If it’s been some time since your last home improvement project, then you might want to start one right now and give your home a fresh look and a generous value upgrade. Depending on your budget, time, and energy, you can consider replacing your asphalt shingle roof with a solid metal roof, or maybe, re-siding your home with the robust fiber-cement sidings.
While all these home improvement options are great and interesting, upgrading the look of your patio or French door will not only dramatically enhance the integrity of your exterior appeal, but also increase your indoor experience. It’s like shooting two birds with one stone. Here are 4 innovative designs for patio and French doors. Give each of them some serious thoughts and let your creativity shine!
Who would have thought of using window treatment on patio and French doors? But when you dress up your patio and French doors with the graceful sweeping drapes, the loyal heavy brocade curtains, or the witty combination of valances with a back drape, the result can be truly impressive. You’ll be surprised how an extra dress up can make your patio and French doors stand out from the inside, while lending a touch of privacy from the outside.
Take the design right to the doors
You may have just one piece of glass for your patio and French doors. However, you can always renovate that by getting a new design that involves using lites to divide the glass surface into smaller pieces. While dividing your glass space into even shapes of squares has always been a traditional favorite, homeowners are welcomed to customize the glass area to include shapes of rectangle or even diamonds.
Repaint the doors
We agree that redesigning your patio or French doors may require lots of work. If you are looking for an easy way to bring attention to your door, then painting it with new colors may just be the option for you. The truth is patio and French doors can be painted into almost any color of your choice. As a general rule of thumb, darker colors are known for their sophisticated but elegant tones, while light colors are loved for their innate vigor and youthful appeal. For pop out effects, feel free to experience with contrasting a dark frame color against your white walls, and vice versa. The design will be much more unique and interesting, we promise.
Set the stage and tone
Patio and French doors improvements do not need to always revolve around the doors. The spaces around the doors are equally important too. For example, having a nice porch or patio can add a welcoming and somewhat mysterious spirit to your patio and French door designs. Setting up patio furniture will increase the comfort of your outdoor experience, while adding a few cushioned single swinging chairs and a luxurious swinging bed will always help you to recreate that much-coveted palace lifestyle.
Bio: Paul Kazlov is a “green” home remodeling enthusiast and an industry pioneer for innovation in home renovation. Paul writes for the Global Home Improvement blog and strives to educate people about “green” products such as metal roofing and solar. Follow him on Twitter @PaulKazlov