With the warmer weather and more moderate temperatures of the fall approaching, it is no surprise that homeowners are spending more time lounging on their patios and eating outside. Now that most of us are spending an overwhelming amount of time at home because of the pandemic, more and more people are updating their outdoor living spaces.
Installing new patio doors is one way to totally transform your outdoor space and blur the lines between the exterior and interior of your home. Today, there are more patio door options than ever before. Manufacturers have answered the demands of homeowners by creating even larger glass patio doors that can extend up to 30 feet wide and be concealed within the wall when fully opened. Recessed sliding glass doors are very on-trend right now, but depending on the architecture and structural restrictions of your home, you may want to consider some other 2020 patio door designs.
Popular Patio Door Designs
If you are renovating your home and want to show some extra love to your indoor and outdoor living spaces, consider installing new patio doors to really update the look of your home. Here are some of the most popular patio door design ideas to get your started.
Folding Patio Doors
Also referred to as bifold doors, folding panoramic doors, or accordion doors, folding patio doors offer many of the same perks as pocket doors, just with a slightly different design and function. Instead of being tucked away inside the walls, these patio doors fold up at the hinges and slide to the side. This affords homeowners more flexibility with configurations and installation options as opposed to recessed patio doors that need the interior wall space to be hidden away.
Homeowners can choose from a number of design options and customize folding patio doors to suit the aesthetic of their home’s interior and exterior. You can choose the number of glass panels you want, and select from flat, curved, or angled glass. There is even a wide variety of frame materials with different colors available. These moveable glass walls create a seamless and expansive view of the outdoors, truly bringing the outside into your living space.
French Patio Doors
French doors date back to the 17th century when the French brought Renaissance architecture back home with them after their war with Italy. Even though French doors clearly offer a more traditional style, the French patio doors of today come in a variety of materials and designs. This makes them extremely versatile aesthetically speaking, as well as their ability to be easily installed in tighter spaces.
Traditional hinged French doors open outward, instead of sliding to the side like recessed patio doors. But the French patio doors of today can be reconfigured and hung in different ways to optimize the use of space. Homeowners can select narrow doors for tighter spaces and even configure them to swing outward or inwardly, depending on the way they are hung, to offer more usable patio space. Choose as many glass lites, also known as glass panes, as you want in each door to get the desired look and feel that best suits your living space.
3-Panel & 4-Panel Sliding Glass Doors
These sliding glass doors are a great option for conserving space as well. 3-panel and 4-panel sliding glass doors are also a rather affordable upgrade for homes that want to maximize the use of a smaller patio space. By choosing narrow glass panels, you can manage to install new sliding patio doors without having to tear out an entire wall.
- 3-panel sliding glass door: As the name suggests, 3-panel sliding glass doors have 3 separate panels, as opposed to the single sliding doors. This gives you the option of having 3 separate doors, offering a ton of natural light, but you can configure them to your liking to decide which door opens. You can opt for the left, middle, or right door to be functional. This will depend on the layout of your living space and how it coincides with your patio.
- 4-panel sliding glass door: This is just like the 3-panel door setup, but you add an extra door or panel. In this configuration, you can choose to have the 2 middle panels installed to freely slide open, or have the 2 outer doors slide inward. Since they don’t require a hinge to swing open, these are excellent space savers and offer maximum airflow and ventilation.
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