176 Doors Sliding Door Type Design Photos And Ideas

A large slider opens onto a small courtyard and the outdoors. The lounge chairs and ottoman are by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and the Rivet side table is from Frama.
In Yuen Long, Hong Kong, a 452-square foot residence is designed to accommodate a young couple, one of their mothers, and their pets: a cat and a parrot. The home features transforming furniture and nooks and crannies that are perfect for the pets. A bench by the door doubles as a litter box.
"We moved the column supporting that whole roof," says Wittman. "It looks simple, but it was a lot of work." Now, two large, aluminum multi-slide doors from LaCantina open up the entire corner.
The exterior is clad in Galvalume siding, a workaday, weather-resistant material that gives the facade a shimmer that varies depending on the light.
The home spreads out from a courtyard garden in a shape that resembles a hand traced on a sheet of paper. The structure of each “finger” nods to the traditional gable-sided barns that dot the area.
The exterior walls are made almost entirely of seven-foot-square sliders. The Windows and sliding glass doors are by Arcadia.
The renovation was completed on a tight budget, made possible by the use of low-cost and recycled materials throughout the interior. The steel structure supporting the mezzanine is left exposed, creating a graphic feature.
The new mezzanine is supported by six exposed steel frames that stabilize and distribute the weight. This approach negated the need for structural columns in the open floor space.
Brick continues from the interior of the home to the exterior, emphasizing indoor/outdoor living. Some of the bricks were salvaged from demolition— but to get the quantity required for overall development, the couple worked closely with London Reclaimed Brick Merchants.
“The sliding doors add to the ground-floor layout, especially in the summer where you can open up the whole space into the garden and the studio. It works so well, and makes us want to stay in London for most of the summer months.”
A sliding door connects the master bedroom to the backyard, where an alfresco outdoor entertaining area and outdoor shower are located.
Bedrooms bookend the living space in the middle.
Large openings directly connect the interior living spaces with the garden. A thin metal canopy includes a special detail on which items can hang.
The sliding doors in the master bedroom open up to the garden and terrace.
In the one Bardolph Gardens unit, every bedroom has access to a private courtyard. The other unit features a shared courtyard space.
Behind the sliding door is the master bath with a glazed shower with views of the valley below.
Opening to the home's main entrance on the upper level, a large red sliding door—one of three—is painted Gypsy Red by Sherwin-Williams. To the left is the kitchen and dining space, and to the right is the living room and studio.
The sliding wall on the upper floor has a miniature doorway for Sacha the cat; the second opening contains his litter box.
The extended roof eave wraps around the building for shelter and protection from the sun.
The large pocket doors of the central room slide open to connect to adjoining patios.
The bespoke sliding door system conceals a small storage closet accessed from the outdoor deck.
A bridge connects the kitchen and dining area with the living room. The custom plywood cabinets and shelf from the previous image are by Manuel Leon.
Large slider doors from Marvin allow easy access to the patio. The couple chose  long rectangular stepping blocks in the exact width of the slider to further enhance the view outward.
The basement level features a game room that seamlessly opens to the deck. “The architecture isn’t loud. It’s all about the beach and being together, whether you’re in the kitchen, reading a book, or playing a game,” says Montalba.
Expansive sliding doors create a breezy space.
The hinoki is left in its natural state save for a transparent natural wax seal that allows the wood’s natural fragrance to come through. The floors, ceilings, and walls are all built of hinoki, including the handrails and the slatted doors.
Lift-and-slide doors open the ground-floor living space up to the outdoor courtyard. The exposed concrete floor of the interior is echoed in the courtyard by linear concrete pavers to emphasize indoor/outdoor living.
At the rear of the new addition, large folding glass doors open the cooking and dining spaces up to the outside.
To the right of the entrance, sliding tongue-and-groove laurel plywood doors open up to reveal the bathroom.
The foyer is lined with square coral imitation concrete tile. The door to the left of the entrance leads to the bathroom.
Massive glass doors slide open to allow cooling cross breezes to blow straight through the home.
The two bedrooms are located down the hallway from the common areas. Each room has its own fully equipped bathroom.
The sliding screens are made from locally harvested teak.
A large sliding door can be opened to combine the two kids' bedrooms into one room.
The subdued palette blends warm timber tones with white interiors and stone accents.
White oak cabinetry features throughout the Weave house—including in the marble-clad master bathroom. The walk-in shower area with a copper soaking tub transforms from a private retreat to an outdoor experience with a pivoting door, custom built by Identity Construction.
The custom sliding laundry room door by Dotzler Designs was made from glass and steel to allow natural light into the laundry room, and doubles as a ladder to access storage space above.
Glazed sliding doors blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living and help bring in cooling cross breezes from the coast.
Window walls grace the north and south sides of the building, illuminating the open-plan living and dining area. A fireplace caps off one end of the long room.
Sliding fritted glass doors provide privacy and sectioned-off spaces when needed.
"The house was already modern, so revisioning it as a traditional New Orleans house would have required tearing it down," Troyer says. "The eight-foot ceiling height of a typical ranch house can not be easily changed to 11- or 12-foot ceilings, which are typical for historic housing." In the new living area, screen doors showcase the garden.
The doors are birdhouse-shaped to match the pets theme.
A view from the outdoor patio into the living space. All cabinetry is pine wood.
The translucent sliding bathroom door allows light to filter through.
Fitted with glass, a massive arched pivot door, made by Much More than a Window, provides access to the outdoor patio.
"To me, good design is about the ‘less is more’ approach," says O’Reilly.
Natural light brightens the living areas when the glazed doors to the terrace are opened.
Large sliding glass doors open the living room up to the outdoors, blurring the boundary between inside and outside.
The house was designed with passive heating and cooling strategies in mind, which are so successful that there is no air conditioning. The thickened wall over the north-facing glass forms an eave, which helps to modulate incoming sunlight in the summer. "In winter, the sun can penetrate well inside the living and dining rooms, warming the floor slab," says the firm. Additionally, "the double height of the living space provides stack ventilation, with an operable highlight window naturally drawing hot air up and out." Cross-breezes are encouraged by effective window and door placement.
The atmosphere of the balcony, surrounded by greenery, inspired the urban jungle concept for the newly revamped apartment.
A pallet boiler powers heating and hot water in winter. It's stored in a buried silo in the summer.
The “Green Concrete” floor is made of recycled material and cement replacement compounds, which greatly reduce its carbon footprint.
Expansive, bright circulations offer opportunities to display art and family objects, and encourage occupants to enjoy peaceful moments.
Large, pivoting glass doors connect the kitchen with a patio.
The bedroom enclosure illuminated at night.
A hidden powder room is concealed behind the kitchen unit's sliding chalkboard door.
The interior finishes are simple with a palette that's designed to last both physically and aesthetically.

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