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.
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.
From the moment they enter this home in Minneapolis, Minn., guests are greeted with bright colors and patterns. A custom bench with gold hooks gives them a place to store their shoes and jackets, while blue pillows complement the door and wallpaper.
Can't beat a dutch door for charm factor (bonus: more ventilation!). Other lovely details in the laundry room include the patterned mosaic tile floor and folding table with a turned leg, reminiscent of early 20th century Colonial homes.
Dutch doors have their perks; in addition to complementing the home's country setting, this one fills the foyer with fresh air and natural light. As guests walk in, they'll also pass a reclaimed wood console table and horse lamp on their way to the kitchen.
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.