In terms of modern interior design, the use of interior sliding doors is not only stylish and modern, but an excellent way of saving space and utilising available room to the best effect.
Any door opening can be converted given adjacent available wall space that can be used when the door is opened. Using rails affixed to the door frame, the sliding door is easy to use for those who may find a conventionally opening door difficult in certain circumstances, and also gives an impression of modernity and attention to style and substance.
Many different types of door can be accommodated, with a popular version being a glass panelled door. This gives the added advantage of extra light in the room – particularly when used as an entrance between two rooms in the centre of the house.
Wooden doors in the traditional style can also be found, these keeping the regular look of a room while incorporating the added advantages of the sliding door method. An attractive panelled door style is popular with many buyers, although plain doors without the panels can give a more effective look in a room that is designed to be modern in style.
Doing away with the traditional arc that is rendered as dead space by the opening of a standard door can be a very effective way of creating extra space in a room that needs such attention.
Smaller rooms can gain a few extra square metres of available space simply by removing the necessary opening area that a standard door requires. In that space can go a table, a chair, a sideboard or other furniture, or even the television and audio systems that take up space in an otherwise useful corner of the room.
The use of this type of door is further enhanced by the simplicity of the opening and closing mechanism, which operates via a system of bearings that ensure a smooth and stylish action with no sticking or difficulty endured.
Apart from use in homes and dwellings, the sliding door can be of great use in commercial premises. The sliding door can be left permanently open for ease of access between offices, for instance, yet closed when privacy is needed thus taking away the open plan aspect in an instant.
In factory premises this opening and closing method can be of even greater use, as it is possible to mechanise the action for use remotely thus allowing transportation between areas yet keeping them segregated for health and safety purposes.
Modern and stylish yet purposeful and innovative, the sliding door is a way of creating space and adding style, and of including a chic and innovative design feature into any home. It is of particular use to those who have limited space, giving access to those vital few extra square metres, and can be utilised to create extra light in potentially dark areas. An innovation that promises to take interior design to greater heights, the interior sliding door is here to stay.