Here were the design considerations.
The two left two right bi-fold option would allow easier total openness as the panels would neatly lay back against the wall creating an open effect to the backyard pool area. This was a great decision as it allowed for viewing backyard pool parties from inside the house without obstruction. Additionally, this window configuration matched the shutter panel configuration such that air flow and light control was maximized. Great for afternoon television viewing. Finally, the double panel look created a cottage feel which matched the rest of the decor nicely.
Overall, a fun project with a very happy result.
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