Renovation is one of the biggest investments made by a homeowner. The calculation of cost versus value extracted is constantly examined for reassurance that the project is worth the time, energy and cost.
French doors have an aesthetic appeal that achieves an elegant, timeless look inside or outside the home.
Born in the Renaissance Period, French doors were first introduced as windows that reached the floor. Renaissance architecture focused on symmetry and proportion, with a heavy emphasis on light, thus creating the necessity for glass panes. This new approach to doors helped bring more natural light into the home, which was especially useful in an era before electricity.
Today French doors remain a popular renovation choice in American homes for adding brightness, ventilation and elegance. In addition, there is a romantic association with French doors that can boost a home’s resale value.
To ensure the renovation pays off, it is fundamental to research the best way to incorporate French doors in your home.
Idea 1: Conversion of a window to a French door.
Have you ever considered if a window in the living room might be better as a door? It can do wonders to open up a small space. Converting a window to a French door creates a convenient and stylish entryway, especially in older homes, which may not have another door besides the front entrance.
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