Bi-folding doors are a popular and practical design feature for house extensions. They have the potential to open up your living space, making your garden more accessible and giving you more options on how to use your extension.
Here are some of our favourite modern house extension ideas from this year that incorporate bi-folding doors. Please note that these examples are not taken from our own portfolio, but are given as indicators of what an architectural designer can achieve for your house extension. To discuss your own ideas, please get in touch with one of our designers today.
1) Stylish Single Storey Extension With Open Plan Kitchen / Dining Area
The owners of this post-war semi-detached house wanted to extend their downstairs living space by opening up the kitchen and creating an open plan dining room that linked through with their laundry area and home office. This image shows the result, the bi-fold doors adding a classy touch to the extension and creating a seamless link between garden and home. Also note the three skylights on the roof, which let in even more natural light and prevent the interior of the house appearing dark and gloomy.
2) Side Extension With Interior Remodelling
The single storey extension you can see below adds a sleek dining room area onto the side of a semi-detached home. The owners have removed a small laundry room and remodelled the interior to more than double the size of their kitchen and maximise the available floor space. White painted walls, spotlights and black metal bi-fold doors make this a chic, ultramodern extension – given a cosy, family feel with the right accents and furnishings.
3) Glass & Steel Annex With Integrated Decking
This beautiful extension does wonders to bring the garden inside and improve the living space of this rural detached home. The extension itself is uncompromisingly modern, complementing the austere pale brickwork of the house and incorporating a stylish wooden decking area – a perfect entertainment space.
4) Mid-Terrace Rear Kitchen / Diner Extension
This classic, urban mid-terraced townhouse is completely transformed by the addition of a small single storey terrace with glass folding doors on two sides. The pale grey patio, light interior and spacious glass doors allow plenty of light into the interior of the house, while providing an open plan, practical space for meals, entertaining and relaxation.
The Essential Guide To Extending Your Living Space
When planning a modern house extension you have an enormous number of options before you, regardless of your type of property. To find out more, take a look at our Essential Guide To Extending Your Living Space, our free guide covering every aspect of planning, designing and building a house extension.