Hilton Carter’s perfect entrance to the outdoors
Maximizing natural light
Creating an outdoor connection
The massive opening created by the open door is perfect for connecting with the new deck creating a combined space that’s perfect for entertaining and eliminates any awkward shuffling that might have occurred around a standard-sized patio door.
Outside of entertaining, Carter and his wife, Fiona, use the sun-soaked space as a daily retreat for themselves and, of course, as a nursery for their growing (literally) collection of greenery. “We wanted it to feel warm and inviting. In addition to the right textures and colors, natural light is a huge part of that,” Carter said.
Why Folding Outswing doors were the expert pick
In addition, it’s ideally suited for a remodel, because it can adapt to an existing space. Panels stack when open and run along a single track, which means they don’t require a thick wall, like some Big Doors do. In the context of a remodel where walls were being opened up to install larger windows, it wasn’t a huge leap to make the changes needed to install a Folding Outswing door — like installing a new header (the heavy beam across the top of a window or door that offsets the weight of a wall or roof and is key to making this type of door work). These reasons made the Folding Outswing door an accessible solution that fit Carter’s overall vision.