July 21, 2017

Illuminate your home with natural light, save space and add a touch of modern styling; today we’re making the case for the use of internal sliding doors in the home.

1. Create flexibility and flow

Sliding doors are the perfect way to delineate zones of the home, closing them off when need be or opening them up when entertaining calls for it.

In addition to the level of flexibility sliding doors add to open-plan areas, the use of a sliding door also allows for a larger opening between rooms, creating more flow.

Pro Tip: Use a top roller system like Criterion’s Atlantic Sliding Track which can be concealed within the ceiling space using pelmets or used as a visual feature. A top roller system can be seamlessly integrated into the ceiling without the need for floor areas to be broken up by exposed floor tracks. If you don't mind exposed floor tracks, the Amazon Floor Mounted Roller System could be an option for you. 

Use the Atlantic Top Roller System to create seamless flow between rooms.

2. Save space

Sliding doors are the perfect choice for apartments and small homes as they don’t swing into the room taking up precious space.

You can also choose to use sliding doors when you don’t have the space for separate rooms but you want to isolate areas such as a work space in the living area or an adjoining bathroom to the master bedroom.

Pro Tip: Criterion’s Atlantic Overtaking System allows for multiple doors to follow each other when opened and neatly stack beside one another when closed saving space. Alternatively, the Tanaro Cavity Unit integrates within the wall, allowing the door to slide into the cavity when opened, creating seamless flow between rooms.

The Panama Sliding System teamed with Aurora Timber Doors cleverly conceals a laundry with character.The Panama Sliding System teamed with an Aurora Timber Door cleverly conceals a laundry with character.

3. Disperse light

You can separate a space without blocking natural light with the use of a sliding door. Glass can be frosted for an added element of privacy.

Pro Tip: Use Criterion’s Aurora Aluminium doors to disperse light throughout a space. Aurora Aluminium Doors are available in either narrow or wide stiles and are constructed with strong durable components to deliver consistent high performance. 

The Tanaro Cavity Unit can be used to close off a home office without blocking natural light.The Tanaro Cavity Unit can be used to close off a home office without blocking natural light.

4. Add contemporary style

A sliding door is the perfect way to add a striking touch of modern interior styling to the home while also easily transforming areas to serve multiple purposes and functions.

Pro Tip: Keep it contemporary with an Aurora Aluminium Door or incorporate an element of traditional warmth with an Aurora Timber Door. 

Use a sliding system to add a contemporary style.Use a sliding system to add a contemporary style.

Case Study: Panorama Apartments

Designed by Peddle Thorp Architects, Panorama Apartments is a $48 million 13-storey complex situated on Tram Road, Doncaster completed in June 2017.

The development has a stunning internal glazed atrium which floods the development with natural light, as well as a communal roof terrace with expansive views of the Melbourne skyline and a range of ground floor amenities including cafes and restaurants.

Peddle Thorp Architects utilised a range of Criterion systems for the apartment design including the Atlantic Sliding Track which is an all-purpose top roller system equipped with ball bearing rollers to ensure smooth consistent operation.

Criterion’s Aurora Timber Doors and Decorum Shadowline Skirting were also used in this project.

The stunning atrium at Panorama Apartments.The stunning atrium at Panorama Apartments.

Need a sliding solution for your next residential project? Contact us today.


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