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Why you should use bifold doors for your kitchen

Posted on 31.01.2022

Bi-fold doors can transform any kitchen into a bright, airy and beautiful room. So if you’re looking to make the most of your kitchen space, bi-fold doors are a great place to start. While some homeowners build an extension or break a wall down in their home, you can make your home feel more connected to your outdoor living space and make it a more accessible, warmer place for the whole family to enjoy throughout the day.

Benefits of kitchen bi-fold doors

✔️ The widespan glass of bi-fold doors fills your kitchen with natural light, giving it a bright, airy feel – making your kitchen feel larger.

✔️ Bi-fold doors perfectly frame your garden view, showing off your outdoor living space.

✔️ Particularly when open, bi-folding doors offer uninterrupted space between your kitchen and garden, which is perfect for hosting barbecues and garden parties in the summer.

Home ventilation

Aluminium bi fold

There are some key considerations to make when installing your new kitchen bifold doors, especially if they’re external. When cooking, boiling liquids creates water vapour which turns into condensation when it makes contact with the cool, glass surface. In a kitchen this is unavoidable, so just make sure that your space is ventilated. With bi-fold doors, you can choose to have a traffic door, which you could leave ajar while cooking to improve the air circulation in your home.

Improved energy efficiency in your home

aluminium kitchen bifold door

An energy efficient bi-fold door makes sure that your kitchen is well insulated. A well-insulated kitchen stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Our bi-fold doors offer impressive energy efficiency, boasting U-values as low as 1.5 W/m2K for our aluminium range and 1.4 W/m2K for our aïr 800 bi-fold doors. The lower the U-value, the better your insulation will be.

Home accessibility

summer bifold doors

When opening your kitchen bi-fold doors, they operate smoothly and seamlessly, while all the panels neatly stack in the corner of the room. Thanks to this, you can open up a whole wall in your home to create seamless living between the outside and inside.

Choose Bowalker bi-fold doors for your kitchen

Our aïr 800 bi-fold doors open up your home like never before, with impressive maximum dimensions of up to 3 metres in height and 1.2 metres in width. This range is the Rolls Royce of bi-folding doors, as they unlock endless design possibilities to completely transform your home. The aïr 800 has lots of configurations to choose from to create a door tailored to the specific needs of your property and can be installed with up to 10 sashes, giving your home impressive views and an open plan living style for the household to enjoy.

Our aluminium bi-fold doors are another type of bi-folding door that we stock. Offering your home sightlines as slim as 132mm for uninterrupted views of your garden, adding space and light to your project. PAS 24 accreditations means your home is protected and all our doors are fitted with high performance locking systems and multipoint locking on the main opening sashes.

If you’re interested in transforming your home with our bi-fold doors, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your project with you. We have installed kitchen bi-fold doors in areas such as Surrey and West Sussex, so keep an eye out for our expert installations.

Doors you can trust

You can trust us with your transformation plans as we’re members of Checkatrade, FENSA and the Plastics Window Federation.


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