I have been absent for a few weeks.
Good to be back.
noun: spring; plural noun: springs
the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November.
"in spring the garden is a feast of blossom"
I posted this photo on Instagram recently so I could show you the reality of spring this year in my part of the world.
According to the definition this should not be happening.
One thing we learned after such a brutal winter and a delayed spring....
well, perhaps we were simply reminded....
was that we cannot wait any longer
to replace our "front door".
So, in our buried state of snow-dom we have been searching for ideas of what that might look like.
The doors at the front of our house...which open on to the front deck.... look like this.
Okay....only photo I could find (sans neige) is below... panoramic feature on iPhone... I know...distorted.
And by the way that was fall.... my new favourite season after summer.
It used to be spring.
Those same style doors open on to the back balcony off the dining room.
So, I want to keep a similar feel.
I am leaning towards the 3/4 window look.
I still want to let light flood that side of the house given it faces south.
But not sure if I want double doors or a single door.
|via Simplified bee|
And, what about the rules?
Not that I get too hung up on them but it does become permanent... and curb appeal etc.
I have a 3-paned double door on the front and back of the house.
Do I have to stick with that on the side?
The side door is really our front.... door.... you know, place of entry.
Last summer we had a roof built out over the back door and I was surprised at how inexpensive a job it was.
I am thinking about building a roof on the side deck as well which would allow us to hang a nice light and create a greater senseof an entrance area.
I will admit that I have a thing for doors.
I would really love a large wood door...stately... and big.
But, I also need light.
So, that is just not going to work in this house.
|via Abby Unrath|
Reality is that although our doors at the front and back are all wood, they have matching screen doors as well and that actually protects them somewhat in the harsher months.
So, this door(s) will have to be metal clad on the outside but I would like wood on the inside.
Much wider but their is a good possibility that I would put a roman blind on them ....
unless of course we build the roof on the side deck.
So, pretty pics aside....here is the reality....
hard to read the explanatory text so ..... chimney will be gone.... I painted in, rather poorly, a double door scenario for you to see.
On the left you can see the pallet-like stairs that we put in and they come right off the left hand side of the deck that you see below and wind down to the back yard.
Finally, if covered I think I could have a really nice entry way....so many possibilities...
So, what about your doors....and preferences?
Any pics above strike you?