Open plan living is popular in the residential building segment as it opens up spaces, enhances lighting and encourages family interaction.

However, there are times when you may need some privacy and quiet for study, work or personal time. You can create a small private space within your open plan design using Carinya cavity sliding doors.

Cavity sliding doors are designed to slide out of sight into a hidden wall cavity when not in use. Highly versatile in application, the door can be used internally to convert a larger space into smaller zones or externally to maximise openings to the outdoors.

The amount of space needed to incorporate cavity doors varies depending on the size and number of door panels required for the opening. You can make room for these doors during the design stage or renovations. Carinya’s door specialist works in conjunction with the builder/ installer to ensure the design allows for adequate space and the correct frame size.

Carinya cavity sliding doors are also ideal for integrating indoor-outdoor living spaces. In such exterior facing applications, the width of the opening is maximised as the cavity door can be completely retracted inside the adjacent wall.

The Centor S1E screen can be installed to protect the home from insects and the sun. When not in use, it conveniently retracts inside the system’s frame. The opaque finish provides additional privacy benefits and also doubles as a movie projection screen at night.

For additional security, Invisi-Gard’s 316 stainless steel security screens can be used with Carinya cavity sliding doors, although they are fitted inside the house and not contained within the building envelope.

By easily converting open plan areas into flexible private spaces, cavity sliding doors offer homeowners the best of both worlds. Consult with a Carinya door specialist on the most appropriate solution to create the desired living environment.

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