Patio / June 13, 2018 / .
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.
That low cost does not come without its fair share of maintenance. Painting and prepping are both important steps in maintaining a wooden French door. Additionally, the patina of the wood can peel or fade if it is an exterior product that faces the sun. It can also be damaged by moisture.
As an important element in curb appeal, front doors tend to be the focal point when others look at your home. As the entryway, it is design and décor is crucial to welcoming guests into your home. While you may have not considered the importance before, you might be thinking about current state of your front door. If it is looking a bit worn, a simple coat of paint can be instantly refreshing to the look of your home.
One of the major advantages of a French door is the ability to open up a room or expose exterior light. Of course, this would only work with fiberglass French doors or doors with a glass panel. No light is getting through your wood, steel or aluminum French door. Light also has the ability to make rooms feel brighter and less closed in, especially in living rooms and dining rooms. Open concepts do help, but adding a French door is much cheaper than tearing down a few walls.