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Seeing What's On The Other Side

Aug 27, 2008
Walking through the door of my flat I realised I am missing a very vital peace of device that will help me to determine who may approach my door on the other side before I open the door - this being the peep hole. Whilst many may not have this feature on their doors, I for one believe that a flat door needs a peephole, seeing as no one is to know who will be entering into the building. Normal household entrances have the winder next to the door therefore; it is much easier to see who is calling upon you so spontaneously.

Doors are something that we all take for granted and fail to realise that they the entry to or exit from one place to the other. One can never tell what to expect when they arrive at a dwelling with the doors closed, only to be welcomed by the resident with the door wide open. When one travels around the world, they will be able to see the difference in building designs, as this is the key feature of what defines the unique characteristics of the country. Some of the door designs in Cyprus show a very Greek design, with an elaborate stone surrounding the large colourful double door feature and a wide courtyard to welcome the entrance of visitors.

Some doors belonging to the rich and wealthy tend to be embellished with elaborately designed carving, jewels, stones or gems. Others are equipped with fancy door chimes, security systems or even video security entrance. When doors are designed like this, it makes you feel even more intrigued by what could be lying behind them, as in the interior of the house. What could be more mesmerising than a door that resembles a palace revealing a treasure chest inside?

These are something that conceal more and reveal very little. A door represents the entrance to something mysterious, it can be a welcoming gesture for people to relax within, it can create safety around the person upon entering into their domain, leaving the outside world behind them. The right kind of door provides protection for the elements, are heavy, some are fire safe and provide good security of the household in general.

The door may seem like a pretty meaningless and pointless subject, however, it is something that affects practically everybody living in the UK. When travelling to further distances such as South Asia, one will notice a certain lack of doors or courtyard. The climate in these areas is much warmer, making it much more uncomfortable to live in. The building is usually without carpeting and very often has tiled flooring. Those living in a poorer region are unlikely to have doors and have shutters as opposed to glass windows.

Certain countries have doorways that are wide, some have narrow entrances and others have no doors. These are just some of the ways that people choose to live for convenience and aesthetic appeal. However, for the most part using a door is a good way of keeping yourself secure, ward off intruders and keeping your belongings safe.
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Anna Stenning has just ordered new doors for her flat, making sure that they are stylish and welcoming.
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