There are a number of reasons as to why you would want to keep a patio door open – you may have children who are constantly opening and closing the door, find yourself having to get up every now and again to let your pet outside, or perhaps you would just enjoy a consistent light breeze flowing through your property.
There are various patio door types: sliding doors, bifold doors, French doors and pocket doors. Each may require something different to keep it open and there are many different options for keeping them open, so the possibilities are endless! In this article, we’ll simplify your options and give an overview of the best ways to prop open your patio door.
Fun Options: A Door Stop
Perhaps the most obvious option – a door stop. While these may not be useful for sliding, bifold and pocket doors, they can be a fun way of holding open a French patio door. Plus, there are so many variations to choose from, you will surely find something to suit your unique style!
Child Safe Options: A Foam Door Stopper, Cabin Hooks
With these options, you can be sure that your patio door won’t trap those little fingers! These methods will prevent your child from constantly opening and closing the door, which can result in less slamming and potential damage.
Pet Friendly Options: Cabin Hooks, Magnetic Door Holder
You may wish to keep your patio door open slightly for a pet to roam. Suitable methods of keeping your patio door open will be very similar to the child friendly options – a cabin hook or magnetic door holder will secure your door open so your pet can enter and leave your property with ease during those warmer months.
A Quick Fix: Plant Pots
One of the quickest options for holding your patio door open with no DIY involved is the use of a plant pot or two! There’s no need to make a purchase if you have them already and, with your favourite flowers, can make a stunning addition to your patio!