18, Jun, 2019

French Doors: What First-Time Buyers Need to Know

French-Doors-What-First-Time-Buyers-Need-to-KnowWritten by: ETO Doors

One of the more popular ways to add a room divide is with French interior doors. Using French doors, you can provide a glimpse into the space of another room, while creating an effective divide that can remain open or closed depending on your needs. Many people consider this kind of renovation to accommodate a larger dining hall, or make an office space feel more inclusive. Here are some tips on how to buy doors, what to order, and installation.

Ordering

There are two kinds of doors that one can order, slab or prehung. When you’re going for French doors, however, prehung is basically your only option because you’ll need to replace the entire frame. Prehung interior doors already come with all the hardware you need, and the door is mounted. Still, French doors present some complexities related to size that regular doors do not. It’s best to at least budget for a contractor when you order the door.

Choosing French Doors

When you’re shopping for prehung interior French doors, the choice really comes down to the kind of glass you want. Frosted glass is definitely more stylish, but you lose some of the light that clear glass lets through. Still, frosted glass can be as warm as clear glass. Ultimately the choice is yours. People who choose frosted glass tend to do so because it allows for more intricate patterns. If that style doesn’t fit your home, clear glass will be the optimum choice.