Asymmetrical OverhaulTraditional Patio, Vancouver
12’ NanaWall opens to large deck, creating fluid transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces
Ovation Award Finalist: Best Renovated Room & Best Renovation: 250K - 499K
Photos by Ema Peter
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Folding Glass DoorsThe folding glass door is another nice way of creating a large opening that allows the distinction between inside and outside to disappear. The advantage that the folding glass door has over, say, the telescoping door is that it allows for a big opening from corner to corner when there isn't an opportunity to create pockets in the wall for the panels to slide into.Folding glass doors can be set up so that one of the panels is hinged, acting like a standard door. This way, when you want to go in or out, you don't have to open the entire door.Cost: Folding glass doors can be pricey, especially the better ones that are easily operated. You should budget about $1,000 to $1,500 per lineal foot. So a 20-foot-wide opening would cost about $20,000 to $30,000.
Brookes really opened my eyes — as well as the eyes of many other young horticulturalists and garden designers — to his belief that the garden was fundamentally a place for use by people, not just a static picture.In the '50s and '60s, gardening had not kept pace with the influence of design in other lifestyle areas, probably because it was still mainly seen as an old person's hobby. Almost in an instant, however, Brooke's alternative ideas really did change the way we thought of our garden spaces and how we could design and use them.Room Outside became my bible, influencing not only how I looked at garden design, but also how I physically drew my plans, copying his fluid draftsmanship with ink on tracing paper in the days before CAD.
Consider the new glass doors that fold up, slide in and disappear. If a wide-open space is what you are after, check out companies that offer innovative new products perfect for indoor-outdoor living, like NanaWall. Choose from models that fold up accordion-style, slide into recessed wall pockets and more.