Create Your Perfect Master Bedroom Retreat with Sliding Glass Walls
Dec 13, 2021
When the world outside is stressful, having a quiet and serene master bedroom retreat awaiting your arrival can help you find your balance. A little sense of peace can easily be found within an open-air environment with cozy nooks and a restful atmosphere. We all deserve a little quiet place to rest, or even to retreat to and get a little work done.
That said, many bedrooms can feel rather closed off due to their small windows and doors, leaving you wondering how to create an open-air design. The answer? Sliding glass wall systems. With the installation of a sliding glass wall, you can increase natural light, enjoy fresh, clean air, and create the living space of your dreams.
Ready to get started? Here’s what you need to know about creating a master bedroom retreat with sliding glass panels.
What is a Master Bedroom Retreat?
A master bedroom retreat is a space where you can get away from it all and unwind after a long day. You can put the entire focus on the bedroom set and other spots for rest and rejuvenation. Or integrate a cozy work area into the design for when you need to get a few tasks done in a quiet area.
The bedroom retreat should serve as a private space, but an indoor-outdoor connection is a must. By opening up the space to the outdoors, you can let the beauty of nature work its magic on demand. On top of that, it should be easy to close everything back up in an instant, restoring your complete privacy and quiet solitude.
How to Create a Fresh and Airy Bedroom Retreat
Sliding glass wall systems are key when it comes to creating a fresh and airy master bedroom retreat. By replacing basic windows and doors, the glass panels beautifully open up the space, creating a smooth indoor-outdoor transition.
When closed, they keep your home safe and secure while providing protection from the elements. Upon pulling the glass panels open, you get unobstructed views of the surrounding area plus tons of fresh air.
The glass sliding panels maximize natural light as well whether they’re in their open or closed positions. Exquisite window treatments allow you to block out the light with the pull of a cord plus add drama to the sliding door design.
Regular windows and doors cannot achieve the beauty and function of glass wall systems, especially if you want a resort-quality aesthetic. Compared to the sliding door panels, windows and doors have too much wall space in between each section, take too long to open, and fail to make the space look elegant.
Best Types of Glass Wall Systems for Bedrooms
When it comes to signature glass wall systems for bedrooms, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The type of glass panels you get largely depends on the characteristics of the space and your preferences. Here’s a look at the top door systems from Panda Windows & Doors.
Lift and Slide
A true classic in the sliding glass door world, the Lift and Slide design beautifully opens up the master bedroom space. Each panel covers up to 100 square feet and works in practically any architectural design. You can even have your panels designed to move in opposite directions, so you can push the glass doors open like a set of elegant curtains.
The panels can sit on an optional recessed track that only sticks up 3/16 of an inch from the floor surface, boasting a barefoot-friendly design that works great in master bedrooms. The bottom track does all the work when it comes to moving the door panels, which creates a weightless sensation as you move each one.
The Lift and Slide panels come in a wide range of finishes, including faux wood and powder-coated metal, to best suit your bedroom décor. As for the glass, you can get panels rated for moderate weather, extreme conditions, or even hurricanes. Across all types, they’re fitted with v-gaskets at the top, bottom, and sides to create a water- and air-tight seal in all weather conditions.
When nothing else will do but larger-than-life sliding glass panels, you need the TS.X0 Slim Profile Multi-Slide System in your life. These massive panels open up the walls from floor-to-ceiling, offering recessed jambs and headers and spanning up to 16 feet tall.
Despite its colossal size, the glass door system stays strong in the face of extreme temperatures and weather. The durable craftsmanship and multi-point locking systems offer excellent protection against forced entry as well.
Each glass panel can cover up to 250 square feet of space, while still feeling completely weightless when moved along the track. They have an attractive aluminum profile that’s lightweight yet strong and can come in many attractive finishes, including faux wood.
