French Doors: A Stylish and Smart Option for Your Outdoor Space

You’ve created an outdoor space that you love and now you’re looking for design ideas to integrate and divide it from the interior. If that sounds like a contradiction, close your eyes and imagine how French Doors will allow you to do both. 

Depending on the weather and your mood, they can be opened to bring in natural light and reveal delightful views of your garden or patio from inside your home year-round. 

But if you want privacy, or it’s a hot steamy day, you can close French doors and escape inside. 

Make Your Home More Spacious and Inviting

French doors create a seamless transition between your interior and exterior, making your home feel more spacious and inviting while adding elegance and charm to any room or decor style. 

ProVia offers French doors in a variety of styles, materials, and colors to suit your personal taste and budget. You can choose from wood, metal, fiberglass, or vinyl frames, and opt for clear, frosted, or stained glass panels.  ProVia also has the option of adding a pet door to your French doors for easy inside/outside access for your pets.

Whether from a living room or dining room, bedroom, or kitchen. you can install exterior French doors in any room of your home that’s connected to your outdoor space. 

Creating New Spaces with One Simple Remodel

Imagine a cozy nook, a reading corner, or a breakfast area with an amazing view. The versatility is the best part of this design choice. 

French doors can serve as a focal point, a divider, or a connector between different spaces. Imagine how cool it would be if your French doors separated your home office from your outdoor space, or linked your sunroom with your backyard. Now you’re cooking.  Literally, if you add an outdoor kitchen. 

Should you be concerned about unwanted guests, aka insects getting into the house French Doors can be paired with screens or blinds to keep them out. 

Some of the most popular types of window coverings for French doors are vertical blinds made from wood or aluminum roman shades and roller shades which are easy to use without restricting access to your door handles. 

When selecting blinds for French doors, be sure to match the door’s shape and handle location, opt for thin treatments that fit snugly to the door, and go cordless for a sleek, clean look with simple mechanical operation.

Smart Window Shades And Blinds

If you get all Jetsons with it, consider window coverings that can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app, a voice assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant, or a smart home hub like Samsung SmartThings or Amazon Echo. 

Put Them On Autopilot 

On the other hand, if you have no burning desire to talk to your blinds, they can be programmed to open and close automatically based on your preferred schedule. 

Consider setting them to open in the morning to let the sun in, close in the afternoon to block the heat, or dim in the evening to create a cozy atmosphere. 

Internal Blinds 

French doors from Provia also offer the option of built-in blinds between the glass panels. They are made with sturdy aluminum and are custom-fitted to the exact dimensions of each door. 

The blinds can be lifted to let in maximum light or tilted to keep some light out while maintaining privacy. They also offer options in door panel style and internal blind colors that enable you to create the exterior door or patio door that fits your lifestyle and design aesthetic.

All that being said, if you don’t want to see your blinds at all, you can install retractable screens for your French doors. They are stored in a small housing when not in use, making them nearly invisible. 

Provia offers exterior French doors that can be used as front doors or patio doors, and are available as inswing or outswing, which open inwards or outwards, depending on your preference and space constraints. 

Deciding How You Want Your French Door To Open

Inswing French doors open into the interior of the room, which means they need enough space to operate. They have hinges, deadbolts, and other security mechanisms on the inside, which makes them easier to lock. 

Outswing French doors from Provia open outwards to the exterior, which means they save indoor space and do not interfere with furniture placement. They have hinges on the outside, which gives them a more streamlined look.

The choice between inswing or outswing French doors depends on your personal preferences, design and weather constraints, and security needs. You will also want to consider installation and cost differences, which may vary depending on the door type, size, material, and quality. 

Closing Argument For French Doors

French doors can transform any room into a bright and airy space, while also offering security and safety benefits. Whether you want to create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living areas or add some charm and character to your interior design, French doors may be the ideal solution for you. 

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