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Sliding Doors: Elegant Entryways for Modern Homes

Remodelers across the globe are seeing the rise of sliding doors over the standard hinge type, says Sean Wallisch, writer for ProSales. Years ago, the design industry was fawning over the intricate and textured features of antique Indian doors. Today, more people are opting for innovative and minimalistic doors when doing major renovations, such as sliding door systems.

At Triline, we probably understand the functional and aesthetic benefits of sliding doors better than anyone else. Here’s what makes this type of modern system ideal entryways for modern homes:

Upholding Practicality

The desire for space and functionality has never been more prominent in the design industry. Traditional hinge doors tend to take up a lot of room when you swing it open – a problem you won’t find in sliding doors. The technology behind sliding doors is brilliant. The doors are fixed in their frames – all you do is slide the door back.

The Power of Aesthetics

Sliding doors are attractive features of a modern home. Compared to the clunky and obstructive appearance of common doors, sliding doors offer a sleek look to a bare wall. Some homeowners also enjoy the seamless transition from the indoors to the outdoors. The door panels glide effortlessly back over the cavity and a fantastic view of their garden is just a quick tug away.

A Sliver of Sunshine

What is a modern home without an abundance of natural lighting? Sliding doors often come with a large pane of glass that you can slide out of the cavity after pushing in the door. These doors allow sunlight to wash over the kitchen or living room during daytime, getting rid of the need to leave the lights on for hours.

Energy Efficiency

By design, sliding doors help retain your indoor air, making them effective insulators. They ensure that your home stays cool during the summer and warm in the winter. Additionally, you can open them all day during the summer to help you cut down on air conditioning costs.

Some sliding glass doors are fitted with composite gaskets that provide excellent thermal insulation, efficiently acting as a sound and weather barrier. The doors also keep rain, drafts and dust out of the home.

Indoor or Outdoor Traffic Flow

Cavity sliding door systems create a seamless flow between your home's indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing for easier traffic flow into and out of the house. This makes it more convenient for family get-togethers, barbecue parties and other social gatherings. The doors' larger size also allows for easy navigation when you want to move large objects such as sofas, tables or chairs out of the house and into your patio.

Sliding doors move easily on their rails. To open them, you only need to push them aside gently and they will glide open. With no latches to unhook or knobs to turn, sliding doors are more universally user-friendly.

A Breeze of Fresh Air

If you only have a few windows in your home, you might suffer from poor air circulation. Having a large open door at one end of your house makes a huge difference in airflow and circulation, especially during the hotter months. You can leave the doors open all day and let in the fresh breeze, airing out the stuffiness inside your home. The large surges of air can also cool your home and improve the air quality.

Space Maximisation

Sliding doors save space in your home because of their design and engineering. Unlike traditional hinged doors that slide out when you open them, sliding doors glide on a track. You don't need to allot extra space for opening and closing. You can use that extra space for other home improvements such as a small bookcase or a small table with mementoes.

Security and safety

By nature, sliding doors are very secure because when they're locked from the inside, you can't easily open them when you're outdoors. The rails on which they slide are also interlocked, which are almost impossible to remove.

Spruce Up Your Home with Cavity Sliding Doors from Triline

Triline has been a leading provider of cavity sliding door systems in Australia for years. We have an extensive collection of sliding doors designed to suit your design preferences and unique requirements. Discuss some ideas with us today and send a message via our contact form.