Doors are more important than we think and we use them more often than we can count. To define a door, it is not just an entrance or exit to a place. There are several types of doors. One of them is the Dutch doors. 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. Dutch doors were also used to keep children protected, while letting the desired elements into the home. Because they have a horizontal split between the bottom part of the door and the top half, it made it easy to create the desirable airflow without allowing in unwanted visitors. Dutch doors have been used as stable doors for years and are often referred to as such. The reason for this type of use is the same as it has always been. It allows the fresh air to penetrate the animals’ living space without escape attempts.
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.