Using French doors as side entry doors or patio doors is a lovely way to bring more light and style into your home. French doors can also be an attractive entrance into another part of your house, such as a living room, dining room, or home office, without sacrificing privacy.
Here are some factors to consider before you install French doors in your home:
• Type or style of French door window;
• Type of glass;
• Material of the door;
• Configuration and model of French doors (inactive door option, three-point locking system, etc.);
• Swing of the door (in-swing or out-swing);
• Space around the door swing;
• Color of the door; and
• Size of the door.
It is possible that the standard sizes available in French doors may not match the size of your home’s door opening, and this is especially true for older homes. In cases like this, you may need to install a new door jamb to fit your French door.
And don’t forget, you can also add privacy and create a stylish look for your French doors by putting up curtains, blinds, and other window treatments.