7 Reasons Why Bifold Doors Are a Good Idea for Your Kitchen

Want to make the most of your outdoor space this summer? Expand your kitchen into the garden with bifold doors.

Now more than ever, we’re looking for ways to maximise our outdoor space at home. And when it comes to outdoor dining at home, there’s a lot you can do to improve your garden for social occasions. But before you splurge on a new outdoor kitchen, you should consider a more cost-effective and practical update to your existing kitchen. Adding bifold doors to your kitchen is a great way to open up your home to the outdoors, creating a breezy atmosphere to cook and dine in.

So, are bifold doors worth the investment? Here are the biggest benefits of adding them to your kitchen.

They allow you to blend your indoor and outdoor space

Bifold doors in a kitchen
Image: Bring the outdoors in with bifold doors in your kitchen. (Image via Bifold Doors UK)

One of the main advantages of adding bifold doors to your kitchen is removing the barrier between your garden and indoor space. Even when the doors are closed, the large expanse of glass will give you a lovely view of your outdoor space. Throw the doors open and you can really bring the outdoors in. If your kitchen opens up onto a terrace, you can choose matching kitchen floor and patio tiles to seamlessly blend the two spaces together and create a stylish setting for outdoor dining.

They make your kitchen space feel bigger

Kemphaus Kitchens in Bishop's Stortford
Image: An alternative to bifold doors – crittal style patio doors for a smart contemporary look (Kitchen by Kemphaus Kitchens)

Even the smallest of kitchens will feel more spacious with the addition of bifold doors. This is because the slim frames and huge glass windows create the illusion of more space by drawing the eye to the outdoor area beyond the end of the room. Compared to the bulkier frames of traditional French doors, bifold doors will make your kitchen space feel bigger. 

You will use bifold doors more often than an outdoor kitchen

Modern kitchen with bifold doors
Image: Matching kitchen floor and patio tiles create a seamless blend from outdoors to indoors. (Image via Urban & Grey)

Outdoor kitchens are becoming a trend this summer now that restrictions have lifted and we can invite more friends over. But is an outdoor kitchen really worth it when you live in the UK? They can cost around £6,000, and with our unpredictable weather and only the summer months to eat outdoors, you probably wouldn’t get your money’s worth. However, you’ll be able to use bifold doors all year round. It doesn’t have to be a perfect sunny day to open the doors and enjoy the fresh air in your kitchen.

They let more natural light into your kitchen

Property development in Cambridge by Kemphaus Kitchens
Image: A stunning white and very light kitchen at a property development in Cambridge (kitchen by Kemphaus Kitchens)

Bifold doors will add a bright and breezy atmosphere to any kitchen, no matter the shape or size. You’re effectively installing a wall of glass, which means natural light will flood into your kitchen to brighten things up and create a fresh feel to the space. And with lots of flexibility in terms of the size and number of leaves included in your doors, even small, dim kitchens will become brighter and more beautiful. 

Choose slim frames for a clean and minimal look

Aluminium frame bifold doors
Image: Choose slim aluminium frames for a modern look. (Image via Fineline Aluminium)

The best bifold doors have frames made of aluminium. And since aluminium is such a strong material, you won’t need thick and bulky frames to house the panes of glass. Aluminium allows you to have slimmer frames, meaning you can maximise the amount of glass in each pane and allow even more light into your indoor space. They also look neater and more modern, too.

Bifold doors give your kitchen more ventilation

Modern open plan kitchen
Image: Create a bright and breezy atmosphere in your kitchen with bifold doors (Image via Sunflex UK)

Being able to throw open the doors when you’re cooking up a storm will also improve the ventilation in your kitchen. This is especially useful for smaller kitchens where steam and smoke tend to build up. And on a hot summer’s day when your kitchen is feeling stuffy, you’ll really appreciate the fresh breeze blowing in through the open doors.

Bifold doors add value to your home

Bifold doors for kitchen
Image: Bifold doors add a standout design feature to your home. (Image via Sutton Design)

Adding bifold doors to your kitchen is an investment for your future, as they can add value to your property. This is especially true if you have an older property, since they will modernise the space. You also have the added security of the rigid frames and secure locking mechanism on bifold doors. And if you choose high quality aluminium frame doors, they will last much longer than French or sliding doors.

Are you wanting to make the most of your kitchen space this summer? We work closely with window and door designers to design kitchens that bring the outdoors in and the indoors out. Call us on 01279 758777 or email us at info@kemphaus.co.uk for a free consultation with our design team today!