Here's the set up - we have a 12' wide opening between our den and covered porch. We imagine opening that up to have a large, combined open area of these two spaces. The only thing is that we would probably only use it in the spring and fall because of how hot summer gets here. The 12' opening sounds super cool and amazing but let's be honest of exactly how many days in the year we will use it. We are really trying to build our house not for the 5 times a year we entertain but for the other 360 days of normal day to day practicality. Not to mention, it costs a lot more. Maybe I'm trying to convince myself that Option 1 is okay? Anyway, let me know your thoughts!
Option 1 -
This is what is included in our budget/loan. The two center panels move, the side ones stay stationary and open to be 6' wide and the doors would pretty much look exactly like this.
Option 2 -
This would be about a $3k-4k add to our budget. Three panels would fold to the side and one would be stationary, giving us 9' of open width.
This becomes even more complicated because these doors can fold like shown below or they can go into a pocket door. This involved changing our framing and building walls out to accommodate the doors and tracks. Actually option 2 does too, hence the large increase in cost from option 1. This is roughly an $8k add. But how awesome would this be?!!! $8,000 awesome? I am kinda thinking - not so much.
(all images are via Pinterest)
Sooooooo what would you do and why?!!