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How Do I Choose the Best French Doors for Closets?

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French doors can allow you easy access to your closet and may be considered aesthetically pleasing in one's home decor. Your first step in buying French doors for closets should be to measure the width and height of the closet opening so you can be sure the doors will fit nicely. You then should choose the desired color and material, based on what matches the rest of the room. You also can opt to add interesting designs, windows or mirrors, all of which can customize your doors.

Just as when you buy any other types of doors, you will need to determine the amount of space you have before you purchase French doors for closets. You should measure the height and width of the opening of the closet so you know which doors will fit. You should be sure to divide the width measurement by two so you know how wide each door should be to fit perfectly. In addition, you likely will want to make sure you have enough space for the doors to open properly once installed, so you may want to measure the amount of space in front of the closet before choosing French doors.

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Once you are sure you have sufficient space to fit French doors for closets into the desired space, you should put some thought into the appearance of the product you wish to buy. The majority of French doors are made of wood, but this does not narrow down your selection much, because you still will likely want to choose the best shade of wood for your house. You can choose from lighter woods such as maple, red woods such as cherry, and darker options such as walnut. Though the type of wood you choose often plays a role in how light or dark the color is, French doors for closets also come in other colors, because they can be painted, allowing you to choose a shade that matches your home.

If you want basic French doors for closets, then you usually can order them once you choose the size and color you prefer, but you do have other options if you want a more unique look. For instance, you can buy French doors that feature designs, such as shapes, panels or unusual patterns carved into the wood. You also may choose to add glass to the door, because you might appreciate windows that let you see into your closet with the doors closed; at the same time, you prefer to get frosted glass to keep all the items in your closet from being on display for everyone to see. Another option is a mirror, which may be particularly nice in French doors for closets in small rooms, because mirrors can add the illusion of extra space.

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