Space Savers: How Bi-Fold Doors in Brisbane Create More Room

Whether you’re in the process of building a home, performing renovations or simply want to upgrade your doors, bi-fold doors in Brisbane are something you should seriously consider. They are perfect for our Australian way of life and are a great choice for enhancing your living space. Read on and discover the many advantages of bi-fold doors and how they let the outdoors in.

What are bi-fold doors?

Bi-fold doors are a very popular choice for Brisbane homeowners and builders. They consist of glass panels encased in either aluminium or timber frames that open and close in a concertina fashion. Both modern and stylish in appearance and design, you can fold these doors back all the way to create an unobstructed entranceway.

Bi-fold doors are all about space

Let’s take a look at how bi-fold doors both save space and create space in your home.

They consume less space

If you happen to have a room that is low on space, bi-fold doors are a practical choice. When folding and unfolding, the arc of a bi-fold door is only about half that of a regular door (depending on the design). Another cool feature about these doors regarding space saving is when fully open, the panels stack up against each other and are completely out of the way. They are also a top choice for internal entryways, making them appear more open.

Create an outdoor/indoor living space

If you have a living room or kitchen that opens out onto a deck or patio, you can bring the outdoors in by installing bi-fold doors. When you open them right up, it’s like having no barrier whatsoever between the indoors and the outside. If you like to entertain, then this style of door will make moving from the kitchen to the outside dinner table a breeze. With so much open space, your home will never feel closed in or claustrophobic.

Ideal for balconies and verandas

If you have a balcony or veranda, this type of door will allow you to fully enjoy the views and the breeze, and gain full accessibility to your outdoor space without being impeded by the more traditional sliding glass doors.

The benefits of bi-fold doors

Let the natural light in

With so much fantastic weather and bright sunshine in the Brisbane area, it only makes sense to install doors that let all that natural light inside during the daytime. Bi-fold doors, by design, allow maximum exposure to daylight, really brightening up your home’s interior.

Increased ventilation

During the hotter months in SE Qld, you’ll want to take full advantage of breezes, and bi-fold doors are the optimal choice for increased ventilation. Imagine summer,  kicking back on your couch, with  fully open doors, enjoying the cool breeze wafting into your living room.

You’ll also save money on your energy bills, as you won’t have to run fans or air conditioners as often.

Bi-fold doors are safe and secure

When fully closed, you can secure these doors with a superior locking mechanism. They provide a sturdy and effective barrier against intruders and the elements. Also, with so many glass panels, it’s easy to keep an eye on what’s happening outside when the doors are closed.

They look amazing

Due to their sleek and modern appearance, bi-fold doors are aesthetically pleasing. If you want to improve the look of your home, and potentially increase its’ value, then these doors are the way to go. They add a touch of style and class to any room. You can also choose different frame colours to ensure a perfect match with your home’s colour scheme.

They are customisable

Bi-fold doors are fully customisable, so you can have them made to fit any space, using a variety of glass, frame and hardware options to suit your preferences.

Where to use them

Placement is everything for your bi-fold doors, whether you choose timber frames or aluminium ones. The most common options are the living room or kitchen, but they are also just as practical and stunning when installed in a home office, a sunroom, or even in the bedroom. These doors are so versatile and space saving that you can install them anywhere in the home.

Where to buy bi-fold doors

At A&D Discount Building Supplies (QLD), we stock a selection of bi-fold doors for you to choose from, or if we don’t have what you need in stock, we’ll have it custom made to your specifications for the perfect fit. Contact us or come in and browse our range today. We also stock sliding doors, stacker doors, hinged doors and more.