One of the innovations of the modern age that has practical use in the home is that of the frameless sliding door. A frameless sliding door, unlike its bulkier wooden counterpart can add a lot to your home, and the aesthetic benefits alone speak of its value.
However, alongside this, there are various practical benefits to using frameless sliding doors in the home that sometimes aren’t as appreciated as they should be. Here are eight practical benefits that frameless sliding doors provide.
1. Ease of Use
First and foremost, a sliding door works in a completely different manner to a conventional push/pull door in that it slides to the side to provide a way through. This motion is somewhat easier than a push or a pull and allows for a smoother means of getting through the door.
2. More Space Efficient
One of the issues with a push or pull door is the necessary swing required to open the door. The swing of the door occupies a significant amount of space in the room and as such, this part of the room needs to remain unobstructed and empty at all times.
With a frameless sliding door, the door slides into itself, neatly out of the way, allowing you to use that corner of space next to the door. As such, a sliding door is much more space effective than a conventional door and allows you to make fuller use of every spare inch
3. More Daylight In
Frameless sliding doors can be used anywhere in the home and should you employ them as patio doors or other doors that lead to the outside, they can be great for increasing the amount of daylight in your home. A frameless sliding door functions in the same way as a window, allowing far more light to enter the room.
There are many studies that have been done to show the psychological and physiological benefits of natural light in your life, so anything that allows you to accumulate more of it in your home is definitely worth considering.
4. More Daylight Throughout The House
As mentioned before, daylight is a great thing to have around the house, and once it’s in the home via windows (or maybe frameless sliding patio doors) why stop it there? With frameless sliding doors in the interior of a house, light can easily travel through the glass from one room to the next, illuminating your home with natural light in ways you may not have experienced before.
5. Rooms Merge into one Another
It’s an obvious benefit to have frameless glass doors throughout the house to allow light to travel from room to room, but not only this, allowing a uninterrupted line of sight between rooms really helps one room merge into the next, giving your home a real fluidity that makes it come together as a whole much more effectively.
Frameless sliding doors allow one room to flow out of the next, providing a more continuous feel to the interior (as long as you don’t use frameless sliding doors for the toilet…sometimes privacy is nice!)
6. Protects the person on the other side of the door
There’s always the risk when opening a door that you might open it into someone, or into something, on the other side. With a frameless sliding door, you can see what’s on the other side of the door through the glass.
7. Eliminates risks from the door itself
Not only are line-of-sight risks reduced, but as there is no swing from the door, any accidents resulting from a door’s swing are completely eliminated. Even if someone isn’t standing in the way, it’s painfully easy to catch toes, fingers or other body parts in the swing of the door.
8. No slamming!
Last but not least, a frameless sliding door cannot be slammed. There can be nothing more annoying than doors slamming in the house if there’s a draft or any breeze flowing through the house. This could be during the summer when you’ve intentionally left the patio door open, or maybe when you simply open the front door on a windy day.
Failing that, people tend to slam doors at times too. Not only are slamming doors noisy and potentially dangerous, (trapping fingers etc.) but it can deteriorate the condition of the door and lead to damage.
With a frameless sliding door, it can’t be slammed. As such, the wind won’t make it slam shut and should people be angry, there’s no temptation to slam the door shut, as it simply can’t be done.
Frameless sliding doors are a great addition to any home and really do have many practical benefits. The eight listed above are just the start!