Your patio is an extension of your home, and ideally it should be your gateway to a relaxing outdoor experience on your property. Creating a seamless transition between your patio and your indoors can be tricky. That’s why we have some tips that can help you with this process. Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico has a few reminders when planning your patio French doors.
Equal Floor Levels
The first step in creating the illusion of a seamless transition through your patio doors is making the floors on an equal level. This can be done by matching the interior and exterior flooring down to the ground level. If worried about water seeping into your home through your patio doors, having a longer overhang can provide the protection your patio needs. If that’s not possible, try having a drainage system below your patio door covered by rocks or other decorative choices. This will keep it elegant and effective at the same time.
A transitory patio experience can’t happen if you cannot see the outside through the doors. Having a sliding patio door is an ideal way to fix this, as it reduces the obstruction between the two spaces and still allows protection from the elements.
Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, standard on our patio doors, guarantee protection and highly effective insulation, whatever the weather or season.
Another way to help with the transition is to have some furniture on your patio. There are quality outdoor couches and tables you can buy that are able to withstand the exposure. You may want to look at awnings, as well, if you would like to reduce the sun or rain that falls on your furniture. You can enjoy your patio any day, if you design it well.
Doors are not just functional parts of your home; they can be works of art that support your lifestyle. Call Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico at (505) 312-6577, and let’s talk about how our doors can change the way your use your patio. We work with homeowners in Albuquerque, NM and nearby areas.