Kitchen Door

Kitchen Door

As far as we know, the Dutch door originated in the Netherlands during the 17th century and was very popular with the settlers of Dutch and English origin who colonized what is now the United States.  The door worked well to keep farm animals out of the home while keeping small children safe.  The families enjoyed additional light and fresh air when the upper half was open.

One of the major advantages of the modern Dutch door is that we can keep our pets(and small children) corralled and at the same time enjoy the fresh air and view.  Any time our clients express even a slight interest in a Dutch door, we design one or more into the project.

Mudroom with Dutch Door

Mudroom with Dutch Door

Hallway Dutch door

Hallway Dutch door

Mud Room Door

Mud Room Door

Writer's Cabin

Writer’s Cabin

Period Dutch door from HABS collection

Period Dutch door from HABS collection

Photos by Rob Karosis

By Published On: February 19th, 2017Categories: Miscellaneous7 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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7 Comments

  1. Diana Bier February 23, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I’ve always been fascinated by Dutch doors! My only question is how to keep the insects out?

  2. James Crisp February 23, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Thank you. There would have to be a screen door outside.

  3. Lisa Hintzen February 27, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Love Dutch doors! When replacing a door with side lights, do I need to replace the whole unit or can I just replace the door??

  4. Matthew Connor September 18, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I really like both the kitchen and mud room doors. How would I go about purchasing one and how much are they?

    Thanks

  5. James Crisp September 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Please call Roger Manley at (914) 489-0756

  6. Laurie Meyer July 24, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve always LOVED dutch doors. Had one in our family room growing up, brings back fond memories.

  7. James Crisp July 24, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I feel the same way. JC

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