Whether it’s for a French-style villa or a modern container home, sliding patio doors are great features. Not only do they contribute to the overall aesthetic of the structure, but these doors deliver great function as well.
And speaking of patio doors’ impressive functions, which include letting natural illumination and ventilation in, they offer a handful of unexpected advantages, too. Creative folks understand that these implements are not mere doors. Patio doors can be transformed in numerous ways for your family’s entertainment and for the improvement of your home’s design.
To prove that, listed below are six creative ideas executed on patio doors.
1.A learning board
If Harvey Levin, the founder of celebrity news website TMZ, can use a glass “board” to take note of the latest Hollywood rumours, there is absolutely no reason for you not to be able to do something similar to your glass patio doors.
A lot of parents discover that their children actually enjoy learning with the help of washable opaque markers and a glass patio door. The door serves as a board that you can write lessons on to help your children study.
The little ones get a kick out of using a glass learning board, and they love it even more if they can use the most vibrant washable markers for writing.
2.A canvas for painting
Do not waste paper. Instead, purchase a set of washable paints from your local craft store and create your artwork on the patio door. Just make sure to protect the tracks and the floor when you use the glass component of the door as your canvas.
You can paint your dream garden on it if you simply do not have a place to grow blooms and plants, or any scene you fancy. Other people, meanwhile, use their patio doors to celebrate the changing seasons; they paint everything from fake frost to autumn pumpkins on the door, as if they were display windows of business establishments.
3.A clutter control centre
You can attach adhesive utility hooks to the glass door and hang small boxes for the hooks where you can store light and small items that typically clutter your home.
Alternatively, if you have a knack for DIY construction projects, consider attaching a slim plank of wood to the frame of the patio door. If you set the shelf (which the plank of wood creates) low, you can place small potted plants on it. if you set the shelf high, you can place everything from Bluetooth speakers to other small devices on it.
4.A “game central”
You can play a variety of games on your sliding glass patio door that the entire family can join. Try creating a grid for tic-tac-toe. You can also play Hangman on it, as well as Pictionary. Again, you just need washable markers.
5.An inspirational poster
You can use inspirational wall decals on patio doors instead of buying posters. Wall decals or stickers are perfect for artistic projects for most glass components in the house. You really just have to peel them off their pack and stick them to glass to put up an inspirational quote that everyone can see every day.
6.A “new” stylish door
A few treatments can transform the look of your patio door to elevate its style. Take a cue from design guru Joanna Gaines. She uses reclaimed materials such as wood and iron to give sleek glass patio doors this flea market-style charm.
Those who are not keen on working with heavy materials such as those aforementioned can use washi tape, which is actually quite affordable and versatile, to create pretty lines and swirls.
All in all, indeed, a glass patio door is not just a door. It can be anything you want it to be as long as you have a collection of materials that are compatible with the materials of your door. Hopefully, the ideas shared here can help you discover other creative pursuits for transforming your sliding glass patio doors.
Carmen Velilla is an experienced Brand Manager currently overseeing the strategic development of multiple brands as part of the Epwin Group. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM), specializing in Corporate Communication and Digital Marketing.