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Which Windows Pair Well With Patio Doors?

Thanks to their ease of operation and aesthetic appeal, patio doors would make a great addition to any home. You can enhance their appeal and functionality by pairing them with certain types of windows. We recommend trying out the following combinations: 

Sliding Patio Doors and Picture Windows 

There’s just no substitute for natural light, which according to studies can improve people’s moods. Not to mention natural light can make a cramped room feel more spacious than it is. That’s why, function-wise, sliding patio doors and picture windows—both of which have wide glass areas—would go well together. Designwise, sliding patio doors, flanked on both sides by picture windows, can give your home a classic look. 

Hinged French Patio Doors and Arched Transom Windows 

Want to add an old-world elegance to your facade? The classic combination of French patio doors and arched transom windows would be a good choice. The most striking feature of French patio doors is their angular components, which stem from the French Renaissance’s focus on symmetry, proportion, and geometry, but it can be too much for some homeowners. Pairing hinged French patio doors with semi-oval transom windows can soften the sharpness of these angular features. 

Hinged French Patio Doors and Double-Hung Windows 

What if you want a simpler aesthetic? Try pairing hinged French patio doors with classic double-hung windows. You can’t go wrong with pairing these two timeless window and door styles. 

Door-to-Window Ratio

Remember: When it comes to pairing doors with windows, proportion is just as important as aesthetics. That’s why it’d be a good idea to consult a home improvement contractor about the recommended size rations for the aforementioned door-and-window pairings. 

Renewal by Andersen’s Signature Service 

As part of our signature service, Renewal by Andersen® of Fort Worth offers free in-home consultations to our customers. In these consultations, our design experts can make recommendations and take note of your preferences and needs, which will then be used to customize your doors and windows. To schedule an appointment, call us at (972) 301-8660 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Fort Worth, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.