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Top 5 Patio Doors for Indoor-Outdoor Living

Indoor-outdoor remodeling is a hot design trend that involves transforming patio spaces into extended living rooms. And the way to do this is with the right patio door option. 

If you are looking to turn your current patio into an extended living space, it’s helpful to know what door options are available. You can replace your current door with something bigger and wider, or you can turn an existing window into a door. 

Below are the top five patio door choices that will help you achieve indoor-outdoor living. 

1. Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are a great option when you’re working with a pre-existing door or have limited space available. These doors slide along a horizontal track and can be customized with various glass types, grid patterns, handles and colors. The handles can also be placed on the left or right side for easy operation. Sliding patio doors are also durable and easy to maintain. 

2. Swinging French Doors

If you’re looking for something stylish and elegant, swinging French doors will meet your expectations. These doors let in lots of natural light to make your rooms feel bigger, while also offering their own decorative appeal. 

Many of our customers pick a lattice design for the glass, but there are also options for frosted glass, diamond-shaped grids and uninterrupted panes of glass. You can also pick between in-swing and out-swing doors depending on the space and layout of your home. 

3. Pocket Glass Walls

Sliding pocket doors allow the panels of your patio door to disappear from view when the door is open. When you slide the glass panels to open the door, they tuck into the wall for an open, airy space. Then, when the doors are closed, you can enjoy scenic views through unobstructed glass panes. Pocket glass walls are a great option for remodels and new construction. 

4. Stacking Glass Walls

Another option you have for indoor-outdoor living is stacking glass walls. With these windows, each panel stacks on top of the other while it slides down the track. When the windows are fully open, you can combine your indoor and outdoor spaces while letting in natural light and air. When they’re closed, you get a great view and a cozy space. Most customers have between 3 and 6 tracks on their glass walls. 

5. Bi-Fold Glass Walls

Finally, you have the option for bi-fold glass walls. With these doors, each panel folds on top of the adjacent panel as you open it, creating a welcoming entrance onto your deck or patio. These doors tend to have thin frames so that you can enjoy a full view. Pick from a standard color like white or beige, or opt for something bold and vibrant like black or maroon. The indoor-outdoor living trend is not a passing fad – it’s here to stay. People spend a lot of time in their homes, and having a space that embraces both indoor comfort and outdoor living is ideal. To learn more about upgrading your current door or window with a new patio door, contact Greco Roman Construction and Design for an in-home estimate.