Hilton Carter’s perfect entrance to the outdoorsPlant stylist and author Hilton Carter brings to life an indoor/outdoor space in a four-season climate.
Maximizing natural light
Creating an outdoor connection
The massive opening created by the open door is perfect for connecting with the new deck creating a combined space that’s perfect for entertaining and eliminates any awkward shuffling that might have occurred around a standard-sized patio door.
Outside of entertaining, Carter and his wife, Fiona, use the sun-soaked space as a daily retreat for themselves and, of course, as a nursery for their growing (literally) collection of greenery. “We wanted it to feel warm and inviting. In addition to the right textures and colors, natural light is a huge part of that,” Carter said.
Why Folding Outswing doors were the expert pick
In addition, it’s ideally suited for a remodel, because it can adapt to an existing space. Panels stack when open and run along a single track, which means they don’t require a thick wall, like some Big Doors do. In the context of a remodel where walls were being opened up to install larger windows, it wasn’t a huge leap to make the changes needed to install a Folding Outswing door — like installing a new header (the heavy beam across the top of a window or door that offsets the weight of a wall or roof and is key to making this type of door work). These reasons made the Folding Outswing door an accessible solution that fit Carter’s overall vision.