An enchanting front entrance with a Dutch door introduces guests to the traditional home. Built in 1902, the homeowners have taken great care to preserve and enhance the architecture and design of Laurentia, as well as to bring its structural integrity to the highest level.
The white wainscoted walls of this home's traditional entry feel elegant while the dutch door lets fresh air inside. Dutch doors are a great idea for families who want to keep pets outside or small children inside.
Cabinets painted in a light teal color combined with an abundance of sunlight streaming through the open Dutch door make this kitchen bright and airy. An exposed brick wall adds a rustic touch to the otherwise modern space, while a small round white table provides the perfect space for casual dining.
After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function. An old playground is replaced with an art studio complete with a Dutch door, dog bed, sitting area and painting desk, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.
On afternoons and weekends, the multipurpose room is occupied by both boys and their playmates. Since young boys are known for rambunctiousness and running around endlessly, they're kept at bay safely thanks to a Dutch door installed at the room's entry. To keep the kids contained inside, the bottom half of the door usually remains closed while the top half remains open, allowing parents to keep an eye on the kids from a distance.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have repainted the siding of the home a modern gray/green and kept the original Dutch door but painted it with a faux finish to look like a dark stained wood grain. They also updated the landscaping as well as a new walkway that matches the brick of the chimney.
A Dutch front door provides the option to have fresh air without fully exposing the home. The hot-pink exterior color shines boldly against the gray and white colors of the foyer. The pendant light fixture is an unexpected decorative element in the transitional space.