Since the 17th century, Dutch doors have been helpful and trendy. Originally brought to the United States by the Dutch; this colonial door style has stuck around and the revival of Dutch doors is on the rise with the popularity of vintage style. They were originally essential to the settlers for farm living to keep critters outside but keep the children inside. It also allowed for conversation during deliveries, a nice airflow, and a stepping stone for screen doors. All of these functions are still very useful today as well. These doors can be indoors for semi-privacy, but also lead to the backyard, be a side door, and even be a front door. With so many places to have one, so many useful functions, and so many styles to choose from, why not have one in your home?
Exterior Doors - Having a Dutch door in the kitchen is extremely convenient. You can let out hot air and let in fresh air. And you can do that without the little ones running out.
This Dutch kitchen door that leads to the outdoors is extra special because it has the option of a half glass Dutch door to let in sunlight, or close it all up to a regular wood door. A very nifty and cute idea!
Interior - This allows semi-privacy for when you need the kitchen to yourself for cooking, but you still want to keep and eye and an ear out for the kids in the next room. This kitchen door pictured below is especially adorable with the sailor style circle window!
A Traditional White Farmhouse Dutch Door – Your unique entryway doesn't need much decor when you have such a charming Dutch door that adds so much character.
Stunning Double Colored Door - Another awesome function is that you can paint the exterior and interior different colors and when you open the top half, you get a great pop of color!
Gorgeous Side Light - Any doors can be spiced up with side light windows, but with Dutch doors the custom window designs can have a theme and be carried through the door, side lights, and even top windows.
Entryways - Exterior Pops of Color:
Mint - This door is special because the top half is slightly larger than the bottom half; it is a unique spin on the traditional Dutch door.
Blue Double Dutch - This entry is obviously unique because of the double Dutch. A very non-traditional take on the Dutch colonial style, this original home exterior definitely makes a statement.
Exterior Gorgeous Side Light - This is the exterior of the door previously pictured above “Gorgeous Side Light”; it was so stunning we had to show you both sides!
A Modern Spin - The electric yellow is a nice way to spice it up, but this proves that Dutch doors do not have to be part of your traditional farmhouse home renovation.
Teal French Dutch Mix - This distinctive door is a mix of two countries. Together they make an incredible entry.
Home Office into Sunroom: This is great for partial privacy when working but again choosing when to allow for interruptions. This is also a very stylish transition into the sunroom!
Laundry Room: Another clever placement for a Dutch door; allow fresh breeze into your stuffy laundry room. This is also great because you can keep an eye out for the kids in the backyard while you get some loads done.
Pet Space - Another functionality for Dutch doors is for pets! So attach one to your pet space; it can be your extended mudroom or laundry room. The image below is a very traditional Dutch door because it even includes the traditional saddle handle! The space pictured also has a second Dutch door closet with a barn theme (super cute)!
Mudroom - This is pretty much a glorified entryway, but this picture needed its own category because of the stunning mudroom! The bench is super inviting and adorable.
Coastal Lattice - Right off the dining room leading to the porch, what could be more perfect? This door has fantastic coastal feel. The designed woodwork on the glass is stunning and so is the warm color scheme.
Coastal Turquoise - The Dutch door is absolutely not just for the rural country; the Dutch door was practically made for a tropical coastal home.
Sleek Beach House Entry - This larger Dutch door lets in the ocean breeze and allows for a breathtaking ocean view.
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