Kitchen window/light - door to parlor/2nd floor deck
I'm interested in suggestions for door combinations off our parlor floor kitchen in the rear of our old brownstone in Brooklyn, New York, that allow sufficient light to the kitchen but also protection against weather, and bugs, and provide decent security. (although our yard is fenced in, so security issues aren't tops on the list) We're converting a window to a door and adding a small/medium sized steel deck off the kitchen/dining room, and the door will be the only source of natural light to the kitchen (with 2 picture windows off the adjoining dining room providing less direct natural light).
Do people usually have an inward-swinging wood door on the inside and outward-swinging door on the outside for example, with a lot of glass? Is there a way to incorporate a screen into the mix for summertime, by having a glass pane or two that are convertible to screen for the warmer months?
On our ground floor kitchen/dining room deck (soon to be a rental), we have an inswinging wood door off the dining room (next to 2 windows, so light is less of an issue) and an outswinging screen door to the deck. This protects against bugs when the inside door is open, but we get some real drafts in the winter and some real heat in the summer.
I'd love to see pictures if anyone has them. Thanks for any suggestions.