Connecting spaces

Connecting spaces
March 8, 2016

A view connects your home to the changing outside world. It brings sunrises and sunsets, rain and light, grey and blue. It creates perspective and a sense of space.

Many people don’t consider the window and doors in their home until they’re undertaking a major renovation or a new build. The truth is, by replacing joinery in your home now, you could make a real and lasting difference to your property’s value, as well as its liveability.

Aluminium joinery makes an immediate impact on your home’s street appeal (and puts an end to the peeling paint on your windows). And when you incorporate features like double glazing or thermally broken joinery, you can make your home more enjoyable to live in, and may even lower your energy bills too. It’s not just a more comfortable way to live; it’s a smart investment too.

The perfect windows and doors for your home will of course depend on your own unique sense of style, and the type of lifestyle you live; whether you want to maximise views, increase light, or create a sense of space and connection that brings everyone together


Image: From elegant dinners to a morning coffee, a kitchen becomes a more flexible and usable space when you fit flush tracks and a sliding door.

With a sliding or stacking door, you can take full advantage of these benefits, and start living the way you want to. A standard slider has two panels (one slides behind a fixed panel), while stackers have two or more panels opening and stacking behind a fixed panel. Sliders are great for ventilating your home – you can keep them just partially open if it’s wet or windy. Also an excellent solution for small or narrow spaces, sliding doors do not swing open and closed like a traditional hinged door, so you’ll free up extra space too.

To make the most of your living space you may also like to consider a flush track external sliding door, which slides on an outside track; creating an unobstructed opening on to your patio or deck and more functional floor space. Flush installation means there is no protruding floor line, which creates a seamless flow from outside to inside; increases safety; and makes cleaning a breeze.


Image: Now you see it, now you don’t. A floor to ceiling sliding system provides simple but bold indoor to outdoor living.

Whether you’re an old hand at building and renovating, or just starting to develop your first dream home, it pays to spend time thinking about your goals before starting; which products will best fit your requirements; how you would like your finished product to look; and what questions you might have for your window and door manufacturer. Talking to someone who knows their stuff can really help you maximise your living space and bring your dreams to life.

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