One of the latest design trends, especially in areas with plenty of sunshine, is the disappearing wall.
This is a wall in a living room, family room, great room, or even kitchen, which is constructed of glass panels that fold back out of the way to open up the entire width of the room to a patio or deck.
When closed, they keep out the weather while offering an almost unobstructed view to a secluded back yard or to a panoramic view. When open, they effectively make the outdoors a part of the indoor living space.
As the price of square footage within a home rises, disappearing walls can add less expensive square footage when opened to a covered outdoor area. Of course, some homeowners more than use up the savings by installing an outdoor kitchen, wiring for electronics, and even huge flat screen televisions in those outdoor living rooms.
While this trend is most popular in new construction, some homeowners see it as a remodeling option. With the right home configuration, an existing wall can be removed and replaced with these bi-fold window panels.
If it’s your kitchen rather than a living room/ great room that adjoins the deck or back yard, a company called NanaWall Kitchen Transition offers an answer. They’ve created a folding window that can be installed in the exterior wall over the kitchen cabinets. When combined with an adjoining wall that “disappears,” the kitchen becomes part of the outdoor living area.
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