Saturday, June 27, 2015

Old House Features

Remember dutch doors, sleeping porches, transom windows, laundry chutes, and root cellars? It looks like they might be making a comeback! From Bob Vila:
Popular with the 18th-century Dutch settlers of New York and New Jersey, so-called Dutch doors are split horizontally in the middle; open just the top to keep out animals while letting in light and air. Making your own is straightforward. Saw any wood door in half, then attach each half to the door frame with two hinges apiece. A simple sliding bolt joins the top and bottom as a single, solid panel. (Read more.)

1 comment:

Stephanie A. Mann said...

When my parents remodeled their house years ago, the dutch door from the utility room to the garage had to go--wasn't in compliance with local code. We were sorry to see it go.