Published at Friday, May 04th, 2018 - 09:22:20 AM. Home Design. By Diana Wulf.
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Time‐travelling back a few years, the best option for doors between house and garden were central‐opening double doors (French doors) which are still popular today. Fifty‐ish years ago, sliding patio doors enabled us to embrace more light in the home. Typically, these comprised two panes of glass that could slide left or right within side‐by‐side parallel grooves so that, when closed, natural light and a good view could be enjoyed. To open, one door would slide to overlap with the other door so that the total width of the opening was similar to that of French doors. Another down‐side of sliding doors is that they all too often became 'sticking' doors which became worse with the introduction of double glazing, doubling the weight of the doors and reducing the glass to frame ratio.
Remember, the first thing that people will see when pulling up to your house is your gate, no matter how beautiful your house or your garden may be, their initial minds will be made up by seeing what is on the outside. Whether it's a front garden or back garden gate that you are looking for make sure you make the best choice. Front garden gates should always be small and neat, letting every one know how house and garden proud you really are.
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