Everyone loves a dutch door. Everyone.
But they do complicate matters, especially in cold climes like New England. There's hardware confusion, heat loss, style decisions, installation issues - the list goes on. But despite everything, their charm is undeniable.
My house came with 2 dutch doors - at the front and (somewhat inexplicably) off a bedroom - both saddled with horribly ugly storms. Unfortunately, the front door had been badly installed and poorly made. It was a mess of mismatched hardware and hot glue (?), draped with an unremarkable textile and requiring asap replacement. But where to go from here?