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Why would you want french doors in a bedroom?

jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior MemberPensacola, FLPosts: 10,826 Senior Member
I was watching HGTV today, and they were renovating an older home. They made a garage into a 'bunkhouse' for visiting grandkids, but they added a set of glass french doors to that room and the master bedroom.

I could never understand why people want glass doors in their bedroom? I don't even like having a window someone can use to look into my bedroom. A burglar could be through that glass and at your bed in less than 1 second.



Besides, it will never keep the Zombies out!
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Miami, FL almost in the USA ;)Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I was watching HGTV today, and they were renovating an older home. They made a garage into a 'bunkhouse' for visiting grandkids, but they added a set of glass french doors to that room and the master bedroom.

    I could never understand why people want glass doors in their bedroom? I don't even like having a window someone can use to look into my bedroom. A burglar could be through that glass and at your bed in less than 1 second.



    Besides, it will never keep the Zombies out!

    Reinforced doors.

    Mine look out on the patio and pool when they are open. Impervious to a baseball bat.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    I was watching HGTV today, and they were renovating an older home. They made a garage into a 'bunkhouse' for visiting grandkids, but they added a set of glass french doors to that room and the master bedroom.

    I could never understand why people want glass doors in their bedroom? I don't even like having a window someone can use to look into my bedroom. A burglar could be through that glass and at your bed in less than 1 second.



    Besides, it will never keep the Zombies out!

    Well exhibitionists gotta have fun too!:rotflmao::roll2::rotflmao::roll2::rotflmao::roll2::rotflmao:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Yep, install a set of bleachers outside that window and charge admission! That's what a few nightclubs in Angeles City did back when I was stationed at Clark AFB!
    Jerry
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Somewhere north of MozambiquePosts: 6,637 Senior Member
    I thought French doors were the ones that you just push aside and they disappear into the woodwork?:tooth::tooth:
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Somewhere north of MozambiquePosts: 6,637 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    those are pocket doors

    Lol, read it again with the smiley faces...
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    I thought French doors were the ones that you just push aside and they disappear into the woodwork?:tooth::tooth:

    I guess it depends on which part of France you're from.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Somewhere north of MozambiquePosts: 6,637 Senior Member
    My first thought for a response was "Who wouldn't want them?... Oh wait, you said doors... never mind."

    Mebbe I over thought this?
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Why even have doors then :uhm:
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    French doors going outside are usually a bad idea. They're weak; easy to kick in, and easy for the wind to have its way with them. Idiot next door neighbor in Cali wanted them in her bedroom. I told her DO NOT do this, the wind slams into that end of your house. Of course she ignored me, and I could see them flexing in even a moderate wind, and she was wondering why she had a leak...

    Only thing worse than a French door is a sliding glass door, but for different reasons.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Pensacola, FLPosts: 10,826 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    Reinforced doors.

    Mine look out on the patio and pool when they are open. Impervious to a baseball bat.

    D

    Why? Why do you want to see that from the bedroom?

    Everyone says they want their bedroom to be "bright and airy". The sun is up before 6:00am here. The bedroom is where you sleep. How can you sleep in with all of that light?
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member crusted in sandPosts: 5,797 Senior Member
    We have french doors on the master bedroom that look out into a two acre pasture that the horses are in during the night. We only have blinds on the south wall of the master bedroom as that Is the only part of the house that can be seen from off of our property and on the guest room windows for the privacy of our guests. All of the other windows have sheer curtains on them that you can see through. The house is also surrounded by large oaks that shade the house and windows. If you are close enough to the house to see in the windows, you are trespassing and there will be two heelers sounding the alarm.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Miami, FL almost in the USA ;)Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Why? Why do you want to see that from the bedroom?

    Everyone says they want their bedroom to be "bright and airy". The sun is up before 6:00am here. The bedroom is where you sleep. How can you sleep in with all of that light?

    Plantation shutters.

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    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Miami, FL almost in the USA ;)Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    If you are close enough to the house to see in the windows, you are trespassing and there will be two heelers sounding the alarm.

    Bingo!

