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How Custom Bi-Fold Doors Can Help You Save Space

<span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">If&nbsp;you&nbsp;have&nbsp;a&nbsp;wonderful&nbsp;house&nbsp;with&nbsp;a&nbsp;great&nbsp;view&nbsp;of&nbsp;your&nbsp;garden&nbsp;or&nbsp;picture-postcard&nbsp;scenery&nbsp;spread&nbsp;gorgeously&nbsp;in&nbsp;front&nbsp;then&nbsp;you&nbsp;need&nbsp;doors&nbsp;that&nbsp;give&nbsp;an&nbsp;unimpeded&nbsp;view.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Consider&nbsp;the&nbsp;standard&nbsp;options&nbsp;like&nbsp;sliding&nbsp;doors.&nbsp;A&nbsp;part&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;opening&nbsp;will&nbsp;always&nbsp;remain&nbsp;covered&nbsp;regardless&nbsp;of&nbsp;whether&nbsp;you&nbsp;use&nbsp;two&nbsp;partitions&nbsp;or&nbsp;three&nbsp;partitions.&nbsp;French&nbsp;doors&nbsp;simply&nbsp;do&nbsp;not&nbsp;suit&nbsp;large&nbsp;openings.&nbsp;The&nbsp;answer&nbsp;is&nbsp;custom&nbsp;bifold&nbsp;doors&nbsp;especially&nbsp;when&nbsp;the&nbsp;opening&nbsp;is&nbsp;large&nbsp;and&nbsp;an&nbsp;unrestricted&nbsp;view&nbsp;is&nbsp;desired.&nbsp;They&nbsp;save&nbsp;space&nbsp;and&nbsp;give&nbsp;an&nbsp;unhindered&nbsp;view&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;exteriors.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">The&nbsp;term&nbsp;bifold&nbsp;doors&nbsp;may&nbsp;be&nbsp;a&nbsp;misnomer&nbsp;since&nbsp;these&nbsp;doors&nbsp;are,&nbsp;in&nbsp;effect,&nbsp;made&nbsp;up&nbsp;of&nbsp;several&nbsp;panels&nbsp;that&nbsp;fold&nbsp;together&nbsp;like&nbsp;an&nbsp;accordion&nbsp;or&nbsp;concertina&nbsp;into&nbsp;a&nbsp;compact&nbsp;bunch&nbsp;of&nbsp;panels&nbsp;that&nbsp;do&nbsp;not&nbsp;take&nbsp;up&nbsp;much&nbsp;space&nbsp;and&nbsp;stay&nbsp;neatly&nbsp;on&nbsp;one&nbsp;side&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;opening.&nbsp;You&nbsp;have&nbsp;a&nbsp;clear&nbsp;view.&nbsp;Standard&nbsp;panel&nbsp;sizes&nbsp;may&nbsp;range&nbsp;from&nbsp;24&nbsp;to&nbsp;36&nbsp;inches&nbsp;in&nbsp;width&nbsp;or&nbsp;customized&nbsp;to&nbsp;suit&nbsp;the&nbsp;width&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;openings,&nbsp;which&nbsp;could&nbsp;be&nbsp;a&nbsp;better&nbsp;option&nbsp;in&nbsp;some&nbsp;cases.&nbsp;Custom&nbsp;bifold&nbsp;doors&nbsp;can&nbsp;help&nbsp;save&nbsp;space&nbsp;and&nbsp;the&nbsp;use&nbsp;of&nbsp;matching&nbsp;hardware&nbsp;means&nbsp;it&nbsp;will&nbsp;be&nbsp;a&nbsp;joy&nbsp;to&nbsp;operate.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Customization&nbsp;could&nbsp;take&nbsp;several&nbsp;forms.&nbsp;You&nbsp;can&nbsp;choose&nbsp;to&nbsp;have&nbsp;bifold&nbsp;doors&nbsp;with&nbsp;narrow&nbsp;or&nbsp;broader&nbsp;panels&nbsp;to&nbsp;suit&nbsp;design&nbsp;considerations&nbsp;and&nbsp;aesthetics&nbsp;of&nbsp;how&nbsp;the&nbsp;door&nbsp;will&nbsp;look&nbsp;when&nbsp;fully&nbsp;closed.&nbsp;Narrow&nbsp;panels&nbsp;do&nbsp;give&nbsp;a&nbsp;nice&nbsp;look&nbsp;but&nbsp;in&nbsp;some&nbsp;cases&nbsp;one&nbsp;may&nbsp;wish&nbsp;for&nbsp;a&nbsp;less&nbsp;obstructed&nbsp;view&nbsp;in&nbsp;which&nbsp;case&nbsp;broader&nbsp;panels&nbsp;serve&nbsp;the&nbsp;purpose.