Thursday, April 16

Thursday Drive: Useless Front Doors

You've all seen them. Beautiful homes with beautiful front doors that you just know rarely (if ever) get used.

Sometimes weeds growing out of the equally unused sidewalks in front of them is the tip off.

They're so far from the driveway that only Jehovah Witnesses ever make the trek.

The families that live in these homes and anyone they really want to see use the back door or come in through the garage.

So what's the point? Why not just paint what looks like a beautiful door on the front of the house and use the entry hall behind it for storage instead? (Most families do anyway...)

Zoning laws require one as an exit in case of fire, but shouldn't architects consider long-term usefulness when drawing up the plans?

More on orphan front doors at Siting A House: Where Will the Front Door Go?.

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