    Mine are inside a fenced yard.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member crusted in sandPosts: 5,797 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    French doors going outside are usually a bad idea. They're weak; easy to kick in, and easy for the wind to have its way with them. Idiot next door neighbor in Cali wanted them in her bedroom. I told her DO NOT do this, the wind slams into that end of your house. Of course she ignored me, and I could see them flexing in even a moderate wind, and she was wondering why she had a leak...
    Only thing worse than a French door is a sliding glass door, but for different reasons.

    Have you ever considered that there might be doors stronger and of higher quality than what you're experienced with? I don't recall you being a contractor so I suspect that there are lots of construction materials out there that you might not be familiar with. Your difficulty in drilling holes in ceramic tile makes me disregard any home repair or construction related advice that you might give. There are lots of high quality french doors and sliding patio doors available that you apparently aren't aware of.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • earlyearly Senior Member Thornton COPosts: 4,950 Senior Member
    French doors allow room to deploy the tracked gun carraige.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    Have you ever considered that there might be doors stronger and of higher quality than what you're experienced with? I don't recall you being a contractor so I suspect that there are lots of construction materials out there that you might not be familiar with. Your difficulty in drilling holes in ceramic tile makes me disregard any home repair or construction related advice that you might give. There are lots of high quality french doors and sliding patio doors available that you apparently aren't aware of.

    Oh no doubt. Throw enough money at a problem and it goes away, I get that. The neighbor in question was trying to turn a sow's ear (Mobile Home) into a silk purse (A Victorian mansion) and she didn't have any money. I knew she was going to have that problem, and she did. Sliders are noisy, prone to leakage, and are maintenance intensive (seals and rollers). I'm sure if you spend $10,000 on a door, it won't have these problems. But for the "rest of us", the best thing to do is avoid the problems in the first place, then you don't have to spend the money or deal with the issues!

    The neighbor on the other side of me in Cali insisted on putting in a slider - also on the windward side of his home. I told him not to. He did anyway. I moved before we had any weather, but it *will* leak sooner or later - probably sooner. The windward side had to be thought of as a roof - because wind blown rain came in horizontally quite frequently. At 30 to 50 knots! I'm sure someone makes a slider that can stand up to that, I'm also sure he didn't use one. I say use a well constructed single door with good gasketing and side light windows to get a similar effect as a slider or French door set - but most importantly said door should open OUT.

    As always, Your Mileage May Vary!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Why? Why do you want to see that from the bedroom?

    Everyone says they want their bedroom to be "bright and airy". The sun is up before 6:00am here. The bedroom is where you sleep. How can you sleep in with all of that light?

    I'm with you - I'd rather not have ANY windows in the bedroom. But I'm a "cave dweller", I like my house to be dim inside, and my bedroom to be completely pitch dark.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Pensacola, FLPosts: 10,826 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Unless I need to wake up before sunrise for a conference call I don't use an alarm anymore. I have huge windows in my bedroom overlooking a pond and the sun rises right over it. I let the sunrise wake me up. It awesome!
    5:40 AM
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (CDT)
    Sunrise in Panama City, FL 32404

    Ummmm..... No!
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member crusted in sandPosts: 5,797 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Oh no doubt. Throw enough money at a problem and it goes away, I get that. The neighbor in question was trying to turn a sow's ear (Mobile Home) into a silk purse (A Victorian mansion) and she didn't have any money. I knew she was going to have that problem, and she did. Sliders are noisy, prone to leakage, and are maintenance intensive (seals and rollers). I moved before we had any weather, but it *will* leak sooner or later - probably sooner. The windward side had to be thought of as a roof - because wind blown rain came in horizontally quite frequently. At 30 to 50 knots! I'm sure someone makes a slider that can stand up to that, I'm also sure he didn't use one. I say use a well constructed single door with good gasketing and side light windows to get a similar effect as a slider or French door set - but most importantly said door should open OUT.
    As always, Your Mileage May Vary!


    In my county, code requires windows and doors to withstand twice that and it's not an issue. Welcome to our planet, will you be staying long?
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Western PAPosts: 8,234 Senior Member
    Sliding glass to a back porch. At some point I will put french doors on it.

