Patio / June 30, 2018 / .
French doors have been around for centuries. Since the 17th century to be exact. The beauty of their design was certainly the divided light glass panels that provided maximum daylight to interior rooms something that would forever become their trademark. But being essentially long narrow windows paired together and hinged on opposite sides, the design also afforded another remarkable feature, no center support. As such, the windows doors could be opened out or in to provide full width access to an exterior balcony or patio. A beautiful thing indeed.
Hinged patio doors with built in blinds are a great choice if you have plenty of room to open and close them. They can swing in or out and can also come in a French style, which is a very common option to have on a patio. Built in blinds could be especially useful as they would not get in the way while opening and closing the door.
French doors have evolved considerably over the years, not only in terms of the materials from which they are manufactured wood, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum but in the energy efficiency of the glazing and construction standards. They are popular as both interior and exterior doors, can be outfitted with full length glass panels or any number of divided light configurations, and come in a wide range of makes and models to suit any house style.
Sliding patio doors with built in blinds are a perfect option if you have limited space since the doors do not swing in or out. They present a wide view onto your patio and adding blinds built in can enhance the look. Built in blinds are considered a smart choice for these patio doors as exterior blinds would make them very difficult to slide open.