There is a very romantic and a ‘just so French’ feel about French windows. Also called casement doors and French doors, these big windows look more like doors, stretching from ceiling to floor. These doors originated at the end of Renaissance in France. In the past few decades, their popularity has surged. French windows are more like works of art with a touch of class.
What They are Made of
French windows are made of glass panels incorporated into a frame. Typically, these frames are made of wood. Decorative grills are also sometimes used while making these doors, for security purposes. Depending on the levels of need for privacy, the glass used can either be transparent or opaque.
Everyone Wants French Windows
For their aesthetic quality is why these windows are mainly chosen. They add an element of artistic beauty to the house. What is unique about these windows is that the abundant usage of glass lets more light into the house, adding more brightness to the home. This way you could also cut down on other light source usage.
These artsy looking doors can be fitted with security hardware like door knobs or handles and other customized security features. They can be utilized in two ways.
Exterior French doors: The exterior French doors can be constructed with either a single glass panel or smaller glass panels, according to your design and needs. Most exterior French windows are double paneled to avoid the warmth and air-conditioning from inside to escape out.
Most exterior doors are always confused with double doors as most of them are installed as double doors instead of single ones. The single doors are considered to be more appropriate inside the house.
If you have a garden on your property, French doors can prove to be lovely links between the gardens and the house. They can serve as patio doors either for the back of your house or for the side leading to the garden. Along with providing aesthetic value to your house, they also increase the market value of your entire property.
Since they let more light into your home, you could paint the insides a lighter shade to increase the brightness in your home. Apart from the aesthetic value that they add, they also give your house a very sophisticated look and most people choose exterior French doors for this purpose.
Interior French doors: These doors mainly serve as added decoration to the inside of your house. Most people are apprehensive when it comes to installing these doors inside their homes. Due to the huge dimensions, it is often thought that these doors occupy more space. In fact, they add more space within your house.
French windows/doors come with the same benefits and advantages as other types of doors. They can be used in any type of house or room. After installing a French window the entire look of the house or room becomes more attractive.
Penny is an expert associated with Town and Country Property France, a leading realty company offering property in France for sale. French Town Country Estate Agents help you make informed investment decisions, and get you the best deals.
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