From your next-door-neighbour-but-one to the A-list celebrities sharing sneak peeks of their multi-million homes on social media, bifold doors are the pick of the moment. In fact, it’s an ever-growing trend that has been gaining momentum for the past few years and showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
In this article, we get down to the brass tacks of bifold doors to explore what they are and how they work, the benefits they can bring to your home and some things to consider before getting them installed.
What are bifold doors?
A bifold door is a type of door that when opened, folds back concertina-style up against the wall, rather than opening outwards or inwards, for example.
Despite the name, these days, there are typically more than two panels on bifold doors but how many depends on the size of the doorway they’re being installed into.
The benefits of having bifold doors in your home
Not only do bifold doors have huge visual appeal, they also come with a number of other benefits that make them an attractive option for many modern homes, including:
Better use of space – Bifold doors are more compact than regular doors, which is particularly great for open plan interiors or even smaller homes where optimising available space is crucial. The concertina fold means that you don’t have an open door making any of the surrounding space redundant.
More natural light – Bifolds invite significantly more natural light into the home, which can help you cut down on your utility bills. During the warmer months, it also means you can benefit from a more seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Adding value to the property – The beauty of a highly sought-after aesthetic with added benefits is that it can help hike up the value of your home if and when you come to sell. If there are buyers choosing between your property and another with older, more traditional doors that need some TLC, there’s a high chance their offer will be coming your way.
Easy cleaning and maintenance – Bifolds are super easy to clean and upkeep so not only does this make your day-to-day life a whole lot easier, it also means the longevity of your doors will be extended.
Some things to consider before getting bifold doors
While the advantages are manifold, there are some things worth thinking about before you go ahead and introduce bifolds into your home, such as:
- They can err on the side of expensive if you’re looking to install in a large space.
- Due to the nature of their design, bifold doors don’t offer as much privacy as other options.
- Security can be a concern for some people due to the glass construction of bifolds.
However, when you work with a reputable, qualified installation company, safety should never be an issue as they will make sure that the glazing and fixtures are secure and robust.
So, are you thinking about hopping on the bifold bandwagon? Get in touch to find out more about our Wirral-based bifold door installation services!