Originally Posted by Ataturk
I am redoing my french doors -- got the blinds between the glass, fancy handlesets, etc. Paint, bondo, new seals and bottoms.
Formerly I had levers and they're kind of crummy, especially since the "dummy" versions don't actually match the operating ones. Imagine my surprise.
The dummy handleset is supposed to be poor, too, so I thought I'd just drill a hole in the non-operating door and put a regular operating handleset in it (without the latch, obviously). But someone recently told me, quite adamantly, that the fashionable thing to do these days is just have one handle on french doors.
Is that true?
I did a little research into this recently when restoring our 18th-century house, which has three sets of double doors (solid, not glass). In that period in England, one handle was traditional, so that's what we went for. Looks good, and avoids the confusion of reaching for a handle and finding that it doesn't do anything.