When my lottery numbers come in, or my courses hit the jackpot I’m going to be building a ground floor extension, giving me a much bigger kitchen and an open plan, airy space in which to hang out with the family.
Well I can but dream can’t I!
As the family grows, the way in which you use the space in your home changes. In fact it’s always changing, particularly when you have children. Take our dining room for example. It’s a walk through from the hallway to the back of the house, and over the years has had to fulfil all kinds of family needs.
When the children were small, it was a big dining room, and a playroom storing their toys and games.
As they got bigger it’s become less of a dining space and more of a den. We have a sofa in there now where they can chill out, watch tv and play games as well as hang out with friends if they want to.
I mention this because I know we would benefit from a bigger eating and cooking area, and certainly more downstairs storage.
What’s this all got to do with the title of the post?
Well aluminium bifold doors out from the back of the kitchen-diner room would be my ultimate dream. I love their contemporary look and would love to open them up in the summer to make the most of the fresh air and garden view.
Shall we talk about their benefits?
- Ok so I already mentioned their look. They are very contemporary, sleek and on trend. In fact they’ve been on trend for quite a few years now, and don’t seem to be waning at all. And with the emergence of grey as the new neutral, everyone is going to want their windows and bifold doors in dark grey aluminium.
- Longevity is a real key selling factor here for me. Metal lasts longer than wood, and needs very little if any, upkeep. That has to be a big bonus right? No painting the doors. Just wash them down once in a while to keep them looking great.
- Bi-fold doors by their very nature open up extensively to allow you a huge open space from the indoors to the outside. Now if you get your planning right and keep the level of the outside or patio the same as the level of your interior floor, you create an almost seamless room moving from one space to the other. It’s a massive benefit of a bi-fold door and one that architects use to their full advantage.
- One of the main reasons I would want to use them is for the amount of light that I know they would allow into my dream kitchen/diner. Using them across the full width of the house would give the appearance of a complete glass wall. That opens up! Oh that would look so amazing, I can see it so clearly in my mind’s eye.
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