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What Are the Advantages of a Glass Pivot Door?

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  • Written By: Karize Uy
  • Edited By: Lauren Fritsky
  • Last Modified Date: 28 November 2019
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Glass pivot doors are not as commonly used compared to framed or hinged doors, but they hold many benefits. Generally, the advantages of a glass pivot door are style, function, and practicality. When it comes to style, glass pivot doors can add a touch of flair and elegance, especially for rooms that are designed modernly or minimally. The doors also allow guests an unobstructed view of what is on the other side, whether it is the outdoor view on the patio or the cozy sitting room around the fireplace.

The transparency of a glass pivot door also creates an illusion of a bigger space and a smooth and easy connection among the rooms, such as between the living and the dining room. The glass also lets in sunlight freely, making for a very efficient use of energy during the day. For rooms that need privacy, such as in bathrooms or kitchens, frosted or sanded glass can be chosen for the pivot doors. A glass pivot door is also very versatile because it can go with any design theme of the room. The glass can even be stained into any color to fit a color scheme of the room, or to play with the lighting colors.

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Not many people know it, but a glass pivot door can be more convenient than a wooden hinged door. For one, guests and homeowners alike will not have to worry about bumping into someone or something, because they can clearly see what is on the other side of the door. A pivot door also does not necessarily require a doorknob, which means it can be opened and closed with just a little push. This is especially handy for when a person is carrying large boxes and does not have a free hand to twist the doorknob and open the door.

A small-spaced room is usually very limiting, especially when installing doors and windows that take up space when opened. A glass pivot door is one practical solution to solve a small space dilemma, because it takes up only half of what a usual hinged door occupies when it is pushed sideways. It is also very practical for small bathrooms.

Installing pivot doors can also prove to be easier and more flexible, especially for domed entryways that make it difficult to install hinged doors. Pivot doors are usually installed using hinges on the ceiling and on the floor, not on the sidewalls, so installing it on rounded doorways is more convenient. A glass pivot door is also easier to clean, as it only requires a little wiping, and it does not hold a lot of dust.

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