Have you ever seen or imagined a Dutch-door-bestowed kitchen that wasn't quaint? The door style - which opens freely on top only (for air circulation) or connects together to operate traditionally - just oozes charm:
Dutch doors really were first used in the Netherlands - as their name would have you think - as entry doors. Today, we see them less at front doors. More often, yet still rare, they're used as interior doors between kitchens and playrooms or living rooms and as exterior back doors. Wouldn't the middle sill of a dutch door be the perfect place to cool a pie (at least in our quaint reverie)? The gallery above is a look at a few of our favorite examples.
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