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The Dutch door was first used during the 1600s in the Netherlands. It was popular in farm homes because it allowed the homeowner to open the top half of the door while keeping the bottom half closed. This kept farm animals from wandering into the home during the day. We may not have to worry too much about farm animals getting in, but the Dutch door is still a great way to create flexible transitions between rooms.
Love this Dutch door! What a great color...bright red. The fact that it's arched just adds to the whimsy of this style door.
Would you consider using a Dutch door in your home?