Bifold doors are popular in Perth and across Australia for a number of reasons. Inside, they can be used to break an open floor plan into rooms. They allow a lot of light in and make a home look bigger. When used for the outdoors, they also make your home look bigger while providing great views.
Aesthetically, they help integrate your home with its natural surroundings because of their timber frames. When they are not in use, they can be folded and put in a corner, allowing the entire width of the opening between rooms to be utilised freely.
But possibly the best use of bifold doors is as the gateway from the inside of your home to a party area in your backyard.
What are Bifold Doors?
Bifold doors are doors that consist of two or more panels and can be folded against each other. They are called “bifold doors” because the most common configuration is to have three panels, resulting in two folds. The panels consist of a pane of tough, durable glass specially manufactured for us here in WA, surrounded by solid, exterior grade timber.
The timber can be oiled and allowed to be “natural” or it can be lightly stained, still allowing its grain to provide aesthetics. Some even paint theirs, though most go for the “natural” look. When a standard door is opened, it swings in an arc. That means you have to keep the area clear, effectively subtracting the area from your living space.
With bifold doors, you don’t have to keep any space clear. Just fold them together and set them wherever it’s convenient.
The Great Outdoors
Bifold doors are perfect for entertaining guests. They can turn your garden into an entertainment area, providing easy access in and out, while integrating your garden with your living or family room. Add a patio or a low deck and you have the best entertainment area in your neighbourhood.
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