The first and the basic thing that you need to keep in mind, when you are searching for different front entrance options is that it should be compatible with the overall style and design of your home. If the blend is disproportionate, then your front gate will stand out awkwardly and will give your house a very disturb and inharmonious look, in comparison to the rest of your home. For example, if your house is designed in a Victorian fashion with classy furnishing, then a door with a modern contemporary look can spoil the whole look of your house, no matter how beautiful it is.
On a more practical level most home owners want to control light, dark and other features while extending the living space. Additionally, a homeowner may use sliding closet doors with mirrors to make the inside a room appear larger or create perceptions to control the ambiance of the space.
The Japanese may actually be the first people to use what we refer to today as sliding closet doors. These doors essentially follow the commonly accepted definition of a door that moves sideways or in an up and down motion. They still serve the same purpose as they did then, to manage space, provide ease of use and highlight or disguise internal or external features of a structure.