Patio doors, like windows, can come in a variety of materials. Aluminum and vinyl doors are popular for their versatility and economy while composite and fiberglass doors are heralded for their durability. Steel doors have a modern touch while wood doors bring the warmth of traditional design. Perhaps you prefer a traditional french door or would rather go for a sliding or accordion style.
Steel and glass windows and doors are excellent for those who want to maximize the glazing and minimize their muntins. These systems, while modern, also bring an industrial charm that will pair well in both modern and traditional settings alike. As with most other patio door materials, steel and glass systems come in many applications such as these stunning accordion doors.
Steel and iron doors provide a particularly fun flexibility for grille design compared to other materials like wood and aluminum. For a more industrial aesthetic, akin to old factory windows, go for smaller divisions. Larger or more playful geometric grille designs, like this elegant single door, lend a warm modern touch. For an ultra-modern look, opt for no divisions at all and maximize your glass.
Storm doors are common companions for patio doors and should be given equal attention. If your storm door has seen better days a fresh coat of paint makes for an excellent facelift. This sweet peachy pastel is a perfect pop of color. Choosing a color other than factory white will help give your patio a more bespoke feeling.
Painting your existing door is an excellent first step in giving your patio a facelift. Why stop there? Matching your newly painted patio door to your window trim, or like this delightful minty example, the gutters and downspout are a fun way to tie this outdoor room together. Use accessories in your chosen accent color to further button up your outdoor living space.
The perfect complement to your 6100 windows, this streamlined style offers a narrow frame for a larger viewing area and weather stripping for better energy efficiency. Fill your home with sunlight and lower your energy bills with the 6100 patio door. Also look for these features:
Simonton 6000 windows and doors available exclusively through The Home Depot can be ordered to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for any region of the country. So, no matter where you live, you can get energy-efficient windows and patio doors. All of which helps reduce your heating and cooling costs and meet guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.
With features such as light filtering capability and a low profile design, sheer shades and roller shades have become a common choice for patio doors. Remember to draw the shades for a more pleasant daylight experience or to add to your privacy in the evenings.
French doors bring such sophistication to the home. But, even though the paneled glass is a beautiful design element, the doors may need covering to protect privacy and add light control. These woven woods are a great option for coordinating french doors and windows alike.
Many people choose to add shutters to their french doors for a custom look. The fine design of white or wood stain shutters brings a classic feel to your home. Function + style is exemplified with the unique feature of door handle cutouts. Take a look below.
Our sliding patio door collection celebrates the perfect alliance of artistic detail and performance engineering. Beginning with a premium vinyl construction, the heavy-duty mainframe and sash, multi-chambered extrusions, and steel-reinforced interlocking meeting rails combine for superior strength and structural integrity. Their appeal:
+Customize Your Decorative HandleAdd your personal touch to your contemporary-style or classic-style sliding patio doors with one of our beautifully crafted handles. The popular handle design features a convenient thumb latch for added appeal.
If you're looking for sliding glass door blinds or other window treatments for sliding glass doors, here are some vertical solutions that would work well AND look good while they're at it. They could also be great for wide windows, room dividers, or closet doors!
These are a sleek, contemporary alternative to the sliding glass door blinds you probably remember. They're available in a wide array of shade fabrics, including solar, roller, natural, and classic Roman shades to easily match other window treatments in your room. They're also cordless and easy to clean, which makes them perfect for spaces where kids and pets will be hanging out.
Cellular shades are one of my favorite types of window treatments. They look clean and modern, come in a variety of colors, and (best of all) they're extremely energy saving. Their honeycomb-shaped cells trap air and help insulate your home, which is especially great if you're covering a large expanse like a sliding glass door.
VertiCell shades offer the same energy-saving benefits, but with a vertical orientation that's particularly designed for patio doors. They're budget-friendly to purchase, but even more importantly, they could save you a bundle in energy savings over time.
Custom drapes are the most luxurious curtains for sliding glass doors and wide windows. Custom drapes are available in the widest range of colors and patterns, as well as a variety of liner options to fit your needs.
Bali custom drapes are made with extremely high standards and careful attention to detail. Things like mitered corners with corner weights, double-turned hems, and pattern-matched seams make these curtains several steps above the readymade kind. And since you can order them in custom widths and lengths, you can make sure they are a perfect fit for your wide window or patio door.
Made of natural materials like bamboo, jute, grass, and woven wood, natural drapes are an excellent choice for bringing in an outdoor element. They're environmentally friendly, unique, and pair perfectly with Bali Natural Shades. I like them with 60% fullness (as opposed to the standard 10%), so they still have a full drapery look when closed.
Shutters are one of the more high-end options for sliding glass door blinds, but they're well worth it. They're gorgeous, durable, easy to clean, and did I mention gorgeous?! They can be ordered on a bypass track system (where two or more panels slide and pass each other), in humidity-resistant composite, or 100% North American hardwood. I think these would also be awesome as closet doors (in fact, now my wheels are turning for an upgrade to our master bedroom closet).Which solution sounds best to you? Order free swatches to see and feel products in your room!
A backyard waterfall and stream will add beauty and peaceful sounds to your patio. In addition to a water feature, this multi-level poured-concrete patio designs from Goodmanson Construction has plenty of low-maintenance landscaping to add splashes of color.
Build a stone or brick patio that you can easily adapt to your yard. This patio from Landscape East & West features a multi-level design with separate areas for eating and relaxing around the fire pit. No room for a permanent fire pit? Opt for a portable fire pit instead.
For those with small yards, this modern patio design from Austin Outdoor Design features a cooking/dining area and some minimalist landscaping. The ornamental grasses provide texture and define the space.
This large, open, raised patio from Treesdale Landscape Company is built with retaining wall blocks. A raised patio planter makes a great addition to a large, open patio and helps add a splash of color.
Build a vine-covered pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or wood deck using wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns. The dappled sunlight created by the overhead latticework creates a cool, relaxing environment perfect for backyard entertaining.
Add a welcoming feature to your backyard with this attractive, long-lasting brick and stone patio. Our design easily adapts to fit your yard. Choose from a variety of stone types and brick styles. The result will be permanent and maintenance-free.
Keep in mind that it cannot be too close to your house because of smoke damage and fire hazards. If you want a non-wood option and have access to natural gas, consider installing a gas patio fireplace instead.
This full feature outdoor kitchen with split-level bar is smartly located between the garden entrance and patio doors of the main house. It efficiently includes café seating, food prep area, large under mount sink/dishwasher and an under-counter refrigerator.
The light that comes into this home through its four french patio doors is simply gorgeous. Their living and eating space is greatly extended thanks to the doors leading directly onto the outdoor patio. If the space is available to have an uninterrupted row of multiple french patio doors such as this, it is a highly recommended design feature.
The bright, crisp white of these french patio doors makes them pop against the dark chocolate brown colored wood floors. The two stationary doors to the left and right of the functional patio doors act as frames, providing ample light into the home. The dark hardware on the doors mirrors the dark color of the outdoor patio furniture nicely and allows the inside to work well with the outside of the home.
French patio doors need not be rectangular in shape. The photo above illustrates how an arched top door can be quite a statement piece in a home. Having french doors in a kitchen is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The access to the outdoors is lovely and the glass lets in an abundant amount of natural light, brightening up the room. 2b1af7f3a8