Which door opens first on French doors?

Which French door should open first?

Ultimately it’s all a matter of preference. If you want to maximise internal floor space, get French doors that open outward. If you want French doors with better weatherproofing that maximise patio or garden space, chose to fit it so your french doors open inwards.

Which door opens first on double doors?

For double doors, the same opening directions apply, in that the door that opens first determines the opening direction, e.g. Right hand out = right door seen from outside opens first.

Can I reverse my French doors?

You can’t simply reverse the install. The doors have to be made for either swinging in or out.

What is the minimum width for French doors?

The size of a French door will be set by its manufacturer, but generally, it will be between 30-72” in width per door. Usually, they can be bought in increments of 2 inches. French doors are usually sold as a pair of around 120cm, 150cm or 180cm in total. If the doors have sidelights, they could be wider – up to 300cm.

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