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Choosing a flush-to-the-wall door: hinges, handles, and locks.

Flush-to-the-wall doors.
Flush-to-the-wall doors.
Flush-to-the-wall doors.

In flush-to-the-wall systems, details can make all the difference. Here are the secrets to choose the perfect flush-to-the-wall door.

Elegant and essential, flush-to-the-wall doors will bring class to the design of your home. But how do you choose a flush-to-the-wall door among the many available? As always, when shopping, the price/quality ratio has a great impact on your choice. But it is important that esthetics and functionality aren’t compromised by low cost. Which are the basic characteristics to which you should pay attention?

The details you should keep in mind when choosing a flush-to-the-wall door.

Flush-to-the-wall doors offer many advantages for those who love minimalism and space maximization. Space saving, the invisibility ensured by the absence of a frame, and essential design are some of the most appreciated advantages. The variety of models available – ranging from the hidden flush-to-the-wall door to the hinged version, from the pivot door to the floor-to-ceiling model – makes it possible to cater to any kind of furnishing requirement. But, personal preferences not with standing, there are some details you must never ignore to get the most out of a flush-to-the wall system.

Hinges.

A detail one often ignores when choosing doors is the hinges connecting the door to the frame. When dealing with flush-to-the-wall doors, the quality of the hinges is paramount to ensure optimal functioning. A door that aims to excel because of its invisibility when closed must of course be fitted with concealed hinges. Concealed hinges are set in the panel and in the frame to preserve the seamless effect, with a both esthetic and practical benefits. In fact, this kind of hinge, if of high quality, can prevent the door from warping and is more stable in time. The panel of the door will remain steadily anchored, preventing unwelcome sagging and warping.

Another essential feature for flush-to-the-wall door hinges is their alignment. Adjustable hinges make it possible to regulate height, depth and width, so as to compensate for any defect in the masonry or plasterboard. This ensures a perfect alignment of the door with the wall once it is closed.

Adjustable hinges.
Adjustable hinges.

Handles.

Flush-to-the-wall doors can be fitted with traditional handles of different shapes and models, or you could opt for hidden handles. In this case, the closed door is basically indistinguishable from the wall, as no element protrudes marking their presence. Hidden handles do not have a grip, rather a practical push-to-open system that activates the magnetic mechanism of the lock.

Flush-to-the-wall handles
Flush-to-the-wall handles

The lock.

A last, essential, feature you must keep in mind when choosing a flush-to-the-wall door is the type of lock. The ideal closure for a flush-to-the-wall door is a magnetic lock. Compared to traditional locks, magnetic locks prevent the frame from getting worn in time by the constant friction with the latch. Furthermore, a magnetic lock is particularly practical and silent, features which are very well suited to the discrete modernity of flush-to-the-wall doors. InvisibleDoor offers a vast selection of flush-to-the-wall doors, all of which feature adjustable and hidden hinges. Every door is fitted with a magnetic lock, available both in the version with a simple handle and with key and plug. Alternatively, there are also models without handles, with magnetic closing. Discover all the available models on our website.

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Flush-to-the-wall pivot door: elegance and airiness.

Flush-to-the-wall pivot door.
Flush-to-the-wall pivot door.
Flush-to-the-wall pivot door.

Practical and spectacular, the flush-to-the-wall pivot door is the veritable queen of contemporary design.

Imagine a wall pivoting to reveal a hidden world, just like in the best adventure movies. You can achieve a similar effect by choosing a flush-to-the-wall pivot door to install in your home. At a first glance, the closed door is identical to the housing wall, which makes for a homogeneous, smooth surface. A light pressure in the right place, and the door pivots, gradually opening onto a new, previously unsuspected space. The spectacular effect is thus ensured. What are the other advantages of a flush-to-the-wall pivot door?

Small spaces, monumental effect.

Who said that small rooms can’t have a great esthetic impact? The flush-to-the-wall pivot door is a perfect example to the contrary. The pivot door can be installed in any kind of structure, as it has no jamb or frame, thus making for an impression of grandeur. Furthermore, the space taken up by the opening is much more reduced compared to an ordinary swinging door. This is because the vertical pivot door rotates on its axis thanks to special pivoting hinges. Thus the swing of the door is equal to a portion of the panel for each of the two rooms onto which it opens. This is why this model is the ideal solution, regardless of the amount of space available.

