Maybe you saw it at a friend’s house or in a magazine. Or perhaps an online blogger brought it to your attention.
Whatever it is that brought Dutch doors to mind, you’re fascinated. And we can see why. They’re charming and functional.
Is it possible to have a Dutch door in your mobile home?
Why, sure it is! In your mobile home, the sky’s the limit. So let’s delve more into the topic of Dutch doors and see what designs options come your way. We’ll also explore some key points on the installation topic.
Dutch doors, here we come!
Dutch doors for your mobile home
Before we proceed with the uncovering of Dutch door designs, let’s look at what makes a Dutch door a Dutch door.
What is a Dutch door?
It’s a door that is divided in two. This allows the top and bottom half to be open and shut individually.
Originally, these doors were helpful in keeping critters out of farmhouses and children indoors. Need fresh air wafting through the house but don’t want to let the chickens in? No problem. Keep the bottom half of the door shut and let the top half swing open.
On breezy days, having the bottom half shut kept dirt from blowing in while the breeze entered the house.
As you can see, it’s a practical design — and popular throughout the Netherlands and in early New England.
Dutch door designs
Today, the mobile home owner finds him or herself inundated with design options. Here we’ll list a few that we believe are worthy of note. You’ll love the options we have in store for you.
Exterior Dutch doors
A Dutch door isn’t just for the interior of your mobile home. As a matter of fact, we recommend exterior Dutch doors so you can allow the free flow of outdoor air into your home. This can be a refreshing addition to your home.
DIY Dutch door
For the adventurous do it yourself homeowner, look no further. Here’s a worthy project.
You can make your own Dutch door for the mobile home. Be aware: there is measuring and cutting involved. It’s not an easy project, but it is a worthy one for the seasoned DIYer.
Dutch doors for a farm look
Whether for interior or exterior use, a Dutch door with a farm look brings a country charm to the house.
Dutch doors with window panes
For some inspiration on what Dutch doors with window panes can do for you, check out this fun yellow door. This homeowner has it installed as the door to the laundry room. You can close the door and still keep an eye on the kids while you grapple with laundry. Or keep an eye on the kids while they deal with laundry. Who doesn’t like that idea?
Vine Dutch door
For a French style door, try a metal vine Dutch door. This door can be installed as both an exterior or interior style depending on how you order it. It’s a great way to keep kids in and critters out while allowing the breeze to enter the mobile home.
Installing your Dutch doors
There are many other Dutch door designs up for grabs. Take your time hunting down the perfect door.
In the meantime, understand the following about installing your Dutch doors.
One, installing an exterior Dutch door is best left to a professional. You’re counting on perfect alignment of the top and bottom halves of the door. Otherwise, you won’t have a good seal with the door is closed. A bad seal means air leaks and bugs.
Second, if you can install a regular door on your own, then installing an interior Dutch door shouldn’t be a problem for you. As a matter of fact, if you already have carpentry skills, see about making your own custom Dutch door as shared above.
Doorway to paradise
In your mobile home, you should see your own paradise. A place of rest and comfort for the soul — a place to welcome weary guests to find refreshment at your table.
It only makes sense that you would want to spruce it up for your own benefit and that of others. We hope you like the addition of a Dutch door or two in your mobile home.
For those who choose to incorporate a rustic look into their mobile home, check out these projects that use reclaimed wood. Repurposed wood can give off a one of a kind look to any mobile home interior. And it doesn’t have to cost much. Give it a try and see what you like.