Unique alternatives for your patio door

In today’s housing climate, more and more homeowners are looking for unique and quirky ways to improve their home, both as a smart long term investment and to put their own stamp on a property. The latest trend home improvers are focusing on is the transition between their indoor and outdoor space. In today’s competitive housing market tired and faded patio doors just won’t cut it anymore! That is why people are turning to the latest in modern window and door alternatives to give their home the wow factor.


We start with bi-folding doors, which are fast becoming one of the most popular home improvement projects for homeowners, and with good reason. The bi-folding door boasts an extremely contemporary design and the unique benefit of creating an almost entirely clear opening between your indoor and outdoor living area. Perfect for BBQs on those long summer days. Not to mention aluminium bi-folding doors are a low maintenance and extremely practical addition to any house.


Sliding doors are a sleek and sophisticated addition to a home. Unlike the framework of a bi-folding door, the sliding door’s large glass panels allow for uninterrupted views, perfect if you have a beautiful garden that you want to show off year round.

For an unusual twist on the classic design, try installing multiple sliding doors to create several interesting ways to enter and exit your house. Two sliding doors opening out from a corner can really enhance a seamless transition between indoors and out, giving the impression that the walls of your home can easily slide away to let the outdoors in.

Renew a classic

Want to create a unique twist on your patio door but also keep the classic French window design? Maybe you prefer the simple functionality of the French door or your space is not suited to another design. Why not update your doors with a new material or colour? Replace old wooden or PVC doors with a slimline frame to give the impression your doors are made entirely of glass, maximising the amount of natural light in your home and adding a contemporary touch to a traditional French window.

If you are looking for a simpler and faster way to make your patio door stand out, why not give your doors a coat of paint. Make an impact with a bold statement colour or keep it simple and striking with a bright, fresh white. The great thing about this option is, if you don’t like it you can change it!


The newest, and one of the most visually interesting doors to hit the market is the pivoting door. This door pivots on a 90 degree angle to allow access from your home to the garden. While not giving your home the seamless transition we have seen with the other options, the unusual doors give your home an edgy, alternative look.

So there you have it! If you are willing to get creative with your doors and think a little outside the box, you can end up with something uniquely special for your home.