Bi-Fold Doors Blog

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16-Jun-2015

5 Great Home Renovation Ideas


We love home renovations. Bi-Fold Doors are our specialty, but the enjoyment we get from using these beautiful additions to create memorable spaces carries over into all sorts of changes you can make to a home. Here’s a short list of things we see people doing, and that we think you should do too. They would all go beautifully with brand new, bi-fold doors!

1. Sunken lounge-room/conversation pit

As above, These are becoming more and more popular in modern homes, and you can see why. The funky addition is an absolute eye-catcher but, more than that, is a fantastic space to encourage conversation, add depth to a room, and focus attention away from the TV. What more could you ask for?

2. Sunroof/Sky

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It’s interesting that these are not more commonplace in today’s homes. With electricity prices rising, and awareness around climate change meaning more of us want to decrease our power usage, a skylight presents a perfect opportunity to do it in an aesthetic and multi-purpose way. Skylights bring extra light into a room, and in summer can create a great source of heat. Like bi-fold doors, modern technology means the implementation of one doesn’t necessitate a deviation away from comfort. It’s all for the good of the house!

3. Staircase Bookshelf

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Oh, how we’d all like one of these! If you live in a bungalow, a look around at some great designs of bookshelves built into staircases will make you want to sell-up and find that two-story property. This is not only a space-saving technique – this is becoming a staple of home design for everyone aesthetically-minded. And it’s not just books that are finding their new home in Harry Potter’s old room – which leads us onto number four…

4. Staircase Kennel

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Yes, you read that correctly; a staircase kennel. This is a real thing and one that every dog – well almost every dog – deserves. This wonderful photo from NAME shows a simplistic, beautiful edition to the home that can remove all that mess from open spaces. With that in mind, consider a child’s playroom as well.

5. Two-sided fireplace

Last but not least: the two-sided fireplace. There are a myriad of examples and styles to pick from, but our favourite has to be the bedroom/en-suite joinery. This brings immediate warmth and intimacy into an area that can be cold and disconnected.

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So what great ideas do you have? We’d love to hear about them. Feel free to send in photos and we’ll put them up on our Facebook page!