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French doors can be used as patio doors, interior doors to separate rooms, or as a set of double doors at the front entry of a home. In today’s world of open concept design, these doors are popular for their aesthetic and amplification of natural light.

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What is a French Door?

Today, the term “French door” refers to a door that is hinged at the sides and opens from the center. While they are named after the country of France, French doors actually were a byproduct of the Italian Wars, when victorious Frenchmen brought home Renaissance artwork and architectural ideas. The three tenants of Renaissance style – proportion, symmetry and an emphasis on light – intrigued the French, and they began incorporating these details into their door designs.

The complete French door design consists of a frame around one or more transparent or translucent panels (called lights or lites) that may be installed singly, in matching pairs, or even as series.

French Patio Doors

French patio doors often contain side panels and windows to bring even more natural light into the home. This style of door often features an outswing, which means it won’t bump into anything on the home’s interior when opened.

Our French patio doors are available in three different product lines to best fit your needs: Traditional, which adds architectural interest to your home; Contemporary, which features smart styling and clean sightlines; and Lifestyle Series, which delivers solutions for real life.

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French Style Double Front Doors

Installing French style wooden front doors to your entryway is a surefire way to make a sophisticated design statement. Double doors are especially inviting for guests, and with a set of light panels on each side, they will allow more light into your home’s entryway.

You can go even bigger and bolder by adding a transom or sidelights to the exterior French doors. And on the practical side, if you need to move furniture in and out, both doors swing wide open to give you a wide entry.

Interior French Doors and Popular Uses

Popular interior spaces for French doors include the sunroom, office, kitchen and dining room. Another beautiful space to use this style of door is the bathroom. The touch of luxury and beauty will instantly create an at-home spa experience you’ll always look forward to coming home to.

Ready to explore French door solutions for your home? Find an authorized retailer near you online today to learn more about door installation.

This article was written by

Kolbie Creger, Social Media Specialist

An Instagram enthusiast and tiny house fanatic, Kolbie is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on social media and brand strategy. In true Iowa fashion, her free time varies by season. You can find her in the gym coaching high school basketball throughout the winter, attempting to roller blade through downtown Des Moines in the spring, and sipping iced coffee on the back of a boat every other chance she gets.

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