French Doors: 8 Styles

What is a French door, you ask? It's not only a door with windows extending for the whole frame, it's a great way to add style and privacy without giving up the view.

Photo By: Michael J Lee

Photo By: Designer, Sue Adams

Make an Entrance

French doors create a welcoming entry to this eclectic home office. Need a little extra storage and architectural oomph? Try a thin, vertical shelf on either side of the door. Design by Ana Donohue Photo by Michael Lee Photography.

Custom Closets

In the 2009 HGTV Dream Home, Linda Woodrum used single-pane French doors to frame a fully stocked wine closet. Design by Linda Woodrum

Antique Appeal

Ten-light doors, topped with a transom window, give a beautifully old-fashioned feel to the back door of to this farmhouse kitchen.

Graceful Charm

Doesn't it look like Grace Kelly and Cary Grant will stroll through these elegant doors and onto the balcony at any moment?

Attention to Details

Adding a small row of lights at the top of a single-pane door is a simple way to give the effect of a transom window. Image courtesy of Milgard

Practical Doors

French doors can open inward, swing outward or, like these, they can slide. Designed by Christopher Grubb

Sensible Design

The simplicity of these white doors echoes that of the den's design — a good rule of thumb for any room. Design by Inside Matters

A Serene Touch

Add elegance and privacy to a bathroom with French doors.

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