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Tuesday, April 24 2018
If you already have a pool house, you know how useful and convenient they are. If you don’t have one and have space for one, you should highly consider adding one to your home. A smart investment on a pool house will allow you to reap the benefits for years to come.
1. Additional Entertainment Space
A pool house will provide additional entertainment space for family and guests. When having a party or barbecue, the pool house can provide more indoor seating and a spot for guests to mingle.
2. Space for Kids
With a pool house comes the benefit of having a space for your kids to hang out. During the summertime this can be a place for kids to use the bathroom or dry off and change out of their swim suits, so they aren’t walking through the house soaking wet and leaving puddles of water in their wake. Towels, sunscreen, and pool toys can all be stored in the pool house for easy access.
3. Extra Kitchen and Bar
Having a pool house kitchen and bar is great for your entertainment needs. You can store snacks and refreshments here for guests to enjoy. The Bi-Fold Windows featured on this pool house create a "passthrough" window—perfect for parties and events which require a bartender!
4. Outdoor Dining
Your new pool house isn’t complete without Bi-Fold Patio Doors creating the ultimate transition from your indoor to outdoor entertainment space. You could also choose Multi-Slide, Lift and Slide, or French Swing Patio Doors to achieve your alfresco living dreams!
Tuesday, April 17 2018
Winter is officially over and it’s time to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather! Time spent by the pool or on the patio can be relaxing, but how about time spent in your very own tranquil secret garden? Creating a secret garden in your outdoor space will give you a peaceful paradise to retreat to when you need a quiet moment alone, a brunch spot, or an outdoor reading nook!
The most important aspect of your secret garden is the flowers. You want your garden to bring you joy, so including your favorite flowers and shrubbery is a must! Whether you love the scent of lavender, the color of snap dragons, or the low-maintenance of succulents, be sure to pick plants based on how they make you feel.
Including a fountain or waterfall in your garden can increase the tranquility of your space—there is nothing more relaxing than the sound of water slowly trickling down into a pool below. If powering a mechanical pump is not practical, utilizing a bird bath is a nice alternative.
Every garden needs a comfy bench to curl up on. Choose a spacious bench that will be comfortable enough to spend hours lounging on while you read your favorite book. Add some cute pillows and a throw to increase coziness and aesthetic. Pair a patio table with your garden seating to create a tea party and outdoor brunch spot all your family and guests will love!
The garden is complete with a special gated entrance. You can easily achieve this by purchasing a gated arbor sold here. Having some form of entrance to your garden will make it feel more secluded and private, providing you with a more tranquil and relaxing experience!
If you could access this paradise by stepping through your Bi-Fold, Multi-Slide, Lift and Slide, or French Swing patio doors, how often would you escape to this quiet hideout with a cup of coffee or tea and a good book?
Tuesday, April 10 2018
We are excited and proud to announce our new product: The Energy Solutions Euro Clad Bi-Fold Patio Door! This product is the ultimate solution to your prescriptive energy needs. Opting for our Energy Solutions Bi-Fold can save you money and help you live an eco-friendly life!
Our Energy Solutions Bi-Fold is NFRC rated and Title 24 prescriptive compliant, with outstanding energy performance ratings—it has a U-Factor of 0.30 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.19*. This means that your Bi-Fold Door System can keep heat in during the winter and resist unwanted heat gain during the summer. Its Euro-Slim stiles and rails, 2 ¼” thick panels, and a minimum 5 5/8” jamb contribute to the overall energy efficiency of the product. Source: NFRC.org
*When Solarban 70 with Argon Gas or Cardinal LoE 366 with Argon Gas are selected.
Because this door is energy efficient, homeowners with the Energy Solutions Euro-Clad Bi-Fold can save money on heating and cooling bills. Additionally, energy efficient doors raise a home’s value, and increase appeal to potential buyers.
Any AG Millworks Bi-Fold sill option may be used with the Energy Solutions Bi-Fold, including the Raised Aluminum Sill, the Ultra Guide Track System, and the ADA Compliant Ultra Guide. This product also has various glass options including Cardinal, Solarban, Guardian, and more.
To learn more about the Energy Solutions Euro Clad Bi-Fold’s options and features, please see our new product page here.
Tuesday, April 03 2018
A ranch style guest house enjoys maximum entertainment space with an AG Millworks Window-Door Combination.
In search of a solution to connect their charming guest house to the beautifully crafted pool and patio space, the owners of this home opted for a window-door combination.
The Bi-Fold Window Unit opens to the outdoor kitchen and entertainment area and creates a passthrough window with additional dining space at the counter.
On this Window-Door System, the window locks to the counter and head jamb, and the door and window lock together without additional framing to impede the view.
The project is complete with AG’s Multi-Slide Door Unit, shown at right elevation of the guest house, expanding the space further. The owners were ecstatic with the outcome—the ultimate indoor-outdoor living experience they can enjoy for years to come!
Request a quote now for the Window-Door Combination of your dreams!