Open Plan Kitchen with Sliding Doors
Modern kitchens are getting smaller due to higher land costs and reduced construction space.
As a result, many of us are forced to come up with creative space-saving solutions with the intention of increasing the usable area.
The sliding door is one solution that experts from all over the world love to do experiments, especially in small areas.
It not only looks good but also frees up space for other activities and increases the use of space.
Today, open kitchens without partitions are becoming an interior design trend. But often when processing food it causes smoke to float to other blocks in the house and make it uncomfortable.
For those of you who feel that providing a barrier to block smoke or sometimes require privacy, sliding door installation can be the best solution.
Along with the development of technology and style, sliding doors are available in many types of materials used that will adjust to the needs and design of the house and kitchen.
Sliding Door with Frosted Glass Material that Limits Vision
In a closed position, this type of sliding door will limit the vision of other rooms. However, light can still enter and exit faintly through the frosted glass.
When going to use this type of sliding door, you can choose certain frosted glass motifs too to better suit the concept or character of the room.
Some opaque sliding doors are made without frames and some are made of wood or aluminum frames.
The frameless glass sliding door will display a modern feel to the room. You can place a frameless glass sliding door in the kitchen area.
With the existence of this type of sliding door, your kitchen will look more spacious.
Kitchen conditions that are sometimes messy and dirty because they haven’t had time to clean can be covered with this sliding door design.
About Sliding Door
Sliding door or sliding door is famous for its use for traditional houses in Japan.
Usually, sliding doors are made of wood. However, the development of architecture and interior now offers a wide selection of materials to complete the collection of sliding doors.
For example, from iron, aluminum, glass, and a combination of two or more existing materials.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Sliding Door
Before deciding to use sliding doors, you should consider a number of advantages and disadvantages of sliding doors.
Below we have summarized each of the four advantages and disadvantages of sliding doors.
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Sliding Door Advantages
a. Save Space
Technically the sliding door is opened to the side by sliding the door leaf, making the sliding door not take up much space.
If you use a sliding door in the balcony area with a balcony length that is not too long, this sliding door will not take up much space on the balcony.
The materials used are also very varied, you can choose according to your taste and budget.
b. Make the room feel more spacious
The sliding door that you make as a room divider and using clear glass / plain glass will automatically not block your view so your narrow room will feel wider.
c. Turn a narrow room into a wide open
Because the door does not provide boundaries between spaces, it doesn’t even limit your point of view. Automatically your narrow room will feel wider if you use a sliding door.
d. Maximize access to multiple rooms at once
Because this door can be fully opened, it can create the impression that your room feels spacious and does not limit your perspective.
The bulkhead between the rooms is not too pronounced if you use sliding doors between rooms.
e. Efficiency of electricity use
Another advantage of using sliding doors in a minimalist home is the efficiency of electricity use.
Sliding doors, especially those that use glass material on the surface, can be a good source of light during the day.
This will certainly save your monthly electricity costs because you don’t need to turn on the lights during the day.
f. Can be applied to room dividers
If the partition uses a sliding door combined with glass, then when the curtain is opened, the room seems to have no barrier.
This makes the room feel more spacious. With a sliding system, the bulkhead will also not take up much space when it has to be opened or closed.
Disadvantages of Sliding Doors
a. Installation requires a lot of equipment
Using this type of door means that you have to be prepared for a greater cost. In addition, there is maintenance that needs to be considered, especially the condition of the rail lines and wheels.
Maintenance is important so that the performance of the door avoids problems, such as jams or the difficulty of sliding and rusting.
b. Provides an air gap to enter the room
Although it is suitable to be placed in relatively narrow spaces, such as in the bathroom, when this door is closed, it will still provide open space between the door and the seat.
This door holder allows a small amount of air to pass in and out. This type of sliding door is not able to provide a tight closing like conventional doors.
c. It takes extra energy to shift if the door is too wide
By design, this door will look attractive with a tall and slim shape. Unfortunately, if the size of this door is too wide or high, the energy required to shift is more than the force to open a regular door of the same size.
In essence, all decisions are yours. Which type of door you will use can be considered by knowing the benefits, as well as advantages and disadvantages.
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