If you prefer the look and function of folding glass doors, go beyond sliding door systems with unique Folding Doors. Also known as accordion and bi-fold doors, this system creates a stack of panels as you push the doors open. When closed, the panels create a seamless wall of glass that still lets in plenty of natural light. You can even have a daily door installed in the panel to allow quick entry and exit.
With help from your Panda Windows and Doors rep, you can customize the folding glass panel system to best suit your home design and your preferences. The panels come in flat and curved configurations that can move together in one direction or go their separate ways to open up at both sides of the track. It’s even possible to get zero-post corner arrangements if you want to accentuate the view.
Like the other glass walls, these panels come in a wide variety of finishes and offer supreme protection from moderate to extreme weather. In addition to their weather-resistant gaskets, they have pinch-proof EPDM bubble gaskets that keep little fingers safe from harm.
How Much Do Sliding Glass Walls Cost?
When installing a sliding glass system in your home, the costs will vary considerably. Every glass wall system is built to fit the space using the selected panel and track styles. The price depends on the sliding or folding door model, the track style, total size of the system, and the desired finish.
You can get a personalized quote from your local windows and doors company, so you can work this project into your budget. They will measure the space and discuss your design preferences to build your perfect door system.
Benefits of Sliding Glass for a Master Bedroom Retreat
Although it’s tempting to simply go for bigger windows or install French doors, a full sliding glass system is well worth the investment. By opening up a whole wall with glass panels, you can enjoy all the following benefits.
Sliding and folding glass doors have the power to transform your master bedroom into a resort-quality space. The resulting design will feel like an exceptionally high-end retreat without the matching price tag. As a result, you’ll get to live in the lap of luxury every time you step foot into your bedroom.
Indoor Outdoor Living
Each time you pull open the glass panels, you effectively double your living space while opening up your bedroom to the outdoors. With that move, the air quality in your home instantly improves, making it easy to do your stress-busting breathing exercises. On top of that, you get to enjoy an open view of the world around you without having to leave the comfort of your bedroom.
More Natural Light
Whether they’re open or closed, glass walls let in more natural light than is possible with basic windows. Even sliding glass doors and French doors cannot compete with the amount of daylight that comes through the full glass panels.
Home Value Increase
Between their upscale aesthetic and amazing functions, glass wall systems easily boost the value of your home. Furthermore, buyers will show much more interest in viewing the property once they get a look at the glass-wall-adorned master bedroom. You may even see a bidding war break out as buyers go head to head for the opportunity to call your home their own.
If you love putting sliding and folding glass doors in your bedroom, think about how well they’d work in other parts of your home as well. Then, get in touch with your windows and doors experts to explore the possibilities and get a quote.
Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Bedroom Retreat
Sliding glass door systems set the stage for an amazing master bedroom retreat, but the rest is up to you. As you put the finishing touches on your design, your efforts will create a space that rejuvenates your body, mind, and soul within moments.
To create space that makes you want to retreat to bedroom bliss, consider adding:
- Neutral colors and textures throughout
- Cozy pillows and throws in a variety of materials
- Essential oil diffusers with soft, woodsy scents
- Leafy green plants at strategic positions
- Colorful works of art above the bed
- Storage to help decrease the clutter
Beyond that, you’ll want to put the focus on your bedroom set by getting a high-quality mattress and the linens to match. Consider putting a small desk or seating area near the glass wall panels, so you can relax in style while enjoying the indoor-outdoor experience.
By using sliding glass doors to create a fresh and calming master bedroom retreat, you’re ready to get away from it all at a moment’s notice. Thanks to your efforts, you’ll always have a place to go after a long, hard day or when you simply want to relax and watch the world go by. To learn more, we invite you to request a quote.
With minimal maintenance, clean, well-installed Panda windows and doors will continue to add value to your property and improve your experience at home for many years to come. Building products to stand the test of time, architects, homeowners, and builders have come to know Panda as a reliable, fade-resistant, and low-maintenance choice.
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