The One Architectural Trend that is Breaking Boundaries
Massive doors are redefining the boundaries of architectural design.
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For centuries, doors have been a defining point of any home. An entry door sets the tone for visitors by making a grand statement, while other doors throughout the design impact the flow and function of the home. The latest trend in doors takes creative license to open up living spaces to their surroundings…in a big way.
We’re not talking about your parents’ patio doors. Big doors are state-of-the-art products, which offer grand sizes, superior performance and virtually limitless configurations. These doors create an unobstructed connection with the outdoors while still offering the shelter and comfort of the indoors.
Big doors are engineered to function multiple ways to meld effortlessly into any design or accentuate a home’s distinctive features. If maximum clear opening is the design criteria, but the structure doesn’t enable pocketing, doors which fold like accordions are the perfect choice. If bold and non-traditional functionality is the desire, pivoting doors that rotate on a pivot box create a dramatic opening. And then there are gliding and hinged doors, which function like traditional patio doors but on a much larger scale. In many cases, these doors can literally take up an entire wall, spanning widths up to 60’ and stretching up to 16’ tall. Big doors can be made from aluminum, wood or a combination of the two materials depending on size and performance criteria.
Investing in big doors changes the dynamic of a home, bringing a tangible sense of spaciousness and unprecedented openness.
If a home was bought for the jaw-dropping views or incredible surroundings, then big doors are just what the architect ordered. Whether opening a home to ocean breezes, mountain views, or the aromas of pine needles crushed on a forest floor, big doors deliver a powerful reminder of the reasons a homeowner fell in love with their surroundings.
Learn more about big doors at Weiland by Andersen’s website.