Exterior Doors opening outward?
Does anyone have an exterior door that opens outward? Not the storm door, but the main one. We are having a back porch built, with a small overhead roof so we are not standing in the rain to unlock the door. The back door is at a small landing between the steps to the basement and the three steps to the kitchen on the first floor.
The contractor said because the landing is so small (about 34' by 34") and the door is only 30" wide, that we would be safer with a door that opens outwards. He said they can be ugly because they have a big bar at the top to keep the door from swinging too wide.
The idea of safety appeals to me, so I am willing to consider it if it is not too ugly. Does anyone have this situation? Thanks!