At first glance, a dutch door, that is cut in half horizontally allowing the top and bottom half of the door to be opened independently, only belongs in homes where you are trying to keep young children contained, yet still letting in light and fresh air. They are commonly found in daycare centers.
But with a few twists, such as a modern tone, or cutting the door higher for additional privacy a dutch door can be used on any door, front or back to let in natural light and fresh air into the home. Interior door can also get the dutch door treatment. And of course, like in daycare centers you can use them to keep kids in their rooms at night without compromising visibility.
- A coat of black paint will ensure that your dutch door fits a more modern look rather than an out-of-place rustic style
- Adding a dutch door as a back door entrance into your kitchen will allow natural sunlight and fresh air to flood into the room
- Dutch doors are excellent options for young children’s bedrooms, especially if they have a habit of wandering in the middle of the night
“If your mudroom is the home of the back door, don’t hesitate to opt for a dutch door. It will make it easy to put muddy kids’ clothes from their bodies straight into the washer or pass through plates of food for dinner on the patio.”
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