Simply Extend London home extension blog french doors

When you’re planning your home extension in London, you’ll spend a lot of time thinking about what you’ll be able to do inside that new space. Whether it’s deciding on the fixtures and fittings for your new kitchen or the soft furnishings for your new lounge area, you’re bound to devote a lot of time to cutting pictures out of magazines, collecting swatches and browsing shops.

You may not spend quite as much time, however, thinking about how you’ll connect that inside to the outside, but this can be just as exciting. The exterior door choices that you make can define the whole room, connecting it to your garden, patio or yard in dynamic ways, as well as bringing additional natural light into the space. We take you through some of the most popular door choices you have when planning your extension.

Bi-fold doors

Simply Extend London home extension blog bi-fold doors

Bi-folds are one of the most popular doors we are asked to install at Simply Extend, and it’s easy to see why. Available in a wide array of colours and materials, they can work with many different London home extension décors and they are amazing when it comes to connecting your home to your garden.

As they fold, they can open right out in order to create seamless movement between your garden and extension – perfect for creating an inside-outside dining experience with a kitchen extension. Plus, the expanse of glazing fills your home extension with natural light and provides beautiful views across your garden.

Sliding doors

Simply Extend London home extension blog sliding doors

Sliding doors offer a similar look and feel to bi-fold doors in that they seamlessly connect your home extension to your garden or yard. However, they are better suited to larger extensions as one panel has to remain static. The large glass panels are less broken up by frames than bi-folds, creating a beautiful effect even when closed.

French doors

Simply Extend London home extension blog French doors

French doors are a much more traditional style and so are popular with those who want to retain a much more traditional feel for their home. The glazed panels allow for lots of natural light to filter into the space and the double doors help to create a connection between inside and out while still retaining the original style of the property.

No doors

Sometimes your extension will not require a door and it’s important to bear this in mind. If, for instance, you are building a side return extension on to an open plan kitchen dining area which already has an exterior door, you may just need windows to bring in additional light. Similarly, a very small extension may not require an exterior door at all.

Whatever style you’re looking at, our team of London home extension experts can help you plan your new space perfectly. Contact us today to discuss your project.

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