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The benefits of bi-fold doors, from biophilic house design to security and style

By LLM Reporters  |  July 25, 2022

One of the more popular home upgrades in recent years has been the installation of bi-fold doors. Their ability to help close the gap between the inside of our homes and our bountiful gardens to bring more nature into our abodes fits in well with the popular biophilic trend that is dominating homes this year. Add to this their effectivity in keeping out the cold, their space-saving nature and their oh-so stylish look, and it really isn’t difficult to see why they’re such a sought-after item in discerning homes today.

If you’re looking to add touches of luxury and style to your home, then bi-fold doors could be just the pick for you, here are a few ideas from Yard Direct about the benefits bi-folds bring should you need any further convincing.

Maximise natural light

One of the most significant and obvious benefits of bi-fold doors is how much extra light they bring into your home. Bi-fold doors, due to their floor-to-ceiling design maximise the amount of light that comes into your home, whether they are open or closed. If your home seems particularly dark even when it’s sunny outside, bifold doors could be the solution to your problem as you can find both internal and external options to install to allow light to flow through your home with ease.

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Bi-fold doors are a great way to bring the outside in, allowing easy access into the garden, and creating a seamless transformation between the inside of your home and the outside

Aesthetically pleasing

If you are proud of your home, love keeping it in pristine condition and long to keep on top of the latest trends, then you’ll love bifold doors. Not only do these doors provide you with a heap of benefits as detailed in this article, but they also give your home a modern and luxurious feel. Add to this the array of colour options, materials and styles to choose from and you’ll be spoiled for choice when the time comes to add some upgrades.  

Get closer to nature

Biophilic design is very on trend within home design this year and the style is characterised by the use of natural materials creating connectivity to the natural environment, while using designs and items that bring dwellers closer to nature. Bi-fold doors are a great way to bring the outside in, allowing easy access into the garden, and creating a seamless transformation between the inside of your home and the outside.

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Not only do these doors provide you with a heap of benefits as detailed in this article, but they also give your home a modern and luxurious feel

Compact and space saving

Whether you have a great deal of space in your home or not, bi-fold doors could be the perfect solution to free up some room for other items. When folded back they take up very little space, and they instantly create an open plan space once opened up, while closing them up allows you to keep warmth within.

Energy efficient

If you’re looking for an energy efficient option, then bi-fold doors will be a good buy, and unlike other sliding door designs, they are designed and manufactured with energy efficiency in mind. The double/triple glazing is designed to keep the heat in your home, and the cold air out.

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One of the most significant and obvious benefits of bi-fold doors is how much extra light they bring into your home

Low maintenance

If you dislike cleaning windows constantly throughout the year, then bi-fold doors are the solution as they are surprisingly easy to maintain. With just one pane of glass to worry about and less frames and windows for dirt to get trapped around, bi-folds are a great option for the low maintenance homeowner.

Security

If you are worried about security within your home, then the addition of bi-fold doors will put any worries to bed. Bifold doors have high-security multi-point locking mechanisms that are fitted on opening sashes, with shoot-bolt locking and internally sealed units for added assurance. A greater level of security is provided with bi-fold doors, so you’ll always have peace of mind with your home security.