How to create stylish homes with stunning home trends

Posted on 09.09.2019

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These days, more and more people are taking on interior design projects and creating the most stunning properties. If you love turning a house into a home, then you’re probably excited about waving some design magic across your home and add real wow factor within your four walls.

You’ll already know that introducing specialist glazing to a property can completely transform a room, making it ooze style and charm. It can add character, space and light – making your home the perfect place to live.

Over the last two years, glazing has featured heavily on people’s wish lists when they start planning a home improvement project. It’s a fact that as summer draws to a close, homeowners start thinking about how to make the most of their properties – especially with Christmas just around the corner.

If you’re planning an extension, take time to consider the kind of look you want to achieve. Just think, you could have your dream home before 2020!

To help you we’ve put together a guide to bifold doors, sliding doors and rooflights:

Bifold doors

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Big expanses of glass, in the form of bifold doors, has risen in popularity over the last decade in the UK. Property owners around Sussex and Surrey appreciate the quality of light and space and are becoming more and more interested in introducing widespan glazed doors into their home.

Bifold doors can instantly transform a property and are becoming a real customer favourite. They add the most glorious amount of light to a room and create a sleek and stylish appearance. Bifold doors will change the overall look of your property and have the ability to simply and efficiently open up homes.

If you’re keen to knit the inside with the outside, bifold doors add to the aesthetics of any interior, creating a stunning interior space.

Choosing bifold doors, means you can also be flexible with your layout. They work by having multiple glass panels, which fold away to reveal an open space, without any obstructing frames or posts.

The concertina style folding can be configured to tie in with how you want your glazed extension to look. The doors can fold internally or externally, to the right-hand side or left-hand side.

Hugely popular and dubbed the Rolls Royce® of bifold doors, aïr 800 is available with up to 10 panels, which can each be as tall as 3 metres and as wide as 1.2 metres. That means your bifold door feature can span across an impressive 12 metres.

What’s fantastic about bifold doors is that you can seamlessly merge your indoors with your outdoors so wandering between your living space and your garden has never been so easy.

With aïr 800 bifold doors, you don’t need to worry about chunky frames spoiling the view, as sightlines are as slim as 108mm. This means that open or closed, you’ll be able to make the most of the garden.

Sliding doors

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Sliding doors also boost property value and are a great alternative to bifold doors. When open, sliding doors feature glass panels which slide behind each other.

Individual glass panels are wider than those used in bifold doors so you get fewer frames but remember they don’t open up completely.

Thanks to minimal frames, they offer more light when open or closed and you can choose if you would like the panels to slide open to the left or the right.

The stunning aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors offer boundless possibilities, as they’re available with as many as 6 panes using a monorail or triple track system.

These doors can be as tall as 2.7 metres and as wide as 2.5 metres, leaving you with a wall of glass that’s up to 15 metres wide. They also come with even slimmer sightlines of just 48mm, which means you can take full advantage of the outside views.


Skypod rooflight roof lantern home trend

While you’re thinking about your glazed extension, it might be worth considering one of our Skypod roof lanterns and rooflights.

These can be added to any design feature and create a stunning look in any new room. The Bowalker Skypod roof lantern is available in a choice of architectural colours, designs and sizes. They allow natural light to flood into any central space and effortlessly distribute light across a room.

These are a stunning feature in any project and can be designed in a range of colours to perfectly complement the rest of your interior design. Choose from White, Rosewood, Golden Oak, Anthracite Grey and Moondust Grey, to match your existing glazing. Or to illuminate your space with colour, we can offer a range of coloured glass options including Blue, Neutral, Bronze and Aqua as well as Clear.

Why choose bifold doors or sliding doors?

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Made with top quality glazing and frames, glazed doors instantly turn a standard extension into something truly special.

Adding bifold doors or sliding doors help to create a stunning interior space that is light and bright – and this is important when taking on an interior design project.

If you haven’t thought about how you’re going to add light, it’s time to consider the benefits of bifold doors or sliding doors. These additions not only boost property value, but the transformation can be truly stunning.

If you didn’t know, sliding doors and bifold doors are the top choices for homeowners when it comes to people creating extensions.

The glass units in aïr bifold or sliding doors work with the aluminium frames to provide optimum energy efficiency, weather resistance, durability and security.

aïr bifold doors offer U-Values as low as 1.4 W/m2k, while aïr lift & slide doors offer U-Values as low as 0.95 W/m2K.

Both doors feature Teflon®-coated weatherseals and have both been tested for watertightness and windload resistance.

The aluminium frames are resistant to corrosion, twisting, rusting, warping or fading and you can even choose aïrcoat, which is a special dirt-resistant, scratch-resistant, textured paint. This means your doors will remain looking as good as new for years to come – something that is backed up by the 25-year manufacturers guarantee that aïr doors come with.

You can be sure that the safety of your home isn’t compromised with aïr bifold and lift & slide doors as they are Secured by Design and PAS 24 certified with high-tech multipoint locking systems.

Expert help is just a phone call away – or why not visit our showroom!

Bowalker Doors home trends

We’re excited to see your designs, so bring them in!

Here at Bowalker, we can help you choose the best widespan door feature for your project.

We want to be part of your makeover in Sussex and Surrey, so let’s get started and transform your home.

We work with homeowners, designers and architects to create bespoke, state-of-the-art projects – after all, it’s what we do best.

We can sit down and talk through your plans. Let us make your home design dreams come true.

We’d be delighted to welcome you to our showroom in Hickstead, where we can discuss your property plans. If you like, why not upload your drawings to our website and we’ll get our experts to take a look and give you some advice.

You can visit our Facebook page for bifold door and sliding door inspiration and get in touch with us by calling 0800 881 5640 or filling out a contact form here.

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