How to bring light into your home

by | Aug 30, 2022 | Homeowner Advice, Resource Centre

Channelling natural light into your home is important.  It has been proven time over that natural light improves our psychological wellbeing with studies concluding that getting more sunlight makes us feel better. Aside from the health benefits, having more natural light in your home can make spaces feel larger, illuminates the interior and helps with energy savings too as the lights don’t need to be switched on quite so much. And if you are looking to sell your home in the future, it has been proven that homes with more natural light often sell better that dark interiors.

These days, modern family living is all about open plan. Living, dining and kitchen spaces merged into one, with members of the family spending time together. A flowing connecting interior has become ubiquitous and beloved. What completes this picture is beautifully crafted patio doors that open straight out onto the garden, creating indoor outdoor living at its best and delivering a natural light source.

Our customers believe the best way to improve your quality of life at home is to add some space, style and maximise the natural light coming into your home. Take it from us, nothing does this better than a bespoke aluminium sliding patio doors or bifold doors. These doors connect your home to the outdoors, they flood your home with natural light and will allow you easily access your garden.

In this article we’ll look at the two most popular patio door options and how you can ensure they maximise the light into your home.

Sliding patio doors

As the name suggests, sliding patio doors slide open. When they’re open, the glass panes stack neatly, one behind the other so they don’t take up valuable space inside and or outside.

Sliding patio doors are suitable in both traditional and contemporary homes alike and are useful where space is limited.  And because sliding patio doors can accommodate a larger aperture, they can deliver an uninterrupted pane of glass to transform your interior space and let light flood you home.

Each door sits on hi-tech rollers and uses a lift and slide mechanism on either a double or triple track system. This allows each door to slide perfectly and effortlessly along the track, stopping at the point where you want the door to be open too.  Ideal for opening up the home and garden but equally suitable for an adjoining room for open-plan living.

Furthermore, the structure of the sliding patio allows the door to stay open at various stages so you are in control.

The best aluminium sliding doors use highly engineered tracks to ensure they slide open effortlessly. To secure this quality, it is vital to choose a reputable supplier that takes pride in its materials and workmanship.  We have been manufacturing and fitting aluminium sliding doors for many years so you can be sure you are working with the experts.

 Bifolding Doors

Bifold doors are a fantastic lifestyle choice – a gorgeous glass wall that opens up completely to connect the inside and outside.

There is no doubt that aluminium bifold doors are the aspirational choice. They often take centre stage in home makeover programmes and give a sophisticated designer touch to any home.

When closed, they give you a beautiful glazed wall with slim, elegant frames. When open, they seamlessly connect the inside and outside for a glamorous lifestyle feel like no other door style.

They are very flexible in terms of their configuration. For example, the panels can fold in or out and you can choose whether the main opening panel sits on the left, the right or in the middle.

Bifold doors involve complex operating mechanisms that need to be manufactured and fitted carefully for years of trouble-free use.  Therefore, it is essential to choose a reliable supplier with a strong track record so you can be sure you’ll have a high-quality door installation.

The team at Capital Windows are experienced manufacturers of aluminium bifold doors. We work with leading aluminium designers renowned for their high-performing products bringing the best in bifold design to our customers.

A great light source

Whether you choose aluminium bifold doors or aluminium sliding doors, you’ll be making a great choice that will bring light into the home and add value too. Aluminium is a strong, secure, beautiful material with a long lifespan – the perfect material for these types of doors. You’ll have a wide range of colours to choose from too, so the frames can blend in or stand out depending on the look you want to achieve.

And when you choose Capital Windows to manufacture and fit your aluminium doors, you’ll be choosing a company with a reassuring reputation for quality at every level.