French doors: Your gateway to nature
French doors are your gateway to the outdoors. Their large panels of glass allow an abundant amount of sunlight to pass through, flawlessly connecting your living space to nature. Their extensive opening means you can access and enjoy your garden with absolutely no restrictions - perfect for those lovely summer days! With a set of French doors, you won't have to worry about your home getting stuffy: simply push your enormous French doors open, and you'll instantly be hit by plenty of fresh air. French doors are not only functional but also ornamental. A set of beautiful French doors with the right materials and style can undoubtedly give your home a charming, timeless appeal.
What are French doors?
The roots of French doors can be traced back to the Renaissance. In the 17th century, the French widely adopted the look and design of the Renaissance invention and incorporated it into their architecture. The Renaissance design is stuck with the name 'French doors' since then. French doors are thought to be the original patio doors. They are glazed doors that connect your indoor and outdoor living spaces such as your terrace, garden, balcony and backyard.
Consider yourself to be the traditional type? You and your French doors are probably made for each other. French doors are quite the opposite of pivot and sliding doors. Built without any complex mechanisms, French doors open inwards or outwards depending on your residential needs. They embody simplicity and are guaranteed to keep your inner minimalist happy.
The finest materials for your favourite French doors
Simple, traditional yet versatile, French doors are compatible with a variety of materials. Here at Klarwindows, we've handpicked the finest materials for you to choose from. Our high-quality pinewood is obtained from FSC certified, slow-growing pine forests. Containing a high proportion of heartwood, our pinewood is the ideal raw material for manufacturing long-lasting French doors. The material's FSC certification also means your French doors will only be made of timber from responsible forestry.
If you're after something even more durable, our alu clad can surely satisfy your needs. Consisting of an aluminium cladding exterior and a wooden interior, our aluclad is the enhanced version of our FSC-certified pinewood. The aluminium cladding effectively protects the pinewood on the inside against the most severe conditions, significantly lengthening the lifespan of your French doors. Our aluclad is your ultimate solution if you want your French doors to be sturdy but low-maintenance.
Choosing your favourite material for the French doors of your dreams is easy. You can simply select the material of your choice when customising your French doors using our award-winning online ordering system.
Wooden French doors
Whilst aluclad offers the benefits of both pinewood and aluminium and is extremely durable, we understand that it is, after all, a high-end option. Wooden French doors, on the other hand, are way more cost-effective. Thanks to our finely selected pinewood, our wooden French doors boast security, thermal efficiency and a timeless appeal. Whilst wooden French doors can often look chunky, the traditional Scandinavian charm that they add to your house justifies the bulkiness. Our wooden French doors are available in seven colours, which means you can customise your wooden French doors to complement the vibe of your home. These elegant yet affordable doors are easy to maintain: give them a fresh coat of paint once in a while, and your wooden French doors will remain a charming feature of your stylish home for years to come.
Style your home with our range of Scandinavian French doors
Our high-quality Scandinavian French doors come in a variety of styles. Whether you have a contemporary, industrial or mid-century modern home, we've got something to complement and spice up your living space. To help inspire the interior designer inside you, we've come up with a few French door ideas that you may adopt to enhance the look of your home.
Choose a dark colour for a traditional yet modern look
If you're a fan of heritage designs and all things industrial, you're going to love a set of dark French doors. Colours such as 'Anthracite Gray,' 'Deep Black' and 'Mahogany Brown' create an interesting contrast with the large panes of glass on a set of French doors, projecting a classic industrial vibe. French doors with dark colours complement seamlessly with transitional and modern industrial homes. To create a coherent look, match your dark French doors with coordinating window panels.
Bring light into a dim room
Fitting a set of classic white wooden French doors into a north-facing room maximises the amount of sunlight that enters the dim room. This instantly makes the space less dull and depressing. The enormous panels of glass on your wooden French doors also creates a visual connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, making the room look brighter and bigger.
Replace your windows with French doors
It's time to think outside the box if you think French doors are only for ground floors. Pair your set of French doors with a Juliet balcony, and they'll become a great alternative to windows for your upper floor room. The extensive opening of your French doors enables plenty of light and fresh air to enter your room, keeping it bright and ventilated. Together with a Juliet balcony, you'll feel closer to nature than ever before.
French doors are after all a Renaissance invention. Therefore they always look good with classic interior designs. If you've got a room framed and decorated with Victorian-style cornice, traditional white wooden French doors will provide perfect access to your outdoor spaces. Complement your wooden French doors with some pale coloured floor-length curtains for a traditional look.
Classic, elegant and practical, French doors are probably your safest choice if you're looking to elevate your sophisticated home by adding a new feature. Haven't got enough space at home to install a set of French doors? Check out the rest of our door collection. We're sure you'll find something that suits your needs.