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26th October 2018

Three ways to style glass doors in your home

Glass doors are an often overlooked, yet modern, subtly stylish and effective piece of furniture for the 21st century home.

Not too common that you’ll likely bump into one at your next housewarming party or friend’s dinner party, but also not too rare that you’ll never see one, a set of glass doors in a home hit that sweet spot for an added bit of unique personality.

However, once you’ve decided that you’d like to invest in a set of glass doors, there’s still the predicament of what to do with them. Where will you put them? How will you fit them into your existing décor? These are questions we will answer in this article.

 

Use glass to bring light into a room

One often forgotten element of glass – although also an obvious one when thinking outside the world of glass doors – is that they are completely transparent. What this transparency means for homes is much more than being able to see through them. Through careful planning and smart installation, your glass doors can bring extra, added natural light into a room.

This extra light adds a feeling of extra space and openness to a room, especially when carefully placed in relation to your windows. Cheaper than moving to a bigger house, or even building an extension, this savvy trick can make your house feel larger, lighter and easier on the eye – all without breaking the bank!

glass doors in the living room

Create an open plan look, without knocking down walls

If you’re a self-confessed, avid hoarder of niche memorabilia, cool vintage furniture or have a large collection of vinyl, chances are that you’ll want to show off your belongings to guests that you host, whatever your niche. Maybe simply catching a glimpse of your swingin’ sixties armchair is enough to make your day as you walk across your house.

Whichever way you’d like to give your furniture and belongings centre stage, a glass door can provide the transparency you need to deliver that ‘open plan’ look, without psychically knocking any walls down. Not only do they look great, but they’re cheaper than starting construction work on your house, and non-permanent if you suddenly decide you’d like your privacy back.

Install a sliding door for maximum modernity

While glass doors can add a touch of unique style to an otherwise ordinary home, a sliding glass door can further emphasise the modern, sleek and impactful effect that already exists.

Sliding doors benefit from the horizontal opening mechanism that they’re most known for. Opening sideward, as opposed to outwards, maximises a sliding door’s space-saving capabilities, meaning you’re able to leave it open without causing a hazard for young children, or leaving it looking a little untidy and messy. This is great news for those who want to ‘transform’ their homes quickly to an open style for Summer house parties or gatherings with lots of people throughout the year. But it also means that you can shut the doors when you want to, retaining that sleek, modern, see-through vibe you can only get from glass doors.

interior frosted glass door

Bonus tip: translucent glass doors

Okay so we said three tips, but we still have one left in the bag. Translucent glass doors, or frosted, are great for keeping privacy in certain rooms, whilst still adding a touch of sleek, timeless modernity to boot. Perfect for bathrooms, shower rooms or areas you’d like to keep a little low key and stop people peeking in.

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Top 3 Scary Movies

I love scary movies but I can’t watch them alone because I’m unable to go to bed afterwards! Ant’s not really a fan of them but he’ll watch them with me so he’s there to go upstairs with me when the movie is finished!

Scary Movies – Number 3…

I remember seeing my first scary movie when I was about 14 I think. It was A Nightmare on Elm Street and we had it on video. It was on the highest shelf which meant I wasn’t allowed to watch it. I had some friends around one afternoon while my parents were out. We decided to close the curtains and watch the scary movie!

A Nightmare On Elm Street poster - scary movies

Big Mistake!

We all acted cool and like it didn’t scare us but really, it terrified us. Whenever I hear children singing in the background on a movie it reminds me of A Nightmare on Elm Street and gives me chills!
The kids at school used to sing the Freddy song and I still don’t like hearing it:

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you.

Three, four, Better lock your door

Five, six, grab a crucifix.

Seven, eight, Gonna stay up late.

Nine, ten, Never sleep again….

Number 2 – Poltergeist

My second choice has to be Poltergeist. It still scares me now, both the original and the remake!

Poltergeist movie

Number 1 – The Entity

I don’t remember how old I was when I watched The Entity but I remember it scared me more than anything else I’d ever watched. It’s been years since I’ve seen it so I don’t know how I’d feel watching now but at the time, it stayed with me for weeks. I couldn’t stop thinking about it when the lights were off!

If you haven’t heard of or seen The Entity, please be warned it’s about a woman who gets raped by some kind of entity.

The Entity movie

Do you have a favourite scary movie?

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