Benefits of Interior French Doors December 5, 2013 We are all guilty of taking our doors for granted, at least sometimes. We slam them, kick them shut when our arms are full, and largely ignore them unless there is a problem. This behaviour isn’t limited to exterior doors; we treat our interior doors the same way. This is largely because they’re just doors, nothing special about them. Everything changes once French doors are installed. Interior French doors can be fiberglass, wood, or metal. Wooden doors are the most popular because they have a sophisticated if not delicate look, which makes them a great addition to your interior design. Those living in colder climates often prefer fiberglass doors because they provide additional insulation while offering a modern and custom look. Fiberglass is also more durable than wood when it comes to abuse so families with small children will get more out of them as well. We typically see French doors on the exterior of homes; they are especially popular as patio doors. There are benefits to using them inside your home too: – They add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. – They often also add to the value of your home. – They open up the interior of your home in a way other doors cannot. – They can help your home become more energy efficient. French doors are beautiful and will make your interior look more elegant thus increasing the aesthetics and overall value of your home. Visitors and potential buyers (when you decide to sell) will notice them immediately and appreciate the sophistication they exude. When open, these doors do not take up as much space as a regular door, which gives you more space to work with. They also allow more light to enter from outside or to pass from room to room. This adds more openness to your home’s interior. In terms of energy efficiency, the natural light they allow to flow from room to room can mean lower energy bills. You can also use them to close off certain rooms of your house that are drafty in winter. Provided you install doors with glass, this will allow you to better insulate without fully closing off any of your rooms. French doors are known for their durability and eye-catching design. They are a great investment for your home. Platinum Home Renovations does interior and exterior French door installation. We will help you choose the perfect set and install it for you hassle free. We offer a lifetime warranty and service the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario.