Patio / June 28, 2018 / .
French doors fall into two categories, indoor and external. As the name suggests, an exterior French door is used to connect the inside of your home to the patio or exterior. A regular exterior or interior version opens just as any traditional door. However, modern designs feature sliding capabilities which have added even more value to this much loved design.
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.
The installation of a French door can add both architectural appeal and functionality to almost any room in a home. The versatility and classic appeal of a French door provides variety and versatility. While the upfront costs can get high, their appeal and ROI are unmatched.
For a sleek update, a black front door can fit with almost any homes style, giving it a contemporary feel. If your décor tends to be more modern, it is a good idea to update some of your doors hardware to match. Stick with silver and sleek door hardware to complete the contemporary look.