One of the benefits of having patio doors is that they help create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. They can make your home feel as if your patio and indoor space is one unified living area instead of two distinct spaces. The following are some tips by Renewal By Andersen® of Dallas-Fort Worth on how our patio doors help achieve this effect.
TIP: Match the Floor Levels
A seamless transition starts with level floors. If you’re planning on having a deck built or replaced, make sure it matches the interior floor level. Ideally, you should be able to walk from one side to the other without tripping or noticing when you’ve passed the patio door threshold. French doors are perfect for this design, but custom sliding doors can also be made with a bottom frame that sits flush with the floor.
Matching floor levels also help improve accessibility, making it an ideal home improvement if you have loved ones who are confined to a wheelchair. This is also ideal if you’re caring for an elderly family member or planning on aging in place. In addition, having ready access to plenty of fresh air and sunlight has many positive health benefits.
TIP: Choose Patio Doors With Large Glass Areas
The bigger the glass area, the better patio doors achieve a seamless transition. Sliding doors with narrow frames are best for achieving this effect, which is why choosing quality frame materials is important. It has to be strong enough to be slim yet still hold the weight of the glass panels. Our Narroline patio door frames perfectly fit this description, and just may be the right style to help create that seamless transition your home needs.
TIP: Install Similar Flooring Material
You can make the transition even more seamless by choosing the same or similar floor material for both your indoor and outdoor spaces. Wood (or faux wood, if you’re considering a deck made of composite material) is a popular material commonly used for interior and exterior surfaces. Alternatively, stone, marble and tile make equally great flooring materials. Combined with the right patio doors, a truly smooth and seamless transition is perfectly achievable.
To learn more about how our French doors and sliding doors achieve these transitions, call Renewal By Andersen of Dallas-Fort Worth today at (877) 605-2922. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve Dallas, TX, and surrounding areas.