Anytime you can expand the area of a window or a glass door, do it. Too many walls in a room are confining and make the room look smaller than it really is. Too many walls also make rooms unnecessarily dark, which creates moods that are less than happy and also require more electricity use to be able to see in them compared to other more open rooms.
One great way to decrease wall space in a room is to replace an existing door space (other than your front door) with a row of French doors. This row can be any combination of single, gliding and regular French doors. There is no right or wrong combination, as long as you like the way it looks and it is functional for you.
What a Row of French Doors Can Do
Multiple French doors make your room look bigger because it does not cut off that room from the outside like a wall does. The glass in the doors instead makes the room feel like it continues to the outside.
The design of French doors also adds a decorative touch to a room without having to add anything else to them to make them look better.
By installing a row of these doors you are also creating multiple doors to exit and enter through, as well as multiple large openings to use in different combinations to bring fresh air in the house.
Why is Light from a French Door Important?
The additional light that is let in from a row of French doors makes a room feel more cheery and alive.
Combine the feel that the room continues beyond the door with the additional light and you have a room that you enjoy being in because it make you feel less confined. This is a good feeling to have anytime of the year, but is especially important in the winter when cabin fever starts to set in.
Do I have to Use French Doors?
You don’t have to use French doors to get close to the same look and effect. You can also use multiple windows, or a large sliding glass door, as well. You can even use a combination of windows and a sliding glass door.
But it’s the special design and look of the French doors that gives this project its charm.