Airiness and versatility.

If it is true that the pivot door represents a unique decorative element in itself, the fact that it can be adapted to suit all kinds of needs makes it all the more valuable to interior designers. Aside from the size, which of course influences the appearance of the door and the amount of light let in, its trim also plays a fundamental role. Devised to disappear into the wall, it can also be decorated or be used as an element of contrast, for an even more spectacular effect. Furthermore, the pivot opening gives an impression of airiness and levity, despite the essential sturdiness of the structure.

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The Invisible Wardrobe: A Solution for Small Spaces

flush-to-the-wall invisible wardrobe
flush-to-the-wall invisible wardrobe
Invisible-wardrobe flush-to-the-wall.

Functional and modern, invisible wardrobes can unburden even the smallest of rooms

Invisible wardrobes are a practical solution for any room in the house. Their space-saving functionality makes them precious allies in keeping everything tidy and uncluttered. Not only can they be useful for storing objects and clothing, but, thanks to their extremely essential design, they can contribute to the esthetics of the room. Here are all of the advantages of an invisible wardrobe and suggestions on the type to choose based on how much space you have.

The Advantages of Invisible Wardrobes in Interior Design

When dealing with limited surfaces, an invisible wardrobe can help make of the most of the available space. Having a closed cabinet in which you can hang things such as coats and scarves or store bags and backpacks will allow you to eliminate a fair amount of bulky and ungainly clutter. Furthermore, unlike a normal wardrobe, an invisible wardrobe doesn’t interfere with the design of the room, for when it is closed it creates a seamless wall, elegant and clean. This is why we highly recommend creating an invisible wardrobe using corners and recesses in the wall.      

Flush-to-the-Wall Invisible Wardrobe: Essential and Functional

If the invisible wardrobe is flush-to-the-wall, i.e. without frame or other protruding features, the faux-wall effect is even more effective. This type of wardrobe can be perfectly concealed by using the same paint used on the walls. Or you could choose to cover it in a unique way, playing with the perfectly flat surface, using stickers or wall paper, for example. It’s the perfect solution for all kinds of rooms: large bedrooms, with a decorative function, or smaller spaces, such as a hallway or a study. To further increase the impression of space, you could even choose an invisible wardrobe with mirror doors.      

Invisible Wardrobes with Sliding Doors

When you are choosing a flush-to-the-wall wardrobe, you can opt for the hinged version or go for sliding doors. If you choose the latter, the concealing system will slide the doors into the housing wall. Thus, they take up no space at all, eliminating the surface needed by the hinged door to open outwards. The installation calls for specific masonry work, not necessary when dealing with a hinged door, but the amount of space you save makes it worth the while. Otherwise, the invisible wardrobe may be installed in a drywall structure.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Interior Design Trends: 5 Ideas for Interior Doors.

2019 interior design trends: geometrical pattern.
2019 interior design trends: geometrical pattern.
2019 interior design trends: geometrical pattern.

From Geometrical Patterns to Trending Colors: Here Are the Interior Design Recommendations for Interior Doors, 2019.

Choosing the interior doors for your home is a delicate business. A fair portion of the house’s habitability and style will depend on their functionality and appearance. Having a look at the 2019 interior design trends can help you find your bearing among the many possible options, choosing the ones that are most suited to your personal needs and taste. The minimalist approach is still favored, both for its esthetic purity and the way it enhances spaces. So make way for invisible mechanisms and flush-to-the-wall sliding doors, which minimize clutter while favoring an essential elegance. And what about the style of choice? Here are the main 2019 trends for interior doors.

1.Interior door trends: geometrical patterns.

If you love a modern style and unique textures, this is the trend for you. Geometrical patterns– from the most basic to the most elaborate – are among the top trends in interior design this year. Their decorative appeal is surely spectacular, as long as they are carefully measured to avoid an unpleasant vertigo effect. The perfect solution is to choose one pattern and develop it with moderation in various furnishings, interspersing decorated surfaces with neutral tones and monochromes. Choosing flush-to-the-wall doors will allow you to play with the seamlessness of your wallpaper with great creativity and effectiveness.

2.Interior door colors: the 2019 palette.

