House With The Dutch Doors
The dutch doors can provide some old-world charm for your house, as well as extra ventilation, and making one from your existing single- or double-panel exterior door is a straightforward task. Dutch doors were commonly used in the seventeenth century by Dutch citizens as a way to keep barn animals out of the house, while allowing fresh air and sun to penetrate the living space. Today, dutch doors are still available and come in a variety of colors and mouldings. This kind of door can be used as the primary entrance or can be found on the tool shed. In fact, there are many potential uses and the ultimate decision of how it fits within the home, or within the boundaries of the property, is really up to the end user. The great news for those who want to welcome the ways of old, but who aren’t quite willing to forego the intricate beauty of today’s modern doors, is that dutch doors have been vastly updated since the seventeenth century. The specialized design still works well for dividing spaces or opening to the outside environment, but with a wide variety of glass cuts, mouldings, stains, and colors, it enables the owner to really keep his or her living area unique and modern.
Dutch doors are great when there are space restrictions in a home. Some homes may have a stairwell and hallway that converge at the main entrance of a home. If the door were left open, perhaps the stairwell would be blocked or the hallway would be cut off. One can still open the top half of the door to allow for the flow of air and light without blocking access.