The 10 Best Bi-fold doors
This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Bi-fold doors are hinged in the middle, allowing them to open without the necessary clearance required by a regular door. They are a good solution for any room that is tight on space and are most commonly found on closets, laundry rooms and pantries. The folding models ranked here are available in a range of widths, materials, and styles, and can often be stained or painted to match your decor. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
June 19, 2020:
A bi-fold door is a great way to maximize space whilst still maintaining the overall look of a room. As with anything related to interior design, the material and finish play a big role in the decision process, and while the color can easily be changed through painting or staining, choosing a well-made and durable set of doors will ensure their longevity and efficacy. The folding doors reviewed in this wiki, except where otherwise stated, come pre-assembled with the pivoting hinge and are usually pre-drilled for mounting the slide rail and can be coordinated with your decor through the doorknob or handle.
The location of the door will have a major influence on the style you choose. Solid, windowless doors, such as the Snavely International Closet or the Kimberly Bay Arch Top preserve privacy and are a good choice for closets, as is the LTL Home Products Traditional which has full-length mirrors on the front. Louvered doors such as the Kimberly Bay Plantation and the Dunbarton Corporation 2464864 are also good for closets as they provide ventilation. This also makes them suitable for other areas in the home such as laundry rooms and pantries, where good airflow is beneficial. Glazed options such as the MISC 147, LTL Home Products Symmetry, and the LTL Home Products Giverny allow for natural light to pass through the window, creating an enhanced feeling of space. The LTL Home Products Pinecroft French is a fully paned option that would be a good replacement for any internal door due to its elegant design.