We all know that being outdoors is good for our wellbeing. It’s long been reported that people feel physically and mentally better when they’re outside, especially when the sun’s out. But did you know that even being able to look outside through large windows – like the size you can find in bifold doors – can also be beneficial?
Bifold doors open out a length of, perhaps even a whole, wall and add much more light into a room and allow you to look outside at the view.
Studies have shown that just looking outside to nature can improve your memory and attention spans. And if you’re at work, just looking outside can decrease your likelihood of taking days off work.
But what about keeping heat in?
Lots of people worry about having bifold doors in their homes because of the expanse of wall that will be taken up by windows.
But there’s no need to worry about this these days – of course, windows will never be as good at keeping heat in as walls, but the great u-value of windows mean that they are now thermally efficient.
Insulate your home to the recommended standards and you won’t notice the difference.
The benefits of bifold doors
- Increase the light in your room
- Improve your physical and mental health by increasing the view outside
- Create the illusion of a more open, larger space
- Add character to your home
- Create an easy way to access your garden
There are lots of different ways to use bifold doors in your home, such as installing them across one wall or creating a corner system that enables you to open the doors out and have two walls completely free, maximising your connection with nature.
If you’re ready to consider bifold doors for your home, use our service to find up to 4 contractors in your area who will be able to give you quotes.