Replace French doors / want more open feel
Sandra Munson
January 3, 2014 in Design Dilemma
My French doors open inward into my dining table - not really any other place to put table. I want doors that disappear for a more open feel. Suggestions houzzers?
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I think they look good, why not just change the direction they swing open?
January 3, 2014 at 8:03AM   
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Not too many options. Maybe you should let us help you deal with the table's location instead.
January 3, 2014 at 8:18AM     
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
You can install doors that swing out - just make sure you use precautions to keep the wind from pulling the door away and slamming it into the exterior wall. We use the hinge stops on all of the hinges (3 per side) to try to prevent this.

You can also use one of the nicer wood sliding doors.
January 3, 2014 at 8:48AM   
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Replacing or changing the swing direction of French doors will be expensive, I'm sure you know that.

If you live in a climate where opening the room up to the outside is feasible, these doors are a popular option. Need to watch the stack-back footprint to ensure it doesn't intrude too far into your dining space.
January 3, 2014 at 9:05AM   
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Sandra Munson
I love these outdoor swinging wood doors. Are they in standard sizes? Got some research to do!
January 3, 2014 at 9:44AM   
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