San Diego (and Southern California) lifestyle trends are moving designers and builders to create spaces-which are blended together by sliding folding patio doors-that allow for a seamless interface of both indoor and outdoor living and hospitality. As quoted in San Diego Magazine's PCBC edition, Dawn Davis stated: "Given San Diego's climate and landscapes, it's no wonder we want our homes to be infused with elements of nature."
Another trend influencing this blending of indoor/outdoor environments through folding door systems was the recent recession's impact on home building. Large homes are not economical if the space is wasted. The right design gives homeowners a more spacious feeling, using less area (at less cost). Thus, outdoor spaces have become more critical to expand a family's living area. Utilizing collapsible style accordion doors, bi-folding doors, folding glass walls, or curtains open up San Diego houses to patios, gardens, cooking areas,swimming pools and decks. Paul Barnes, President of Shea Homes, says "The indoor/outdoor relationship is more transparent...The square footage of the home will be less, but the home will live just as large, if not larger."
T Group Windows and Doors attended this conference and shared their innovative folding door design ideas with attendees, builders, architects and colleagues. Opening up San Diego County homes to embrace the natural beauty surrounding the county, while conserving land, materials and the environment, while also conserving building and extra square footage costs-that is the focus for the present and future of Southern California building contractors, as emphasized in this year's PCBC convention.
T Group takes pride in joining their construction colleagues to deliver a more quality and efficient living experience by contributing the folding, sliding door systems to their homes.