Even in a stain grade door one might be tempted to select a French door with multiple lites, caming, obscure glass, blinds, vents and other bobbles. In reality, the most important feature in the design is penetration of light and clean lines. Unless your overall design requires specific glass treatment, leave it alone. The one lite French doors provide the most glass area, the best view, and even the least expense. The clarity of the one lite French door allows your eyes to focus on what is beyond the doors such as views of the pool, ocean, lake or garden.
The square edge profile of the shaker one lite might match the lines of your new kitchen cabinet doors. The craftsman style is built to match flat panel craftsman kitchen cabinet doors and has an ovolo moulding.
Stain grade doors have one feature that is not to be overlooked. The beauty of the wood is a feature in any home particularly when matched to stained windows and floors. When the door matches the wood floors, kitchen cabinets or real wood furniture, the warmth and attractiveness is unmistakable. Jambs can be painted to match the trim in a design we call split finish. Split finish allows the door frames to match the window frame, interior painted trim, or painted features in the home.