Picking Hardware and Accessories for Your Patio Door

Patio doors aren’t just there to connect the outdoors to your indoor living space or to protect your home against the weather. They also present virtually endless design opportunities to inject more character into your home.

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Like most things, your patio doors in Orange County, CA look greatest when they reflect your sense of style down to the last detail. Bring out the best in them by picking the right hardware and accessories. Here are three things to consider:

  1. Material

Door components such as knobs and handles don’t seem like much at first glance. Without them, however, your doors would look incomplete and won’t function properly. That’s why it’s important to choose the best–looking and best–performing materials.

Consider metal. Thanks to its rustic look and incredible strength, you’ll often see doors with nickel, bronze, or brass hardware finishes. Andersen® also makes doors with handles made of stone. On top of being elegant, this type of hardware is extremely durable too, making it ideal material for harsh weather.

  1. Color

Combining different hues on your doors can be exciting, especially if you have so many options to choose from. When picking the right color accessories for your unit though, keep in mind the two C’s of design: contrast and consistency.

Light–dark contrast is a staple of contemporary design. Use it to your advantage if you’re thinking of installing gliding patio doors. Consistent color palettes, however, scream classic. If you have light-colored units, you should go for similar shade hardware. Check out our gallery for more color suggestions. We offer several hues and finishes, some of which you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere.

  1. Grille

Give your next doors more personality by picking a grille pattern that you like. Grilles may be installed over or between panes of glass to create a “divided light” look on your doors. Apart from softening the sun’s glare, they also add an interesting design detail to your interiors.

Remember this one rule, though: grille patterns must follow the overall style of the patio door. If you’ve chosen traditional French doors in Orange County, CA, for example, pick equally classic-looking grilles. Renewal by Andersen offers Prairie and Colonial designs that complement these units nicely. If you’re going for a modern look, however, leave the grilles out altogether.

Renewal by Andersen of Orange County is your go-to company for stylish patio doors that reflect your taste and style. Give us a call at (888) 266-7127 to schedule a free in-home consultation and we’ll help you figure out the best door hardware and accessory combination for your home.