Discover the Advantages of Kitchen Sliding Doors for Your Home

by Pulkit Singh | January 4, 2024 | 4 mins read

Kitchen sliding door design for your dream kitchen

Check out the numerous advantages of a kitchen sliding door design

Let’s talk about doors. They are essential, functional, and the last thought on a homeowner’s mind — whether renovating or building a house from scratch these days. Ornate doors are a thing of the past — our ancestors had beautifully carved doors, but space and budget constraints have pushed us to choose simple and plain doors, especially in the kitchen. We ask you to rethink. Kitchen sliding doors are an excellent option for those who want to glam up their homes without compromising on space. 

Kitchen sliding door designs will make your eyes pop. These smart and decorative doors could be made of transparent glass, frosted glass or even wood. The frame options are a robust market on their own — wooden and metal frames with or without designs throng the shops. Let’s delve into the world of kitchen sliding door ideas and find out more about their pros and cons. 

Kitchen Sliding Doors Are Easily Customisable

Kitchen sliding doors can be customised to suit the needs of the homeowner. The classic timber doors take up space and money compared to sliding doors. uPVC doors rate highest in terms of aesthetics and therefore are the first choice of modern homes.

Another upside of kitchen sliding door designs is that they are versatile. They look good inside and outside. They will fit seamlessly between the dining room, the kitchen, or its balcony.

Kitchen sliding door design can be customised to suit the needs of the homeowner
Sliding doors are perfect for a narrow kitchen
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Kitchen Sliding Doors Are Durable

Kitchen sliding doors are lightweight, sturdy and durable — a perfect package. High moisture spaces like the kitchen do better with waterproof doors. Sliding doors fulfil that requirement to the hilt. The accompanying wood pile drives away dust and water; the in-built drainage helps to prevent water from stagnation. To improve their longevity, regular vacuuming is enough.

Sliding door for kitchen entrances is lightweight, sturdy and durable
Kitchen sliding doors offer seamless connectivity

Kitchen Sliding Doors Are Cost And Energy Efficient

Sliding doors for the kitchen entrance or the kitchen balcony won’t make a hole in your pocket. They cost way less than wooden doors and last longer. Easy to remove, easier to clean, they are simple to maintain — a spurt of water or glass cleaner, a wipe of clean cloth and you are done with cleaning them.  

Kitchen sliding doors are energy efficient. They are often air-tight and provide an insulative element to the room. They keep heat and chill at bay. The installation costs of sliding doors can be recovered with energy savings.

Kitchen sliding doors cost way less than wooden doors and last longer
Kitchen sliding doors allow in ample natural light

Kitchen Sliding Doors Are Space Saving

No matter how large, kitchens are still one of the smallest rooms in the house. One of the most obvious advantages of using kitchen sliding doors is their space efficiency. Hinged doors need ample area to swing open, unlike sliding doors which fit easily next to the wall. By using sliding doors, you can save a lot of space and use that to support some storage or create a space for gadgets in your kitchen. 

Using sliding doors between the kitchen and dining room or living room allows you to create two intimate areas or one large one, depending on your requirement. They also offer a wider access area that helps when moving large items like fridges and dining tables while renovating or shifting.

Sliding kitchen cabinet doors are benefits of space-saving
Sliding doors on kitchen cabinets save space

Kitchen Sliding Doors Are Aesthetically Appealing

The best bit about kitchen sliding doors? It is their exceedingly pleasant aesthetic appeal. They look great, adding an adorably clinical air to the kitchen without making the space look boring or uninviting.

Kitchen sliding glass door with a wood frame enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home interior
A sliding door between the kitchen and patio

Kitchen sliding doors offer many benefits apart from space, cost and ease of maintenance. Have you ever given a thought to how airy and bright your kitchen will look if you replace a thick, opaque door with a sliding door made of tempered glass? It will allow you to welcome the breeze in the summer months and sunlight in the winter ones. The burst of light will make the kitchen appear larger than it is.

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But security issues, you say? We have that covered too. Modern sliding doors use double-pane glass that is very strong and tough to break. You could also opt for shatter-proof glass. As far as peeping Toms are concerned, use tempered glass or a photo film over your transparent one to discourage nosy neighbours. You could also think about hanging blinds for a more decorative covering. 

The sliding doors offer uninterrupted views and natural light in a space that demands both. Here’s to happy, bright kitchens.

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Pulkit Singh is a home interior content writer at a design cafe

Pulkit Singh

Pulkit Singh is a ninja. An ex-Googler, her articles have been published in various online and offline media. If not slaying dragons or deadlines, she can be found near pots of tea and bookstacks. She is an army brat- her wandering childhood finds resonance now as a fauji's wife. And the reason why there are so many 'she' in this writeup is because she is often told that she has a boy's name. This is her living in denial.

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