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Small and dark rooms aren’t the most attractive place in the world. Whether it is your home or office space, the last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable and throw off the whole aesthetic of your room.
We get it. It’s not ideal at all.
The positive is, you don’t need to spend tens of thousands of dollars reconstructing your entire space so that you can build in some windows or make sure the main room is north facing rather than south.
Instead, have you considered how you use the doors around your space? Throw out your hardwood doors that shut your rooms, never to be invited in again. They trap the misery in a room and it can be difficult to get rid of it.
With a glass door, you can borrow the light from other rooms or outside to lift that musty feeling and bring in the free-flowing air that blasts natural radiance around the room.
In this post, we’ll go through the problems with windowless rooms and how glass doors can help save you money.
Apart from the obvious - they’re dark and dingy - there is a whole heap of reasons why windowless rooms for your office or home are best left in the past.
With so many challenges associated with windowless rooms, it feels strange that they’re even still around. Before you consider renovating your entire space, we’ve got some great, more affordable options for you to try out.
Adapting your space by using doors is fundamental to changing how you view your rooms. Not only are they hugely aesthetically pleasing, but they also have so many added benefits including how they allow free-flowing air, insulation and best of all, allowing natural light to enter.
Whilst incorporating French Doors into your space is the most expensive option, ranging between $2500 and $5000, they are heralded as the most aesthetic.
In the world of design, the term ‘French’ doesn’t just refer to origin. In fact, it has become synonymous with sophistication, beauty and distinction. Although their significance dates back to the 17th Century, the influence of Roman Architecture during the Renaissance Period on French door design quickly caught on in Great Britain.
The Renaissance period was famous for its focus on symmetry, proportion and geometry - all of which are great assets for beauty, aesthetics and maximizing space. It was this focus that influenced its use as windows that extended to the floor or lead onto balconies.
Due to their construction and design, their primary purpose was to allow more light into the room than previous doors or windows ever could. They were especially useful for longer days, where the presence of natural light was especially needed - during the times when light switches hadn’t even been invented, it was the only way to maximize light in a room.
The benefits of French Doors include:
Glass doors are a fantastic option for windowless rooms. Their ability to allow for light to enter coupled with their versatility and free-flowing air capability makes them a staple option in anyone’s home or office space.
Firstly, they can effectively reduce noise from family members coming and going, providing a more peaceful environment for work or relaxation. But most importantly, glass-paned doors with high-quality glazing will allow for the maximum amount of natural light to flood into the room creating a gorgeously bright and welcoming atmosphere for both homes and businesses.
In addition, they can create an optical illusion of more space, making them perfect for smaller rooms or apartments. They are much like a mirror in this regard, they are easy enough o fit and maintain, whilst allowing for a room to have a much bigger and more comfortable feel.
But how much do they cost?
On average cost of glass doors varies depending on the style, size, and glazing used, but expect to pay around $500-$1,500 per door. But we think it is well worth the investment. By replacing traditional doors with glass-paned doors can give your space a modern and stylish look while creating an open and bright ambience.
In short, the benefits include:
Some of the challenges include:
Sliding doors are an excellent option for brightening up windowless rooms. Not only are they stylish, taking up minimal space, but they also create the illusion of larger rooms, making them perfect for small homes.
By allowing natural light to enter the room, sliding doors create a positive atmosphere that can improve mood and productivity. Since natural light is often enough to illuminate a space, there is no need for multiple lights, which can reduce energy consumption and save on electricity bills. Forget having to go out and pay for additional light bulbs, or gulping at the large energy bill sent to your mailbox - with large sliding glass doors, your heating and lighting is taken care of you by nature.
If you find yourself on a budget, glass-sliding doors make a great option. They are incredibly affordable, making them a great option for those with limited space and a tight budget.
With an easy-to-use and stylish design, you can limit the space and shadows that other doors may take up. Not only will it make the room feel and look bigger, but also the entire space you have as a whole. No more clunky traditional doors taking up heaps of real-estate space, now more than ever, you have a whole range of options.
It is because of this range of options that sliding doors are a practical solution for brightening up windowless rooms while also being stylish and functional. They are a perfect option for those who are looking for an easy way to incorporate more natural light into their home without breaking the bank. Working as a cost-effective alternative to skylights, they can be installed without any major renovations. The upfront cost may be slightly higher than a traditional door, but the long-term benefits of energy savings and increased natural light make it a worthwhile investment.
At the end of the day, a dark and tightly cramped room is less than ideal for home and work. But, you shouldn’t have to agonize over reconstruction projects or even consider moving out.
Instead, think about the entryways to your house or office space, and even more so, look at the doors within your own real-estate. They are a great way to allow natural light to pass through into any room, whilst simultaneously opening up your space. They even save you money on your bills, which during a cost-of-living crisis - sounds like a great decision.