Many people have patio doors in their dining rooms or off a back room that allows them to get to the patio that they enjoy sitting on when the Louisville weather is nice outside. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a patio door in the master bedroom that leads to your very own outdoor area?
The Benefits of a Bedroom Patio Door
A bedroom patio door has three benefits.
First, it allows you to get fresh air in your room much quicker than you can with a window. Fresh air is better for our health, and it also helps us relax and sleep better at night.
Second, a patio door provides you with a larger source of natural light. This allows you to not have to turn on the lights during the day, and it is also better for your body to wake up to natural light than to an alarm clock.
Third and most importantly, a patio door to an outside patio area gives you immediate access to a place to sit outside right after you wake up. Because this area is private, you can go and sit out there in your pajamas and enjoy the morning air. And you don’t have to worry about waking up anyone else in the house or seeing anyone else in the house, like you would if you have to walk out of your bedroom to the other part of the house where the main patio door is.
Create a Privacy Area around Your Patio Door
If you are going to go to the trouble of having a wall knocked out and a patio door installed on your bedroom don’t neglect the area on the outside where the door is leading out to. Because the patio door is in the bedroom, most likely you would like to visit the outside in clothing that may not be appropriate for others to see. This outdoor area is also an extension of your bedroom, and just like with your bedroom you will want to have privacy in this outdoor area.
To create a more private location outside your bedroom’s patio door you can use decorative privacy fencing or privacy screens around the area.
But for those that are patient, the most beautiful way to create a closed off area is to grow one. You can do this by planting privacy shrubs and also training fast growing vines to grow up lattice that you have installed around this area.
The Best Patio Door to Use
Because room is at a premium in a bedroom, it is best to use a sliding/gliding patio door. This will prevent you from losing the valuable space in the bedroom that is needed for doors that swing open. Gliding/sliding patio doors stay flush with the wall and do not require extra space to open.
Any sliding or gliding patio door will work, but gliding French patio doors are recommended to add a decorative look.