2019 color trends will satisfy the needs of all styles. People with a more classic taste can adopt earth hues, from mushroom to terracotta, to pastel sage green, which can be applied to interior doors and combined with the colors of the walls. Lovers of more vibrant hues may choose the energetic Living Coral, the Pantone color of the year 2019. Yellow and peach are other hues you can pick for lively living rooms and effervescent children’s rooms, while gold and pink, if only in details, will bring a touch of refinement to even the most neutral locations.

3.Contrasting interior doors: make way for all sorts of combinations.

If the “invisible” effect works for an essential design, sometimes even a single contrasting detail can transform the appearance of a room, especially if the element in question is an interior door, varnished or covered with bold color combinations. This is made possible by the new 2019 trends, which sees not only complementary hues go hand in hand, but even different furnishing styles. Minimalism takes on an exotic vibe, the industrial style befriends vintage, and barriers become less strict.

4.Put flowers in your living rooms.

Wallpaper, which was already back instyle in 2018, is still the protagonist of interior design. Aside from the aforementioned geometrical patterns, you can choose a floral design, oriental or vintage in style, to decorate your interior doors. Or go for a multicolored jungle motif or exuberant maxi stickers.

5.Interior doors in decorated glass.

Glass is still one of the preferred materials for 2019. Decorated glass doors, with or without an aluminum frame, go perfectly with modern interiors or in a more classic setting. The presence of plants to offset their regenerating vitality is a healthy touch that can do nothing but good.

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Handleless Flush-to-the-Wall Doors: A Seamless Wall-Like Effect.

Handleless Flush-to-the-Wall Doors
Handleless Flush-to-the-Wall Doors
Handleless Flush-to-the-Wall Doors.

How to Make Doors Invisible by Making Them Handleless and Flush-to-the-Wall.

Would you like to add the seamless continuity of an invisible door to the design of your home? Flush-to-the-wall doors respond to this very need thanks to their unique features. Designed to eliminate any type of protrusion from the housing wall, handless-flush-to-the-wall doors have no frame or casing. This ensures a perfect esthetic and tactile homogeneity when they are closed, an ideal solution if you want to hide an opening or cover a recess or compartment in the wall. But they are also a design concept: you can paint doors and walls the same color or cover them with the same wallpaper, to enhance the mimesis. Or use decorations and contrasting colors, for effective combinations.

Handleless Flush-to-the-Wall Doors: When to Prefer Them.

Flush-to-the-wall doors can be hinged or sliding. The seamlessness of the closure is preserved in both cases thanks to special adjustable hinges and the invisible mechanism inside the wall. Of course, if you wish to achieve the impression of a completely flat, continuous wall, your best choice is a handleless flush-to-the-wall door. Rather, it will be a flush-to-the-wall-door with an apparently invisible handle that functions with a push/pull mechanism. If your choice of a flush-to-the-wall door is not conditioned by the need for total invisibility, nothing prevents you from installing a traditional handle.

Handleless Flush-to-the-Wall Panels: Hidden Recesses for Your Things.

Aside from handleless flush-to-the-wall doors, you can also create invisible recesses in the wall thanks to flush-to-the-wall panels. The aim may be that of hiding a safe or concealing objects or meters, for esthetical or safety reasons. In this case, too, the absence of a handle is a precious bonus. Combined with the panel’s alignment to the wall, it makes for its perfect concealment when it is closed. Handleless flush-to-the-wall panels can be easily accessed thanks to a push/pull mechanism and are a much sought-after solution in contemporary design. Hiding panels and objects from view helps preserve the formal elegance of a room.

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Home Office: Furnishing Suggestions

Home office
Home office
Home office furnishing solution.

Creative and Functional Ideas for a Practical and Original Home Office

With the increase of freelance work, the demand for home offices also has grown. Those who have a room they can devote to the creation of a studio should always follow some important criteria to make the best possible use of the space. Those who aren’t so lucky can still create a professional corner in another room. In this case, differentiation and functionality are the bywords. Here are some suggestions to furnish a home office so as to make it both pleasant and productive.

