final window/door extension options POLL
3 years ago
full width bi-folds (around 5-6m)
smaller bi-folds in centre with 2 tall side windows and window seats
full width sliding doors
Other (comment below)
Got some crittall style windows priced up for our industrial style kitchen and unfortunately they are just out of my budget because we have such a large expanse to fill, so back down to choosing either sliding doors or bifolds. Please read below BEFORE voting. thanks!!
Highlighted the pro's and cons of each ones below so bearing those in mind, which would you vote for?
1) Sliding doors -
PRO's Clean unfussy looking, large panes for viewing. Could have 2 openings either side and fixed in the middle or vice versa so good air flow.
CONS - husband is worried about people walking into them as large expanse of glass. Also heavier to open/close all the time if it's our only access to the rear of the house.
Also harder to cover up at night as would need curtain space in the kitchen which is not very convenient and doesn't look great
triple track system means a deeper recess into the kitchen taking up more space.
2) bi-folds -
PRO's - better for ease of traffic doors. More sightlines so less likely to walk into them. Look great when fully open to the garden.
CONS - very busy. Hard to cover with blinds/curtains as inbuilt ones are super expensive.
(Options below are either full set across the back (less brickwork but doors are expensive and would need a bigger steel across the top. VS smaller bi-folds in the middle and 2 full height windows either side with window seats in and side opening. less steelwork but lintels and more fitting work. Possibly easier to fit blinds either side for more privacy than one large window