As you may have guessed, French doorsget their name from their French history. While there’s no one person to credit for their, it’s said they’re influenced by Italian Renaissance architecture, which migrated to France after the Great Italian Wars.
For years, homeowners have been choosing the classic look of French doors for their homes, and at P.J. Fitzpatrick, we know why. This style of door typically consists of two glass doors that are placed side-by-side. Both doors can swing open to create a doorway larger than a traditional single door. They also offer a variety of benefits for any home.
Open Floor Plans
Since French doors can both be opened, many people choose to install them between two rooms that they want to join together. Some of the most popular room pairs include the dining room and living room, the dining room and kitchen, and the living room or kitchen and patio. When you open these doors, you can create a more open floor plan that’s great for entertaining.
When you install French doors as your patio doors, you can also open your home to an abundance of fresh air, cool breezes, and natural light. Plus, because they’re made from glass, French doors give you a transparent view into the next room, which increases how large your home looks.
Nearly all French doors are made of glass, however, you can create a set of French doors with a very different look. You can opt for doors made with a single pane of glass or ones made with several smaller panes separated by mullions. You can also add opaque panels to create an artsy design or choose frosted glass for more privacy. French doors can be made in nearly any common door material, including wood, steel, fiberglass, aluminum, and more.
As a bonus, French doors can increase the value of your home and can be a valuable selling point for potential buyers. If you think French doors would be a great addition to your home, leave behind the Home Depot doors and turn to our selection instead. We have a wide variety that can fit any style and budget.