Make Way for Contents: Hidden Solutions for Your Home Office

The first rule of a workspace can only be rationality. Which doesn’t necessarily imply formal rigor or monotony. But it is absolutely necessary to clear the field from useless bric-a-brac and curtail confusion. So make way for containers, drawers and shelves that will help to organize files and instruments, maybe catalogued with special labels. If the surface available is limited, you can resort to hidden doors and flush-to-the-wall panels. A clean environment without frills is incredibly good for concentration.

Home Office Colors: From Walls to Upholstery

It is not just an urban legend that colors influence mood and intellect. How should you color your home office? Little does it matter if it’s the whole room, the furniture, or just a single wall in front of the desk. The color you pick will make all the difference. In particular, orange stimulates balance and vitality, and it is perfectly suited to young environment. Green and light blue are relaxing and soothing. Purple favors introspection and creativity, while yellow is a source of energy. Finally, white is classic but beneficial for concentration. Avoid it only if it doesn’t differentiate your work corner from the rest of the house.

Comfortable Working: The Importance of Ergonomic Seating

There’s no need to say it: you work best when you’re comfortable. Not too much though: you don’t want to enhance laziness. The importance of an ergonomic chair and a desk of the right height should not be underestimated. Similarly, the proper distance from the computer, the proximity of the objects you use the most and of electrical outlets are aspects you should consider. Reserve your energy for productivity.

Footlights: Spots of Light that Turn Ideas On

Lighting is an instrumental aspect when you are designing a space. Especially a workspace. For your home office you should choose a well-lit room or position. An abundance of natural light is ideal, paying attention to possible glare on your computer screen and the itinerary of the sun throughout the day. Table or floor lamps can help compensate shortcomings. For a greater efficiency and a minor production of heat, you can try LED lights. In general, consider the balance of active vision and resting your eyes. For people who work at a computer, consider purchasing special glasses that filter the blue light of the screen.

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Make Way for Simplicity: Essenzialed Is the Feature of the Month

light LED flush-to-the-wall
light LED flush-to-the-wall
Essenzialed.

InvisibleDoor’s angle on companies, projects, and professionals in the field of minimal elegance.

May is the perfect month to begin enjoying outdoor spaces even after dark. That’s why this month’s feature deals with a company with 30 years of experience in the area of lighting. Essenzialed is a brand that has always researched innovative and original solutions. With the contribution of architects and light designers, Essenzialed’s products will win you over with their efficiency and minimal esthetics.

Essenzialed indoor and outdoor solutions are the ideal complement for modern and refined furniture, veritable artworks of light that embrace the minimal philosophy of InvisibleDoor. It is not by chance that Essenzialed also offers flush-to-the-wall solutions, designed to become discretely integrated with the house, with the added value of lighting effects. To all this, add the advantage of energy-saving typical of LED lights.

Are you an architect or do you have firm with a story to tell? Contact us to tell us about your essential design experience outside of the door category. InvisibleDoor pays homage to Italian and international companies that share their values of style and functionality, hosting the most interesting projects and case histories in their newsletter. An extra instrument to create contacts and promote exchange and relations in the field of furniture and design.

Share your experience in essential elegance with us at info@invisible-door.com

 

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Outdoor Furniture: 2018 Spring/Summer Trends

Outdoor furniture: chairs.
Outdoor furniture: chairs.
Outdoor furniture: Bergére Emma.

Be inspired by all the outdoor trends for the new season

Outdoor furniture played a central role at the recent Design Week in Milan. Naturally because of the arrival of the 2018 spring/summer season, but also thanks to the constant innovation in materials and design. Furniture and textiles designed to experience the outdoors with a laid-back straightforwardness without forsaking impeccable esthetics. Here are the trends for furnishing balconies, gardens, and terraces.

2018 Spring/Summer Outdoor Furniture: the Power of Versatility

The first of the 2018 outdoor trends is the desire to overcome limits, both in space and time. The search for resistant materials and textiles for furniture, increasingly designed for all four seasons follows this direction. Simultaneously, the distinction between outdoor and indoor becomes more evanescent, making way for hybrid solutions, ideal for terraces and partially covered verandas, but also for gardens sheltered by gazebos.

