We are planning to install a sliding glass door between the hallway and living room in our new building.
I have concerns about sound. However, the advantage of this option is that there will be more daylight in the hallway.
Are my concerns justified? What experience do you have? Do sliding glass doors have any other disadvantages?
We have a ceiling-high glass door with a side panel in a folding floor frame to separate the entire room from the hallway and thus the stairs/first floor.
It's usually open, but when there's a disturbance upstairs or the TV is turned up louder in the evening, it closes.
So it's already a regular feature.
Advantages and disadvantages.
The advantage is that it's separate, soundproof, and visually it's a highlight. I only like the sliding doors built into the wall, I don't want to see the necessary mechanics, I don't like it.
The downside, the high price, our door cost about 4k, and the fingerprints on the glass. Also, when it's closed, someone might bump into it.
An acquaintance has one. I find it visually appealing. However, he says himself that it is almost always open, and a regular door would have been fine too. This was also the reason we decided to give up one and save on the extra cost.
The downside may be (I don't know for sure) that it costs more to repair or exchange than any other door.