As homes generally become smaller, it is easy to see why Internal Bifold Doors are becoming increasingly popular as a way to improve the flow between rooms and increase the available space due to the way they fold back becoming less obtrusive than a standard door.
Why Choose Internal Bifold Doors
When faced with either a narrow or wide entrance way to an area that needs enclosing, Internal Bifold Doors are the obvious choice to provide a workable and stylish solution while still maximising the available space. Often chosen because the Folding Doors fold back on themselves in a concertina fashion to make the surrounding area appear more open and spacious. Also when folded back, the doors provide a seamless transition between rooms making rooms seem larger and less cramped.
Small wardrobe spaces in bedrooms, or cupboard spaces in kitchens, where the room to open a standard door is not available without the furniture causing an obstruction, are perfect candidates for fitting interior bifold doors.
Making a Choice
When choosing which are the perfect Internal Bifold Doors, buyers need to weigh up two main issues:
- How the space that is being enclosed or separated is used?
- What finish is required on the door to ensure it fits in with the existing decor?
Clearly, if the Internal Folding Doors are being used to separate two rooms, one of the glazed options would be the most likely choice. If one room benefits from good natural daylight, while the adjoining room doesn't, then the fully glazed option is probably preferable, but there are part-glazed and non-glazed options available for those who want to maintain privacy between rooms. With factory pre-finishes in brilliant white and American white oak veneers offering years of maintenance-free service, Internal Bifold Doors can also be supplied unfinished to allow buyers to choose their own paint, stain or varnish.
Internal Bifold Doors are the ideal solution for those situations where space is limited and opening a traditional door could prove problematic. Perfect for narrow or wide gaps and capable of being folded back to open up available spaces, it is little wonder their popularity is ever-growing.
More detailed information on how bi-fold doors work, including a video are available to read in this article How to Choose the Best Bi-folding Doors.
Do bifold doors need a track?
Believe it or not, your bi-fold doors do not need to have a bottom track. Some designs require them however a modern bi-fold door doesn't always require one!
Do you need planning permission for bifold doors?
It is worth noting that in listed buildings, you do need planning permission to install bi-fold doors. However, in standard households which aren't listed, you will not need planning permission.
How much do bifold doors cost?
You can get your hands on an interior bifold door for as low as £50. However, the average bifold door tends to cost between £100 and £175.
Can a Bifold door have glass?
A bifold door can most certainly have glass. The idea of a bifold door is to fold in half/fold. To counter any problems, most internal bifold doors with glass have two separate pains of glass.
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