Stable Doors For Country Kitchens
Nothing does country charm better than a magnificent set of traditional stable doors. Divided horizontally, the bottom half of a stable door can be securely fastened and closed while the top half remains open. This allows for improved ventilation and an influx of natural light into your property while still remaining secure.
A precursor to the more modern screen door, stable doors have a vast and interesting history. Also referred to as a Dutch door or a half-door, the iconic stable door is rooted in traditional, agricultural living. It can also add a contemporary flourish to a modern project.
At Majestic Designs, we offer a variety of bespoke, custom made uPVC and composite stable doors that can deliver airflow, light and thermal efficiency to your property.
History of stable doors
Stable doors were originally engineered to keep small children safe in the home while still allowing air to flow through the property. Rising to prominence in the early 17th century, stable doors were popular in the Netherlands and were known as Dutch doors. These Dutch doors were ideal for keeping animals such as wandering chickens outside the home. Stable doors could also be used in barns and stables for locking in farm animals.
Revered for its practicality and flexibility, the iconic Dutch door became an enduring choice in agricultural properties and eventually spread across Europe to Britain and Ireland. Stable doors were also brought to the United States when the Dutch immigrated and settled in their droves along the East Coast of North America.
In Ireland, stable doors became increasingly popular after a tax on windows and glass was introduced in the 19th century. Irish farmers living in rural areas opted for smaller windows and stable doors as a way of avoiding the extra tax, while also allowing ventilation and natural light into their cottages. It is said that this is where the term “daylight robbery” came from! Stable doors are now an integral part of the Irish countryside, as well as the iconic historical cottages. To this day, those cottages still dot Ireland’s rolling hills.
Ventilation and security
Stable doors are engineered with four hinges instead of the normal three. Designed with innovation and practicality in mind, stable doors are the perfect addition to your property if improving ventilation is at the forefront of your mind.
Installing a stable door in your home allows you to have the best of both worlds. Stable doors provide an effective barrier to the world, keeping young children and domestic pets safe inside without compromising on natural light or airflow.
Poised for revival in the modern home, stable doors are iconic of a different era. Many if not all of the original stable doors still seen today were installed in homes prior to the 1880s. They are iconic of sunnier, simpler days when our forebears lived off the land. If you are wanting to add oodles of country charm to your property, then the addition of a stable door from Majestic Designs to your home is the perfect solution. Innovative and practical, stable doors can add a contemporary flourish to a modern property. They can also be used to retain the aesthetics of your period property during a historically sensitive refurbishment project.
Majestic Designs engineers our vast range of windows and doors right here in Cheddar, in our state-of-the-art factories in the heart of Somerset. Weather-resistant and guaranteed to last for at least 10 years, our bespoke range of stunning stable doors are low maintenance and long-lasting. Made to order with a range of different colours and styles for you to choose from, our doors deliver a low U-value and brilliant thermal efficiency to your property, improving energy efficiency and saving you the hassle of costly utility bills.
Stable doors with Majestic Designs
Stables doors from Majestic Designs are the practical and innovative solution to enhancing your property with countryside charm. Whether you are looking to retain the heritage elements of your period home or desire a historical flourish to your contemporary property, a stable door from Majestic Designs can improve ventilation and allow more natural light to flow into your home, while still retaining high energy efficiency and security.
Ideal for both contemporary and heritage properties, Majestic Designs supply bespoke stable doors across Somerset. From consultation to installation our fully employed team of highly trained FENSA accredited and MTC registered lead installers will be on hand to assist you with any questions you may have.
If you would like any extra information about our range of stable doors or are ready to book an appointment, do not hesitate to contact Majestic Designs today.