Dutch doors were made popular in our country during the nineteenth century by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch used them to let in fresh air and bright sunshine, and keep animals out. Here are a few ways you could use them:
1. As a baby gate at the top or bottom of stairs.
2. To keep dogs in or out while you enjoy the sunshine.
3. As a way to keep smaller children out of an older child’s bedroom, while keeping the lines of visual or verbal communication open.
Almost any door can be modified to create a dutch door. Here is a tutorial on altering an existing door to create your very own dutch version. Once you’ve made the necessary changes, choose a beautiful paint color to highlight your gorgeous new decorating element! You can shop for a paint color here: our online shop called the Colour Cupboard.
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