Bifold doors are simply, as the name suggests, doors that fold in the middle in order to open rather than just folding along one hinge. They look absolutely great in a home, making your doorway into more of a statement as well as giving you greater access - providing that you have the space to install them, of course!
Bifold doors have many advantages with the first of these being accessibility. These doors are most commonly used as an exterior door, usually into the garden. As the door folds into itself instead of opening inwards or outwards you are able to get an attractive and practical door style which works even if you have a small amount of space which would not be enough for a standard door to open. These doors also make you feel as if the indoor space in your house flows into the outdoors as these doorways are often quite long; creating what feels like open plan living with your garden.
Obviously, a big concern with these doors is safety, especially if you have small children. You could be concerned that fingers could be trapped within the many folds of the door, but bifold doors now come with finger safe gaskets as standard in order to prevent such an injury occurring. Safety may also be a concern in the form of security too but there are many features which can be fitted to these doors such as high security hinges in order to ensure burglars are kept out.
Bifold doors are really easy to use as they glide within their frames really well. This means that you can open and shut the doors with ease and don’t have to worry that you will have to pull an extremely heavy door open and shut. Not only this, but these doors really can be designed to suit your home. Whether you want wood, metal or plastic, the doors can be designed around your home to ensure that they blend into your current decor and don’t stick out like a sore thumb.
If you’re looking for a different type of door for your home, why don’t you look into getting bifold doors fitted? Modern and customisable, these doors allow maximum light into your home, creating a seamless transition between the inside of your home and the garden outside. If you’re having door problems, bifold doors may be just the solution so take a look at the options open to you now!