French doors are one of the most versatile elements in home design. They were once an important part of traditional design and have been making a comeback lately. We think they are a perfect piece for people who are remodeling their homes with an eye towards both modern design and traditional elements.
What are French Doors?
So what are French doors? French doors consist of one or more panels of glass within a frame. While technically a door with only one glass panel within a frame qualifies as a French door, the more traditional design has many smaller panels separated by small slats referred to as muntins. French doors are on hinges just like traditional entry doors.
How are French Doors Used
We have seen French doors used in place of traditional entry doors, but their more common use is in pairs going out to a patio or a porch. They can also be used on the interior singly or in pairs as bedroom doors or family room doors.
Why We Like French Doors
Similar to bi-fold doors, French doors can be used to create a wide entryway to a patio because there is so much glass in a French door, they let in a lot of light. This makes your home look larger and more modern.
Most of all though we like French doors because of their aesthetic. Whether they are a one panel door or a multiple multi-panel door, stained or painted white, French doors look elegant and modern while lending a traditional aesthetic to your home.
Custom Built Doors at Fremantle Door and Window
When we create any custom built doors for you at Fremantle Door and Window, we build them with weather proof glass and solid timber. Our glass and our timber are both insulative materials. This helps you save money on heating and cooling costs because they help your heating and cooling stay indoors instead of leaking outdoors.
To learn more, call Fremantle Door and Window today: (08) 6500 6888.