These are the doors that only slid open about a third of the way until a few months ago.
Now they picture frame the outside table.
This area around the back of the house is shaded, and from about 3pm (perfect for after school)
the pool is also in the shade having been warmed during the day - ingenious!
Another open door from the back laundry
I might be getting a little over the top with my love for doors as these are the new doors that have just replaced the windows in the guest room. Can't wait for the next visit from the parents to experience the light and the fresh air flowing into the room. Yes, I know the garden could do with a bit of a tidy....
but this is a post about open doors, not weeds!
These doors that connect the kitchen and a corner of the living room to the side deck are open almost all year round The lattice has an insect screen behind it - an absolute life saver.
Which brings me onto the only downside to open doors in Queensland - those pesky flies and mosquitoes!
Oh, how I loathe them. I'm going to have to do something about getting fly screens I think. I'm not doing my lungs or the environment any good the rate that I burn those anti mossie green coils, and that's before I slather myself in insect repellent!
I haven't yet found any screening product that will not spoil the openness. So if anyone has any suggestions or recommendations for screens that will do the job with french doors I will be very happy.
So there you go, a glimpse of what I consider a luxury of open doors.
And just to satisfy my mother...I do shut everything up when I leave the house!