It seems that with most things we are picking out for the house, I find myself asking the classic question of “how much will this option suck to clean, compared to the other option?”
Our current dilemma is for the French doors we are putting in. We love the look of the ‘older version’ ones:
The problem with this one though is the cleaning. Not only do you have to clean each pane individually, but you also have each ledge collecting dust. Also, there are pretty big screws that show on the inside of the door. Bummer!
The other option is for the grid to be inside. The thing that kills me with this look is the fact that since all glass is energy efficient now, it tints the white grid to a now tan look. The contrast of white to tan kills me! Dramatic, yes I know! Also, it feels more modern to me, which isn’t what we love.
We can always do doors with no grid, but I think we both prefer having a grid a little more. So what would you do? Would you go with the more classic look, even if its a pain? Or the grid inside the panes of glass, thats not exactly how we like for it to look, but would be so easy to keep clean? Or, do we go with the solid glass, no grid, option? That way theres not tan grid, and no pain in the butt to clean problems?
Decisions, decisions! Would love your input, please:)