Interior French doors, also known as internal double doors, are a great way of connecting rooms and making the best use of available space. The large glass panels encourage natural light flow to brighten rooms and give the illusion of a larger space.
Alternatively, they can also be used as room dividers to separate areas for more privacy.
French doors are for patios, right? Think again! If you’re looking to divide an open-plan living space but you’d like to preserve the sense of space and light then a set of French internal doors is ideal.
French doors consists of a pair of outward-opening doors, each equipped with large glass panes which extend downward for most of the door’s length. They were first introduced (unsurprisingly) in France, during the 17th Century. At the time, new forms of art and architecture were abound, and this included new forms of ornate doors.
Since electricity had not yet been invented, incorporating glass into doors allowed extra light to spread through a home – and this still remains a crowning virtue of the design today. Originally, many of these doors were built from wrought iron, but since then the materials have evolved, and modern examples are predominantly built from oak and other attractive woods. In this section of the site, you’ll find French doors for your interior in a host of different designs and configurations.
While French doors, by definition, all share glass panelling in common, the shape and style of that glass panelling varies considerably from door to door. There are those which incorporate just a single large panel, such as the Oak Shaker French fold room divider, letting the maximum amount of light through. Others employ several smaller ones, such as our Oak 4L Shaker French fold doors or our Aston doors. These can be broken up by either horizontal or vertical bands, or both!
We stock both traditional french doors and those with a modern twist. You’ll want to select a set of French doors which match both your personal taste, and the other design choices you’ve made for the room that your door will be located.
Also among our selection are ‘frenchfold’ designs, which combine the virtues of the bi-folding door with those of the French door. They consist of multiple panels, each attached to one another by hinges, with the entire arrangement opening from the centre. They’re a perfect solution in areas where you’d like to create a temporary dividing line between two rooms, while maintaining the impression of space.
Choose from frosted or clear glass to get the level of privacy you prefer. Some of our door designs also include clear bevelled glass for an elegant look.
Our internal french doors are made with toughened glass as standard to keep you and your family safe.
We offer internal double doors fully finished, primed and unfinished so you can get the right look for your home.
Opting for a prefinished french interior door will save you time on installation and give you all the benefits of a durable factory finish.
If you’d prefer to paint your door a custom colour, select a primed or unfinished door. If you choose a door that’s supplied unfinished, it will require priming and finishing on-site.
French door pairs are a popular choice for the dining room, kitchen and living room. But they’re also flexible enough to be used throughout the house.
In the bathroom or bedroom, you might want a little bit of privacy as well as the impression of space and the dispersal of light through the home. That’s where frosted glass panes, as seen in our 4L Shaker frosted doors, come in – they allow for both!
To divide your room and maintain easy access, french interior doors are ideal. Shop online with us today and discover your perfect door.
If you don’t feel that French Doors are quite right for your home, why not explore our range of internal bifold doors? These doors are designed to allow you flexibility, and come with added space-saving features, too!
If you need some help or advice, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team – we’ll be able to clear up any queries you might have, and help you to make an informed purchase.