How to use aluminium bifold doors as a practical design element into your home
01 Jun 2020

When designing or renovating your home, every element can become an integral part of the overall look, including your doors. Aluminium bifold doors are an excellent option for design-conscious homeowners as well as those who place functionality as a top priority. In addition to being available in a wide range of flexible designs, they also provide a free flow from room to room and indoor to outdoor. Whether you’re redesigning your patio, living room or kitchen, bifold doors will be a superb addition to your home.

Aluminium doors also have a great reputation in the construction industry for being durable, low-maintenance and customisable—all elements that make any homeowner’s life much easier. There’s nothing worse than installing a new feature to your home only to realise that it is not a financially good investment and shows wear and tear extremely easily. With the aluminium bifold door, these will never be concerns as you don’t only benefit financially, but also cosmetically as aluminium ages extremely well. Let’s take a look at a few other benefits of aluminium bifold doors.

  • Weather-resistant–aluminium bifold doors are great for enclosing patios, porches and conservatories meaning that they will have to resist weather elements extremely well. They withstand harsh Sydney weather conditions like high heat,  strong winds and heavy rain.

  • Energy-efficient–aluminium bifold doors trap hot and cold air from your air conditioning or heating system, ensuring that neither escapes and reducing your energy bill.

  • Air circulation–the wide opening of the door allows excellent airflow throughout different areas of your home.

Now that we’re reminded of how beneficial aluminium bifold doors can be for your home, let’s tackle incorporating it into your home. At A-Tech Australia, we’ve come up with some excellent ideas as to how to elegantly and practically introduce aluminium bifold doors into your home.

Enlighten and improve your dark kitchen

Kitchens, especially in older homes, can be cramped and dark. While there may be a window over the sink, it hardly ever provides enough light and air into your tight and heavily trafficked space. Additionally, the last few years have seen open floor plans as one of the biggest trends. Older homes are not built like this so, we recommend that you use this as an opportunity to utilise bifold aluminium doors as the linkage between your kitchen and outdoor dining room. This not only provides you with the coveted open floor plan, but it also links the exterior with the interior and provides an abundance of light and air circulation.

Customise your frames, make it a focal point

Unknown to many is that aluminium frames can be colour-customised. According to the aesthetic of your home, we suggest selecting a colour that either blends in seamlessly to your adjacent wall or that provides a dramatic contrast or colour pop. Grey, brown and white are neutral colours that can easily blend into your home. The advantage of this is that it almost disappears in your room and instead, just provides a beautiful stream of light. If you decide to choose a dramatic colour like black, then use this as the opportunity to make you bifold aluminium doors the focal point of your room.

Link your outdoor and indoor areas for an airy space

Similar to enlightening and improving your kitchen, linking your outdoor and indoor spaces can provide an immediate injection of light and air. Link your balcony with your bedroom, your pool area with your living room or your outside dining room with your kitchen. Each of these combinations can provide life, air and light in what can easily become stuffy rooms. They also improve the openness of your floor plan and increase the amount of space you have in each room. As Australia is lucky to have excellent weather most of the year, bifold aluminium windows are a great way of taking advantage of it. Without being outside you wouldn’t be able to appreciate the beautiful sunlight and clear skies that our climate has to offer. At A-Tech Australia, we offer fully floating, hinged or folding styles which can increase the opening capability of the bifold aluminium doors. Choose the one according to what you think your home needs and what your family will benefit from.

For more information or design inspiration surrounding bifold aluminium doors or any of our other products, have a chat with our team today. Call 1300 775 525 for guidance regarding our products and any other questions that you may have. Our employees will be more than happy to offer advice and tips on selecting the product that’s right for you and your home or business.