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Lift-and-slide doors: Everyone is familiar with sliding doors, but have you seen such a monstrous one? Think of all the views you could take in! This is far from the squeaky metal or vinyl sliding doors with which most of us are familiar.
While some oversized doors are made custom, companies like BelleHaven Specialties and Door Studio offer a range of size, wood, finish and hardware options. Without inward or outward swings, sliding doors are phenomenal space-savers, especially when trying to achieve large doors spans without taking up precious real estate. This design accentuates the doors with contrasting wood frames.
Taking lift-and-slide a step further, Nanawall's BeyondLiftSlide product is a multi-panel system of glass walls that glide open on a single track and stack into a pocket or to the side.
Marvin offers a similar product.
Pivot doors. Pivot doors swing on a central hinge and are supported completely by a bottom arm, putting all the weight on the floor, rather than the frame. This makes it possible to use extremely heavy doors and reduce wear and tear on the frame. In additional to being aesthetically pleasing and architecturally interesting, pivot doors can be used for fire-rated openings, meaning they are appropriate for exterior use in many applications.