&nbsp;Cost&nbsp;will&nbsp;also&nbsp;vary.&nbsp;Obviously&nbsp;more&nbsp;panels&nbsp;lead&nbsp;to&nbsp;higher&nbsp;cost&nbsp;but&nbsp;the&nbsp;advantage&nbsp;is&nbsp;that&nbsp;opening&nbsp;and&nbsp;closing&nbsp;the&nbsp;bifolds&nbsp;will&nbsp;be&nbsp;easier&nbsp;when&nbsp;the&nbsp;door&nbsp;has&nbsp;narrow&nbsp;panels&nbsp;and&nbsp;they&nbsp;take&nbsp;up&nbsp;less&nbsp;space.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Where&nbsp;there&nbsp;are&nbsp;doors&nbsp;with&nbsp;glass&nbsp;the&nbsp;question&nbsp;of&nbsp;curtains&nbsp;or&nbsp;blinds&nbsp;always&nbsp;comes&nbsp;up.&nbsp;Here&nbsp;again&nbsp;customization&nbsp;helps&nbsp;when&nbsp;you&nbsp;choose&nbsp;double&nbsp;glazing&nbsp;panels&nbsp;with&nbsp;inbuilt&nbsp;blinds&nbsp;that&nbsp;are&nbsp;totally&nbsp;sealed&nbsp;within&nbsp;and&nbsp;can&nbsp;be&nbsp;opened&nbsp;or&nbsp;closed&nbsp;by&nbsp;sliding&nbsp;a&nbsp;magnetic&nbsp;latch.&nbsp;Such&nbsp;integrated&nbsp;bifold&nbsp;doors&nbsp;also&nbsp;help&nbsp;save&nbsp;space&nbsp;and&nbsp;present&nbsp;a&nbsp;neater&nbsp;appearance.&nbsp;Then&nbsp;there&nbsp;are&nbsp;small&nbsp;details&nbsp;that&nbsp;the&nbsp;installer&nbsp;and&nbsp;manufacturer&nbsp;will&nbsp;take&nbsp;care&nbsp;of&nbsp;such&nbsp;as&nbsp;using&nbsp;quality&nbsp;sliding&nbsp;tracks,&nbsp;pivots&nbsp;and&nbsp;hinges&nbsp;that&nbsp;integrate&nbsp;seamlessly&nbsp;into&nbsp;the&nbsp;aluminum&nbsp;frame.&nbsp;Another&nbsp;matter&nbsp;that&nbsp;necessitates&nbsp;customization&nbsp;is&nbsp;whether&nbsp;to&nbsp;place&nbsp;the&nbsp;track&nbsp;at&nbsp;the&nbsp;top&nbsp;or&nbsp;bottom.&nbsp;It&nbsp;is&nbsp;best&nbsp;to&nbsp;consult&nbsp;a&nbsp;reputed&nbsp;door&nbsp;supplier&nbsp;and&nbsp;installer&nbsp;and&nbsp;get&nbsp;a&nbsp;site&nbsp;inspection&nbsp;in&nbsp;order&nbsp;to&nbsp;get&nbsp;a&nbsp;customized&nbsp;fitting.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Bifold&nbsp;doors&nbsp;are&nbsp;not&nbsp;meant&nbsp;just&nbsp;as&nbsp;a&nbsp;partition&nbsp;between&nbsp;indoors&nbsp;and&nbsp;outdoors.&nbsp;They&nbsp;can&nbsp;also&nbsp;be&nbsp;used&nbsp;indoors&nbsp;to&nbsp;good&nbsp;effect&nbsp;as&nbsp;space&nbsp;savers&nbsp;between&nbsp;rooms.&nbsp;One&nbsp;can&nbsp;have&nbsp;a&nbsp;larger&nbsp;opening&nbsp;without&nbsp;the&nbsp;inconvenience&nbsp;of&nbsp;large&nbsp;door&nbsp;panels&nbsp;creating&nbsp;obstructions&nbsp;in&nbsp;confined&nbsp;spaces.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Bifold&nbsp;doors&nbsp;have&nbsp;several&nbsp;advantages&nbsp;such&nbsp;as&nbsp;ease&nbsp;of&nbsp;use,&nbsp;complete&nbsp;opening&nbsp;up&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;room&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;outside,&nbsp;security&nbsp;with&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;set&nbsp;of&nbsp;hardware&nbsp;and&nbsp;energy&nbsp;efficiency.&nbsp;These&nbsp;advantages&nbsp;can&nbsp;be&nbsp;further&nbsp;enhanced&nbsp;by&nbsp;customizing&nbsp;the&nbsp;bifold&nbsp;panels&nbsp;along&nbsp;with&nbsp;glazing&nbsp;and&nbsp;hardware&nbsp;fittings

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