Windows & Doors
Mar 17, 2013 9:04 am
We love the bifold doors option for our alfresco, but we don't like the timber look. I reckon white bifold doors would look lovely and fresh, but I can't see any examples anywhere! Is it really that rare? Does anyone have any pictures they can share? I don't even know whether we would go timber but paint them white, or if aluminium is a better option if we want them white?
We also THINK we like the look of white-painted front doors (would probably stay with timber doors but paint them for this option). Or does anyone have a different coloured painted front door, not stained timber? Maybe red, or a bold orange??
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Mar 19, 2013 9:25 am
hi there ..
our current home has a timber stained front door .. it looks great .. and was an "in" thing for the past so many years .. but we're building our home shortly .. and we're definitely NOT getting our door timber stained .. we'll be going with a painted look .. in the theme of whites and silver accents .. maybe a couple of bold stripes or abouts ... no glass either as we'll have a side light to play with ..
yes our idea is the same .. white looks fresh and welcoming .. also since our tiles are going to be darker like wood grain .. we need surroundings to be lighter .. same with our alfresco .. its going to be hardwood decking .. so the doors need to be white or the silver/grey aluminium type .. haven't decided that yet ..
on the topic of bold colors .. i've seen a couple of houses in my area that had a bright orange or a bright red / blue stripe on the door on a white/grey painted back ground (that's where we're getting the idea of white and silver) .. it looks nice if your facade colors can complement .. our facade doesn't have any orange/red so not getting the door accordingly .. you could try it out with yours?
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Mar 26, 2013 4:47 pm
Thanks for the reply bluemetal! I love the idea of your colour scheme - have you got any inspiration pics or have you seen any pictures? It would help to visualise it hey.
Anyone else got something they can show us?? Looks like we might be looking at white stacker doors now.
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Mar 27, 2013 7:48 am
White never dates... near my home we have some white bifold doors which we supplied. If I am passing I will take a pic...
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Mar 27, 2013 9:33 am
EmyN, there's heaps of pics if you google image "white bi-folds". Also check out some U.S. sites, particularly pics from homes in places such as the Hamptons and from the South. They seem to paint timber doors white far more often than they stain them.
I agree with what you and Ed have said. White is fresh, will never date and I believe they will need to be painted far less frequently than they'd need to be stained.
I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself.
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Apr 17, 2014 9:31 pm
We just went and checked out some white aluminium bifold doors at door plus the other day
I try post a pix for you Tommorrow
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Apr 18, 2014 7:55 am
Thanks mentone but this is an old thread, our white aluminium stacker doors are in! We found the aluminium bifold doors were just as expensive as timber and I thought the stacker doors were better at preserving the view when closed, as they have much bigger panels of glass. Am so happy we didn't go timber haha. And our front door will be painted (orange, not white) in the next few weeks...
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