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A Year in Review: Our Favorite Indoor/Outdoor Folding and Sliding Door Projects from 2019
Thursday, December 26 2019

This past year has been one full of productivity, prosperity, and growth here at AG Millworks. In 2019, we completed our Title 24 Compliant patio door line, we were recognized for our superior customer service and awarded a Best of Houzz award, we welcomed three new sales representatives to our team, and most importantly, we helped hundreds of homeowners create the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of their dreams. As we reflect on this past year, we can’t help but look at all the incredible projects our handcrafted doors were featured in.


1 | Modern Folding Door Paired with Folding Kitchen Passthrough Window

This project in Encinitas, California features an AG Millworks folding door and window. The home was purchased as a fixer upper and underwent a complete remodel.

Architect Jan Solomon from Solomon Interior Design Inc. and Elysian Contractors Inc. teamed up to design and build a brand-new space with a modern feel. The all-white kitchen and large openings to the outdoors make the medium-sized kitchen feel spacious, airy, and bright.

The folding kitchen passthrough window creates extra bar seating and makes serving food on the patio a breeze. The young homeowners’ dream of having an indoor/outdoor living space where they can relax, prepare food, and entertain guests is now a reality.

2 | Huge Sliding Glass Doors Create Extraordinary Views

This project in Westlake Village, California features an AG Millworks sliding glass door and a matching transom. The homeowner moved here from Canada and wanted to create a more modern space that is connected to nature.

With a residential design background, the homeowner took it upon himself to re-design the kitchen and living areas and create the space of his dreams. The kitchen features a large, spacious island with bar seating, and a beautiful counter-to-ceiling backsplash.

Though the entire space radiates a unique and modern design, the showstopper is the huge 10-foot tall AG Millworks sliding glass door paired with a matching transom above it. This door creates massive views of the surrounding mountains and brings the outside in.

3 | Elegant Sliding Doors Create Open-Air Dining

This project in Solvang, California features an AG Millworks multi-slide door. The homeowners decided it was time for a home upgrade and underwent a full-home remodel.

The dining room was a special spot where the homeowners entertained, enjoyed family dinners, and hosted game night. The homeowners wanted to connect the dining room to the outdoors and create an al fresco dining and entertaining experience. They also wanted to embrace the surrounding nature and mountain views, and showcase the beauty of their brand-new infinity pool

A simple and elegant AG Millworks multi-slide door that meets in the middle created this indoor/outdoor connection that they were looking for. The door system includes a retractable accordion screen to protect the home from insects and other unwanted debris.

4 | Two Folding Doors Create Indoor/Outdoor Media Room

This project in Yorba Linda, California features two AG Millworks folding doors. The homeowners wanted to upgrade their design and create a home built for entertaining.

The media room is on the west side of the house and overlooks the surrounding hills and mountains, making it the perfect space to install large glass bi-fold doors. Two adjacent AG Millworks folding doors make walls disappear and completely open the room to the outside.

In addition to the media room, the homeowners updated their outdoor entertainment area and built a custom outdoor kitchen with bar and barbecue area. Their new indoor/outdoor spaces are perfect for entertaining, hosting pool parties, and enjoying time together as a family.

5 | Folding Doors and Windows Completely Transform Home into Indoor/Outdoor Paradise

This project in Bellevue, Washington features two AG Millworks folding doors and one folding kitchen passthrough window. This was a special project by Gallagher Construction Inc., who took the home down to the foundation and rebuilt it to incorporate 10-foot walls and vaulted ceilings.

The homeowners dreamed of having a bright and open floorplan with high ceilings and a seamless connection to the outdoors. The home is adjacent to Bridle Trails State Park and is surrounded by a lush forest full of towering trees.

The bi-fold doors and window create 180-degree views and expand the living space to the outdoors and make entertaining on the expansive wrap-around deck luxurious and effortless. To learn more about this project, click here.

6 | Sliding Glass Doors Blur the Line Between Inside and Outside

This project in Irvine, California features two AG Millworks multi-slide doors with retractable accordion screens. Contractor TZ Remodeling remodeled the entire home to create a Mediterranean aesthetic inside and out.

What the homeowners really wanted was a cohesive indoor/outdoor space where they could entertain. Todd at TZ Remodeling trusted AG Millworks to handcraft two multi-slide door systems that would make the space feel larger and more connected to the beautiful outdoor patio and pool area.

When doors slide open, walls disappear and a smooth connection from indoor living space to outdoor entertainment area appears. The retractable accordion screens can open and screen the large openings and protect the home from unwanted insects.

7 | Two Folding Doors Create Large Openings in Main House and Detached Guest House/Studio

This project in Napa County features two AG Millworks folding doors. Old and outdated, the home underwent a complete upgrade and remodel by Vine Homes Napa. The new home boasts clean lines, fine finishes, and a modern farmhouse style design.

A folding door was installed in the main house to connect the great room to the backyard deck and pool. An identical folding door was used in the detached guest house/studio to extend the space to the outdoor living area.

The door systems make these cozy spaces feel bigger by extending them to the outside and letting in more natural light.

8 | Zero Corner Folding Doors Make Walls Disappear

This project in Lafayette, California features two AG Millworks folding doors. The homeowners decided their home was in need of a facelift and wanted a dramatic change. The new home is modern, bright, and made for outdoor living.

What was once dark, boxy, and closed off, is now open and bright. Walls were knocked down to create one large great room connecting the living, dining, and kitchen spaces. Two folding doors were used to make the rear walls disappear and completely open the home to the outdoors.

This complete elimination of two walls is possible with a reinforced and specially engineered header that can support the load. The two doors unfold and lock together when not in use.

9 | Folding Doors Create Fresh Air and City Views on the Balcony

This project in San Francisco, California features an AG Millworks folding door. Architect Shervin Tajbaksh and contractors Sage Building Company Inc. teamed up to update this traditional San Francisco dwelling. They created a modern and contemporary space with an open floor plan and plenty of city views.

The folding door opens the third level to the open-air. This main level features the kitchen, dining, and living spaces, and the balcony, which is the best spot to scope the city views. The far-reaching views and abundance of natural light can be enjoyed even when doors are closed.

10 | Two Folding Doors Create an Indoor/Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space

This project in Los Angeles, California features two AG Millworks folding door systems. The homeowner wanted to create a mid-century modern space with light colors, natural finishes, and exposed wood beams.

The all-white kitchen with concrete counters creates a very modern, industrial vibe. The natural wood finishes on the ceiling and folding doors add warmth and texture to the space.

The folding doors create a smooth extension to the outdoors and make the surrounding nature more accessible. The fresh air, natural light, and connection to nature makes the space feel relaxing and spa-like.

Creating an indoor/outdoor living room in your home is easy—learn more about how you can achieve the indoor/outdoor living space of your dreams here. To read about other AG Millworks folding and sliding door case studies, click here.

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