Enjoy the New Look and Feel of Your Outdoor Living Space with a New Patio Door October 11, 2016 You’ve had that old sliding glass patio door for a long time. In fact, it’s been in place ever since you purchased your home. You know it’s looking old, worn-out, and it’s extremely difficult to open and close. It’s time for something new. Even though we have reached the end of summer and you may not be spending as much time in your outdoor living space in the coming months or until next spring, now is a great time to think about replacing that old, worn-out sliding glass patio door. Many people simply assume they should replace it with another, newer, properly functioning sliding glass patio door. That’s certainly an option, but when you take on this type of project, you have an opportunity to completely transform not only your outdoor living space, but the interior portion of your home where that sliding glass door is. Think about French doors. Gorgeous French doors can completely transform the appearance of any room in your house, including that family room or the formal dining room that leads to your outdoor living space. You don’t need to worry about losing any interior space because you can set the French doors to open outward, to that outdoor living space. A great advantage of French doors is they are much easier to open than the traditional sliding glass patio door. You could be carrying a tray full of food for you, your family, or guests, and if you have to try and open a sliding glass patio door, you most likely have to get one hand free. With a French door, you need only use your elbow to push the handle down and the door will open outward, making it extremely easy for you to entertain guests. Not only that, French doors are elegant and refined, and you will most likely appreciate their appearance in your home.