So you’ve picked out your French doors, now you need to choose your French door hardware. Don’t spend too much time worrying, but do take into account the following few factors when deciding which hardware to use.
Do make sure that the design you choose does not clash with the style of the door. Hardware comes in a variety of shapes, colors, designs and sizes. While hinges are often out-of-sight and don’t need much thought, visible locks and handles require some consideration. When making your decision, consider whether your choice compliments the door as well as the atmosphere of the room.
When choosing a color, make sure it doesn’t conflict with the color of the door and the room. Taupe, white, chrome, brass, gold tone and oil rubbed bronze are a few selections of colors. You wouldn’t want to pick a gold-toned handle if you have a silver or chrome appliances in the kitchen that the doors open into.
Installing the Hardware
After purchasing your hardware, you can install it. Generally the hardware comes with installation instructions, so be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Additionally, make sure your doors are square so that the hardware works properly.