Dutch Doors vs French Doors: Which Entry Doors Are Right for Your Property?

The entrance to your home reveals a lot about you — kind of like how eyes are the windows to your soul. That’s why the decision you make when choosing wrought iron entry doors can make a massive difference to how people perceive your home.

It’s also not just about the appearance of your house. Your iron entry doors are often used the most and are also a critical barrier between your home's interior and the outside environment. The choice you make should also be logistically sound and suitable for your external environment.

Let’s take a look at what both types of doors offer you.


Delightfully Rustic: Dutch Doors

Farm architecture and design are making a comeback, which is why Dutch doors are adored by people everywhere. The fusion between a quirky Dutch door and the modernity of contemporary iron doors gives you the best of both worlds.

The question is, how well do these doors work as iron front doors?

Dutch iron entry doors offer convenience by allowing fresh air to pass through the house while also keeping unwanted animals out and your children in. You can also communicate or interact with a delivery person through the buffer of a door if you have a Dutch door. Dutch iron entry doors are also very sturdy, which gives you security as well.

However, there are some concerns about Dutch doors in environments where there’s a lot of humidity or bugs. Sometimes it’s just better to let the ‘fresh air’ stay outside!

Classically Modern: Paradoxical Iron French Doors


On the other hand, iron French doors are a design element that has been used much more extensively by architects and designers everywhere. As with all things French, these doors offer a liberating effect, by allowing homeowners to enjoy natural light without having to open their iron front doors.

French doors are characterized by the glass paneling that's juxtaposed with panels of black iron or steel. The glass paneling can be clear, for iron patio doors or interior doors. However, for wrought iron entry doors, frosted or textured glass is a great way to maintain your privacy.

French doors do take up a lot of space, so it's best to use them when you have a lot of indoor room to spare.

The Best Iron Exterior Doors: Defined

Both of these exterior iron doors look gorgeous and have their own sets of pros and cons. Which one is better? That remains to be seen because the choice is mostly up to your personal needs and preferences.

Dutch doors can always be used during suitable weather in the fall and winter months, so if your Texan home needs that rustic detail, this could be the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you're a fan of open space design and tons of natural light, you may want to make room for some gorgeous French modern iron doors.  

At Pinky's Iron Doors, we offer variety in both Dutch doors and iron French doors as well as factory-style steel doors, steel sliding doors, Euroline steel doors, pocket steel doors and steel factory windows. We also make custom wrought iron doors and double wrought iron doors based on your wishes.

Call us at 844-843-6677 or visit our online shop to browse through our wrought iron entry doors to make the best choice for your home!  



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