murray Construction, we believe in careful planning, architectural expertise, and a dedication to delivering stellar results.
Interested in working with us? Want to ask us your questions? Contact us today!