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Bringing the Outdoors In with French Door Inspiration

Have you been trying to open up your dark interiors? French doors may be the solution you’ve been looking for.  They are visually appealing,  functional and a timeless part of your home. Whether you tend to look at them from the inside of your home or outside, they are extremely stylish. With the French door, you can bring the outdoors into your home without any stress.

Open your interiors with French doors

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We present to you many ideas and inspirations for your perusal when it comes to using French doors to open up your home. See how you can bring about a transformation in your home with the following ideas.

Bringing in more light to your interiors:

This is where the functionality of the French doors comes in. Whether it is your home office, bedroom or living room, with the installation of this type of door you will be able to bring in more natural light into your environment. This stems from the facts that even when the glass doors are closed, light still comes in and that means you spend less in electricity. French doors are another functional improvement that have the potential to increase the market value of your property.

Bedroom French doors lead to the balcony

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Bring the outdoors into your home

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Adding a luxury aesthetic to your home:

When you fit in French doors with glass panels on your property, it gives your home a unique upscale look that can only be achieved through this type of doors. These glass panels can be incorporated in wood, aluminum or steel frames.

Contemporary home with modern French doors leading outside

by Feldman Architecture


Most residential French doors come with wooden frames. Also, there are some panels that come as single but solid glasses while others come as multiple glass panels with several features which include maintaining the warmth or cold environment within the interiors of the home. For maximum security, most of the multiple glass panels come with decorative grilles embedded between them.

French doors can add ambiance to your home

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More than a door or window:

If used as your patio doors, the French doors enable you to have an amazing view of your gardens and lawn without stepping outdoors. In addition to the warm light it brings into the interiors of your home, there is no better way of letting the outdoors into the interiors of your home, especially the living room.

French doors function as window and doors for your home

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Ultra-chic French doors leading to the courtyard

by Bosworth Hoedemaker

Using them as visual dividers

Unlike the use of bookshelves to divide your room, with the French doors, while it creates a demarcation between two separate spaces, it still gives the homeowner visual access to the adjoining room. This demarcation could be between your home office and the bedroom or living room. With the French doors, you can be in both rooms even when you are physically in one of them. It also tends to make the rooms feel larger.

Your French doors can separate two rooms in your home

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It is true that the French doors are visually appealing but the major reason why most homeowners go for them is because they are also functional, unlike other types of doors that when closed, completely blocks the homeowner from the outside world.

If you choose, you can even have customized security features installed on your French doors for maximum security within your home. If you were thinking that you had to rip out a wall to bring the outdoors in, think again!

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Ronique Gibson

Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the architectural and interior design industry for over 13 years. Her architectural background has lent to years of hands on experience with homeowners, construction, and helping people love their homes. Ronique’s passion for finding inspiring and easy[...]

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