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Posted by RE/MAX Advantage I on 7/4/2019

No doubt, there are lots of benefits associated with the use of sliding doors. So, if you have the aim of installing a sliding door in your home or you want to replace your traditional doors with sliding doors, we have here some benefits of your decision. Here are some benefits of using sliding doors: 

Energy efficiency 

One of the benefits of sliding doors is that it keeps indoor air trapped inside the house and keeps temperature constant. Also, you can consider a sliding door that comes with argon glass between the glass panes. The argon gas serves as an insulator, keeping the fresh air within and heat out in the summer. The glass can be glazed or coated to increase efficiency and reduce harmful UV rays. 

Safety

The advantage of having sliding doors is that they prevent anyone from being hit by a swinging door. A sliding door will always remain in its position until someone decides to move it. 

Indoor/Outdoor Traffic Flow

Sliding doors are more extensive than conventional doors. Their large size enables people to move freely in and out of the house. This means people can quickly enter the house and move out whenever there is a get together that involves a large number of people. A sliding door can be twice as wide as a conventional door. 

Security for sliding doors

Generally, sliding doors are safe. There is no easy way to open them when you have locked them from the inside. It has features that make it difficult to open from outside. 

Space-saving

Another advantage of using a sliding door is that it saves space. It comes in an ergonomic design that makes it ideal for saving space. Unlike regular doors that take a sizeable amount of space when they swing, sliding doors do not move back and forth. 

More Natural Light with Sliding Doors

With sliding doors, you can enjoy a great deal of natural light in your home during the day. This saves you energy cost because you do not need to turn on any light during the day. The use of sliding doors does not only help to minimize your lightening bill, but they also make your home look more beautiful and welcoming. 

Superior Air Circulation 

The air circulation in your apartment may be restricted if you have a smaller window. You can fix this issue if you use sliding doors in your home. A sliding door provides a space that is large enough to accommodate large surges of air whenever you desire.

Consider using sliding doors in your home to enjoy all the benefits that it offers you. Contact a general contractor today to help you with your options.




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Posted by RE/MAX Advantage I on 1/24/2019

Moving into a new home means there is a new canvas to decorate and express personalities. If you love traveling or have a kid that likes to go places, then a new home is an opportunity to incorporate a travel theme into the home design. Even if you are not a frequent flyer but have dreams of visiting many places in the world, there are many ways to showcase it in your home décor style.

  1. Classic Suitcases. Vintage suitcases make for excellent storage spaces and give an antique style to any living area. You can have an old classic trunk in the living room to keep books and other items in the living room instead of a regular storage ottoman. Classic suitcases also work for holding clothes, blankets, and socks in a bedroom.
  2. Travel-themed decorations. You can pick from a selection of countries to represent places you have been in forms of throw pillow covers in your living area. You can even make them places you would like to visit. Picture frames, art, and other travel-related items can show off your quest to visit new horizons.
  3. Map Wallpaper. Turn any wall to a travel map by installing a wallpaper. You can go one step further in your design by using an old-style map instead of the new modern ones. Decorate your map wall further by hanging postcards and souvenirs from places you have visited on the map wall. Sticky notes and pins can also mark destinations that you dream to visit.
  4. Time zone clocks. Fully inclusive time zone clocks show many world destinations alongside a map. Such a clock series can serve as a focal wall in your home. Another way to achieve this time zone look is to buy several different clocks and decorate them with frame labels bearing the city names.
  5. Globe collections. Globes are one of the most popular and obvious representations of travel. They are also one of the simplest ways to make it apparent to visitors that you love traveling. Functionally, there are different globe-themed furniture that can serve other functions in your living space. These pieces include globe bars that can hold several bottles of wine and glasses while decorating your home too. Smaller globes can also be desktop topers or ornaments for your nightstand.

Making your travel-themed home doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out any home décor store for items that will make your home travel-approved!




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