Many homeowners spend a lot of time deciding between the different options they have available when choosing to replace the front door at their property. It isn’t uncommon for people to even design their own dream front door too and thankfully this is easy to do so when working with an experienced company. However, whilst so much care is taken when choosing a front door, people often don’t spend the same amount of time deciding on an external back door. 

It goes without saying that your back door is just as important as your front and you should ensure that you’re exploring all of your options when replacing this door too. So, to help any homeowners who haven’t been to a door showroom yet and are currently trying to decide which external back door they should consider, our team here at Brackenwood have put together some helpful information about the most popular high-quality doors available on the market. 

French doors

French doors are probably the most common type of external back door and many homeowners will have these in their home. These high-quality doors work in the same way as any other double door and they are essentially two doors that sit side by side, sharing the same frame, which will open outwards. 

This popular back door is suitable for every property and you can trust that they will always look beautiful and elegant. Many choose to have UPVC french doors, but these days, they are also available in a range of styles, colours and finishes enabling them to blend naturally with the existing look of your home, so you’re not restricted.

Patio doors

Patio doors are another very popular option and you may also hear these referred to as sliding doors. As you may expect, these doors are again, two doors that sit next to one another, however with patio doors, instead of opening on a hinge, one door will slide being the other. Usually, these doors are more like huge panels of glass than a traditional looking door too. 

This type of door will help you to integrate your garden to your home, providing you with a clear view of our outdoor space at all times, as well as a wide opening when in use. Again, you can get these high-quality doors in a range of designs, so you can ensure they compliment both the interior and exterior of your home. 

Bifold doors

Bifold doors are more of a modern choice, but they are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners. These contemporary doors are made up of glass panels, similarly to patio doors, but when opening, as the name suggests, they fold instead. The panels will concertina back providing you with a huge opening. 

This external door option is designed with ultra-slim frames, so you can maximise the unobstructed view into your garden allowing a huge amount of natural light to flood into your home. Bifold doors have a vast range of opening configurations and you’re able to choose the number of panels you desire, so it is a flexible choice which allows you to get exactly what you want.

Stable doors 

Stable doors are very popular when homeowners only have room for a single door at the back of their home. You may hear people call stable doors ‘split doors’ and from this name, they are fairly self-explanatory. This traditional door looks like a standard single door, but it has a horizontal split which allows you to only open half of the door. 

This high-quality door option is often chosen by families with young children or pets as it is easy to keep them safe whilst still allowing fresh air to flow into the home. Whether you would like a traditional or modern looking stable door, with a comprehensive range of colours, finishes, glass design and hardware styles to choose from, anything is possible. 

Choosing a new external back door 

Hopefully, this information can help you to decide which of these popular external back door options is best suited to your property. Take some time to weigh up the pros and cons of each of these high-quality doors and see which will be best for your home. So, when visiting a door showroom you will then have an idea of what type of door you’re interested in which will undeniably make things much easier when browsing the extensive range available. 

If you’re looking for a local door showroom where you can view any of the popular external back doors mentioned above, visit Brackenwood today. We have a huge selection of doors on display, so you can see for yourself how your favourite options look in real life. Our door specialists will also gladly share their knowledge of these popular doors with you too to help you choose the perfect design. So, don’t hesitate to visit our door showroom today.