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Why A Bi-Folding Door Is Worth Installing For A Homecation


With foreign travel being difficult this summer, and finances too tight for some families to have a break somewhere in Scotland, or elsewhere in the UK, lots of people will be taking a homecation. 

Orangery Featuring Bi-Folding Doors

A homecation for a couple of weeks can be a great holiday for everyone in your family household, especially if you have garden space outside. 

The money you save from holidaying at home would be worth investing into some bi-folding doors from Balhousie, and getting them fitted in time for your break. 

Why, you may ask? It will make perfect sense once we explain fully:

Give you a great mix of the indoors and outdoors

Your garden ought to be used a lot over your holiday period, but you will also want to use your indoor space too. 

To combine the two areas, have bi-folding doors installed at a point that connects your indoor and outdoor environments so that when they’re open, you create one large indoor / outdoor space.

When sitting in your house, you will almost feel like you are sitting outdoors, and when outdoors, you will still feel connected to the indoors. 

Ventilate your house

Cross everything and hope that the summer will be sizzler, rather than a washout. 

If we do get a rare heatwave, without a bi-folding door, you may find that your living space overheats and becomes far too hot to enjoy. Whereas with a bi-fold, you can cool the space down by folding the door leafs open.

A fan would do a good job of cooling a room, but not close to the extent of a bi-folding door with up to 7 panes. 

Promotes outdoor eating

As well as lounging on a sunbed, one of the most fun parts of going away on holiday is eating out. That can still be done at home every night of your homecation. 

Ordering in a takeaway would be cheating. So, put your culinary skills to the test and have a few barbecues. But how would bi-folds help with that?

Well, the extended opening they provide will help you get plates, cutlery, dining cloths etc. outdoors without any hassle, and give you easy access to the kitchen.

There is lots more information about our bi-folding doors here, where you will discover that they are not just great for summer, but all-year round.


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