    Better field of fire.
    If I can see it from there, I own it.
    If a trespasser gets a look at my rosy red bum, its because I am bent over getting the carbine.
    I like light. Lived in enough cheap apts and places with dark paneling and no windows.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Living in a van, down by the river.Posts: 14,034 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Oh no doubt. Throw enough money at a problem and it goes away, I get that. The neighbor in question was trying to turn a sow's ear (Mobile Home) into a silk purse (A Victorian mansion) and she didn't have any money. I knew she was going to have that problem, and she did. Sliders are noisy, prone to leakage, and are maintenance intensive (seals and rollers). I'm sure if you spend $10,000 on a door, it won't have these problems. But for the "rest of us", the best thing to do is avoid the problems in the first place, then you don't have to spend the money or deal with the issues!

    The neighbor on the other side of me in Cali insisted on putting in a slider - also on the windward side of his home. I told him not to. He did anyway. I moved before we had any weather, but it *will* leak sooner or later - probably sooner. The windward side had to be thought of as a roof - because wind blown rain came in horizontally quite frequently. At 30 to 50 knots! I'm sure someone makes a slider that can stand up to that, I'm also sure he didn't use one. I say use a well constructed single door with good gasketing and side light windows to get a similar effect as a slider or French door set - but most importantly said door should open OUT.

    As always, Your Mileage May Vary!
    Just because someone blew up a Yugo engine when they tried to run nitrous in it doesn't mean that cars, in general, are poor forms of transportation.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm an early riser anyway. I hate wasting sunlight. But if I need to sleep, I'll sleep in broad daylight while a marching band goes by.

    Ah, you evidently didn't work swing shift for 30+ years and have your sleep cycle permanently screwed up.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    I'm with you - I'd rather not have ANY windows in the bedroom. But I'm a "cave dweller", I like my house to be dim inside, and my bedroom to be completely pitch dark.


    When we remodled this old house and put new screens on all the windows, the guy who custom built the screens offered these black screens. They block out a good bit more light than normal screens. I use lights all day long. But the offset of the cost of cooling in summer using central air (Here in South Texas) is worth it in that they keep the house notably cooler than regular screens. I don't like a room dark unless I'm trying to sleep. When I'm awake I like light. And the latest and greatest LED light bulbs are ultra cheap to run and last a LONG time. Oh and they generate a lot less heat too.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Sliding glass to a back porch. At some point I will put french doors on it.

    Better field of fire.
    If I can see it from there, I own it.
    If a trespasser gets a look at my rosy red bum, its because I am bent over getting the carbine.
    I like light. Lived in enough cheap apts and places with dark paneling and no windows.

    Me too! I'm not a bat with radar eyes!

    I think my ex Filipina is though, the woman can literally see in the dark! Never seen anybody like her in that respect.

    She's not afraid of the dark because she's never in the dark. The woman's like a damn Cat!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    In my county, code requires windows and doors to withstand twice that and it's not an issue. Welcome to our planet, will you be staying long?

    That's good - unfortunately in Ca, their only concern is earthquake (and fire). I doubt the local gov't even knows about our windy micro-clime.

    Which doesn't invalidate my point: You can do anything if you throw enough money at it. French doors are sub-optimal for external doors in most cases, overcoming their limitations takes money. Just like anything else!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    Just because someone blew up a Yugo engine when they tried to run nitrous in it doesn't mean that cars, in general, are poor forms of transportation.

    I can only go by what I've seen in my years on this planet this time around. I never tried running my Yugo on nitrous, but it was a very reliable 50K of transportation back in the day. What a Rolls Royce would do I have no idea!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Me too! I'm not a bat with radar eyes!

    I think my ex Filipina is though, the woman can literally see in the dark! Never seen anybody like her in that respect.

    She's not afraid of the dark because she's never in the dark. The woman's like a damn Cat!

    I pretty much am - I can see in the dark very well, only contrasting lights screw with my night vision, especially as I get older.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    I sold doors and windows for a few years. There are higher quality French doors that can be easily added to the bedroom. I personally wouldn't do them. I would rather have high windows for light and solid doors for access, but you can get ones that are REALLY tough. Won't be 10K. I sold a very nice triple door that was about 3K with all the bells and whistles.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • shushshush Senior Member This Sceptical Isle.Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Tugar wrote: »
    ............. with all the bells and whistles.

    We call that Morris Dancing.

    No french drawers in sight though.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,281 Senior Member
    Hmmmmm possibly a new tradition at the SE shoot........or not...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
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