Vintage Allure and Innovative Materials: Resistance and Design

The search for innovative materials is essential in seconding the versatility of furniture. Judging by the collections displayed at the Milan Design Week 2018, weather resistance goes hand in hand with style. From the shell-shaped Dedon chair to the ’78 Ginger and the net backing of the Bergére Emma chair, vintage resonances give furnishings a touch of sentiment without being nostalgic. They are modernized by the choice of technical and removable textiles, thermoplastic or PVC upholstery and resistant structures in teak, sintered stone, thermovarnished aluminum or zinc-coated steel. A perfect synthesis of substance and appearance.

Comfort and Ecology: New Outdoor Architecture

The search for eco-friendly solutions is another outdoor trend that is found in many projects. Outdoor architecture becomes increasingly complex and revolutionary. Bioclimatic arbors promise efficiency and minimal impact, and are capable of adapting to different weather conditions thanks to the adjustable plates. Veritable outdoor living rooms display a design inspired by indoor furniture and equally advanced functionality. Cooking areas and roofs and adjustable walls recreate, if necessary, the intimacy of the walls of your home.

 

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Make Way for Simplicity: Ditre Italia Is the Feature of the Month

interior design by Ditre Italia
interior design by Ditre Italia
Kanaha by Ditre Italia.

InvisibleDoor’s angle on companies, projects, and professionals in the area of minimal elegance.

April isn’t only the month for outdoor life basking in the Spring sun. It is also a month that invites relaxation and well-deserved quiet weekend breaks. This is why we have chosen a company that is well-known for the comfort and quality of their sofas, beds, and easy chairs. Ditre Italia boasts over 40 years in the field. Since the De Marchi brothers established the workshop in 1976, the brand has developed into an international actor. The quality of materials and craftsmanship, the care for details and finishings, are some of the strong points that define their excellence.

Ditre Italia products stand out also because of their elegant and balanced design, in line with InvisibleDoor’s philosophy. Their series are designed to furnish living rooms and bedrooms with exclusive and functional solutions. From Ditre Kris couches to Vela and Kyo easy chairs, to the refined decorations of the Bag series. A plethora of products perfect to enhance the comfort and atmosphere of your house and fully enjoy time spent at home.

Are you an architect or do you have firm with a story to tell? Contact us to tell us about your essential design experience outside of the door category. InvisibleDoor pays homage to Italian and international companies that share their values of style and functionality, hosting the most interesting projects and case histories in their newsletter. An extra instrument to create contacts and promote exchange and relations in the field of furniture and design.

Share your experience in essential elegance with us at info@invisible-door.com

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Do-it-Yourself Garden Furnishings: 3 Ideas to Inspire You

DIY garden

DIY garden

With spring comes the wish to enhance the outdoors. Here is how you can create the perfect DIY garden.

In the month of April, the sun returns to shed its light on balconies and gardens, the ideal locations for outdoor lunches and breakfasts. DIY garden furnishings are a satisfying way to return outdoors and prepare for relaxing weekends. If a bit of dexterity is a plus, in these cases ideas are what saves the day. So here are 3 ideas you can copy for simple but effective DIY garden furnishings.

DIY Garden Furnishings: Upcycling with Style and Ecology in Mind

Upcycling, or creative recycling, is the real protagonist of DIY furnishings. The garden is no exception, in fact it is perfectly suited to welcome rustic, shabby, or worn looking objects and pieces of furniture. With a modest restyling, old unused drawers can be turned into unique containers to furnish a leisure area out of doors, maybe alongside a nice hammock. Repainted fruit crates can be delightful flower pots, while old benches can enhance a corner with the allure of past times.

Pallets: Sectional DIY Garden Furnishings

This trend has been going on for a few years but gives no sign of going out of fashion. And how could it? Pallets are a godsend for garden designers. The functionality and versatility of pallets, which you can arrange to your liking, turn garden furnishing into a game of assembly and creativity. Use them to make tables, seats, furniture, and flower pots. If you have a look on Instagram you’ll see there’s no limit to creativity.

DIY Garden Furnishing: Aim High

Your outdoor area isn’t very big? No problem. You can furnish your garden or balcony using the height of the walls. Aside from the famous vertical vegetable gardens, with pots or bottles hanging from the walls, you can opt for exclusive suspended solutions. Flowers, plants, lights, and decorations gracefully drop from branches, arches, and floor lamps to enhance the ambience with touches of color. An extra idea? Tea pots, jars, and discarded sets of dishes that can be recycled as vases and candle holders.

And you? What are your ideas for the design of your garden?