Skip to main content

Sliding Glass and Sunken Floors

By October 9, 2017No Comments

Man oh man, there was a time back in the early 1970’s when the concept of a “sunken living room” was all the rage! A sunken living room was just that: the room sat several steps down from floor level. It’s hard to say what purpose it served, but the architectural wave was popular, just as wall-to-wall plush carpeting and beanbags were at the time.

What type of combination a sliding glass patio door would make combined with the sunken living room? It sounds like a recipe for disaster. That first step would be a doosey. Fortunately for homeowners, you don’t really find too many sunken living rooms any more. You do, however, find sliding glass patio doors! Now there is a concept that has aged gracefully and proven its worth over the years!

Smart Thinking

Surely you know that a patio door is not just functional, it also brings a room to life by providing natural light and expanding the view to the outside. The challenge is selecting the type of patio door that is functional, yet stylish. Sliding patio doors and hinged patio doors are two of the most popular styles and each model offers its own advantages and disadvantages.

Let’s breakdown some functional basics that will allow you to make an educated choice when you’re up to the challenge of purchase sliding glass patio doors for your home!

Adaptability and Flexibility

There are things that, over time, may have looked good on paper but failed the litmus test of reality. Anyone remember platform shoes? There was even a model with a goldfish in the heel. That’s a great example of something that wasn’t good on paper or realistic, but sliding glass patio doors? They are! The thing that makes sliding patio doors so versatile and flexible for meeting the needs of your room is that they have two or more panels with the ability to slide back and forth on a track.

Keep in mind that PRICE and STYLE are two factors will impact the majority of sliding glass patio door sales in Salt Lake City. It’s important to like the look of the doors, but you also need to be satisfied with how they “perform.”’

Go With the Pro’s

HomeStar Windows & Doors is one of the leading suppliers and installers of high quality and energy efficient garden windows, entry doors, patio doors, and French doors for homes in Sandy, West Jordan, South Jordan, Murray, Draper, Holladay, West Valley City, North Salt Lake, and surrounding areas in Salt Lake City, UT. Stop by in person (12278 S Lone Peak Pkwy Ste 102 Draper, UT 84020), give us a call (801)770-4703 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate today or email us at

When it comes to your home, the sunken living room will never make a comeback (we hope) but your Salt Lake City sliding glass patio doors will continue to withstand the test of time! When it comes to upgrading and/or installing garden windows in your home, let some light shine in with HomeStar Windows & Doors.

Leave a Reply