Got a Not-So-Empty Nest? How to get Privacy & Maintain Sanity


It’s almost Family Day: a perfect time to spend with the ones you love!

Or is it?

If you’re like some parents, you may have once dreamed of having an empty nest—only to have those dreams kyboshed by an adult child moving back in with you, or staying longer than you ever imagined.

According to the most recent census, 25.2 per cent of young adults between the ages of 25 and 29 were living at home in 2011—more than twice the percentage in 1981.

And while of course you love your child, it’s hard to come to terms with having to continue sharing your living space (especially if you’ve already transformed their old bedroom into a craft room or den).

 So what do you do when you have fewer bedrooms than ever before, everyone wants a sense of privacy, and you’re all struggling to keep your sanity in this whole new dynamic?

 Here’s a thought: create new living spaces using a wall slide door or sliding room divider.

 Consider all the benefits:

  •  No need to build a brand new room or endure endless construction chaos.
  • Glass comes in many options, from clear all the way to opaque (for the utmost in privacy).
  • Moreover, because the doors slide, this allows you to open the space up once again when your adult child inevitably leaves (they are leaving eventually, right?)!

Just take a look at all the beautiful and trendy options available through The Sliding Door Company! Our door panels come in hundreds of styles, allowing you to blend them seamlessly with your existing surroundings.

We understand the stress associated with having an extra “roommate”—however, we encourage you to use this opportunity to do something amazing with your home. Get inspired…and consider all the beautiful possibilities!

Come see for yourself!

Visit one of our beautiful showrooms—where The Sliding Door Company features an unmatched variety of cutting-edge wall slide doors and sliding room divider design solutions for you to try and choose from.

Visit us in Toronto, Vancouver, or Calgary: and we will help you select the right solution for your needs!

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