Long Island homes from historic to modern often share a common feature: narrow spaces and limited floor plans. If your home is feeling a bit cramped and you’re looking for space-saving alternatives, replacing your swing patio doors with sliding patio doors might be the perfect solution.
Traditional swing-open doors generally take up around three feet of space inside a room. That doesn’t necessarily seem significant, but it can severely limit traffic patterns and furniture arrangement possibilities. By replacing doors with a sliding option, you’ll let light and air into your space—and free up your floor plan a bit to allow for more design (and traffic flow) opportunities.
Renewal by Andersen of Long Island offers two categories of sliding doors: French patio doors and contemporary sliding glass doors. We’ll take a closer look at both styles to help you get a feel for the type that might work best in your home.
Sliding French Patio Doors
You don’t necessarily have to choose between the classic styling of French doors and the more contemporary and space-saving sliding option. Renewal by Andersen has brought together the elegance of French door style and the function of contemporary sliding glass doors so you can enjoy the classic Old-World feel of French doors without taking up all that “swing” space.
Sliding French doors feature moldings and/or grilles that beautifully frame your view and maintain a more traditional style. You’ll have the option to choose from four different interior colors, several different grille arrangements, and a wide variety of hardware finishes so you can tailor your new doors to match or complement your home’s current style.
Want a truly grand entrance? Try sliding French doors that open from the middle, sliding over fixed window panels on either side—or just frame your French doors with double-hung or picture windows on the same exterior wall to let in abundant light and give a room a more spacious, airy feel.
Contemporary Sliding Doors
For a more modern approach, Renewal by Andersen of Long Island offers contemporary sliding doors, which feature maximum glass space to open up your view. You can choose between Andersen Narroline sliding patio doors, which boast a natural pine interior that can be stained to suit your room’s design, or Andersen Perma-Shield doors, which feature a more rigid vinyl surface surrounding the frame’s wooden core. Either option provides an energy-efficient seal and long-lasting durability.
If you’re willing to think a bit outside the box, you might find the perfect interior space for sliding doors to cut down on traffic jams. More and more modern designers are suggesting stylized sliding doors for a home’s interior, allowing you to open a space to allow rooms to connect quickly and easily or to efficiently segment a space for those times when you want to contain noise or establish privacy in a room or section of the house.
Space-saving Features and More
Although one of the most appealing aspects of sliding doors is space-efficiency, homeowners also enjoy numerous easy-care and low-maintenance features. Cleaning is simple and quick with lift out glass panels that allow you access to both surfaces from inside your home. And, our factory-finished frames never rot, mildew, rust, flake or peel. The superior construction materials and expert craftsmanship used to build each window and patio door are the main reasons we offer one of the best warranties in the replacement window industry.
Your replacement patio doors aren’t just a high-efficiency opening in the wall that lets you pass in and out. Our superior performing sliding doors help you create home aesthetics that authentically reflect your lifestyle and your decorating preferences.
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Take the time to browse our inspiration gallery if you’re not sure what type of solution would work best for your space—or call a Renewal by Andersen of Long Island professional replacement window consultant for an in-home consultation. Our experts gladly offer suggestions and guidance to help you consider options that will work best with your floor plan and architectural elements.
Even if you’ve talked to us before about replacement windows, we invite you to call us back at (866) 609-5033 or fill out the short form on this page. We are continually looking for better ways to build our home improvement products and always on the lookout for innovative designs and construction materials to add more value for our customers.