5 ways patio doors can brighten up smaller homes

Patio doors are a great addition to any home – but where smaller properties are concerned they are a fantastic way to completely transform a living space. In this blog we explain how a patio door installation can be employed in conjunction with other innovative techniques to brighten and beautify your home.

Connecting the indoors with the outdoors

Gardens are increasingly becoming an extension of indoor social and relaxation space – so it’s only fitting that you can easily access yours to extend the living space you currently have. Patio doors can aid this integration seamlessly, making it simple to amalgamate exterior seating areas and lawn space with your dining room, living room or kitchen. They swiftly and easily open up a space, enabling you to simultaneously enjoy both areas. Pets and children can also come and go easily – perfect for socialising and entertaining. Bi-fold doors are a great option for homeowners with larger properties.

Let there be light

Natural light can significantly brighten and open up a small space. Patio doors are a great way to enable sunlight to pour into a smaller room, making it appear larger as a result. Studies have shown that natural sunlight can brighten mood and benefit overall wellbeing – so it’s no surprise that many of us crave rooms filled with warm, bright tones. Accompanying patio doors with clean white or pale-coloured wallpaper, mirrors and natural floor coverings allows the light to bounce off every surface for greater effect.

The illusion of space

Patio doors can be complemented by a range of space-expanding techniques, designed to provide the illusion of a larger room. For example, having minimal furniture and as little clutter as possible present ensures that open floor space dominates, making a smaller room appear wider. Light wood flooring and cream carpets or rugs accentuate this visual effect further. As above, adding mirrors enables light to reflect, brightening and enlarging the space.

Considering a patio door installation? Let SRL help you to decide on the best product for you, guiding you through the process from start to finish. For more information on our services take a look at our website, or contact us to discuss your individual requirements.