Options Available When Selecting Doors for Your New Home Build

Construction & Contractors Blog

Constructing a new home requires a lot of planning. You need to make numerous decisions when consulting with your new home builders ranging from what materials to use to which tweaks you would like on the design plans. Some homeowners tend to overlook the types of doors that they will have in their home. Although conventional hinged doors are a tried and tested option, they tend to be quite bland. If you would like to add a touch of uniqueness to your home, you should consider different doors for the different areas of your new home. Here are some of the different options you can consider when selecting doors for your new home build.

Pivot doors

If you are looking to create a grand entryway into your home, you should consider installing a pivot door. These types of doors tend to be wider than conventional doors. To add some character to these doors, you could opt to have glass panels installed in them. These glass panels give you unobstructed views of your property, while allowing you to see your visitors without having to first open the door.

Bifold doors

If you are looking for a way to bring the outdoors into your residence, then you should consider bifold doors. These types of doors are made up of several panels that have been hinged together. You can then choose to open one panel when inviting someone in, or stack all the panels against each other to eliminate the presence of a wall between your indoor living space and the outdoors. Bifold doors are best installed in rooms that either lead to the garden or onto a patio. However, you can also install them in place of a wall between two adjoining rooms if you would like to use both rooms in tandem once in a while.

Pocket doors

If you would like to make the most of the space available in your home, you should consider pocket doors. Unlike conventional doors, pocket doors do not open outward. Instead, they are installed on tracks that enable the doors to slide from side to side. They are named pocket doors since you can have the doors recess into the wall when they are opened. Pocket doors are best custom built by your new home builders so that they can match the exact building materials of your home. When closed, they make your walls appear seamless with no door opening. 


13 July 2016

Extending the patio

When we moved into the house we had a really cute patio, but it was so small that if more than two people wanted to share a meal or sit together there wasn't room. That's why I have been extending the patio and working on ways to make it more hospitable for the whole family to spend time out there, such as getting the music system to connect to some speakers in the structure. This blog has some tips for homeowners who are looking to attempt a patio renovation or extension and has some tips on which jobs to DIY and when to call in the professionals.