beachy craftsman front door & barn style doors
I currently have two dilemmas.
Our home style is beachy craftsman. For the front door we have room for the 36" door, two 10" sidelights and a 10" transom on top. I really want something that feels beachy or craftsmany, but the issue is that we need room for a mail slot and all the craftsman style doors I see are not conducive to a mail slot in the middle. I also like a reasonable amount of privacy with the door (no windows or just windows up top) but half to full windows in the sidelights are fine and of course we want windows in the transom. Our home color will be hardie boothbay blue and lots of white trim. Any ideas?
Secondly, we have an office off our living room and I'd LOVE to put the barn style sliding doors there. However my husband is concerned about the sound issue if he's in the office talking on the phone, etc. Right now we are slated to have french doors. Any thoughts on the barn style doors and if the sound is significantly more noticeable than with french doors?
Thanks for your help!
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