Carriage Door Question

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Old 01-31-06, 11:43 AM
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Carriage Door Question

I just bought a house that was built in 1917 and still has the original carriage doors on the garage. Neither the garage nor the carriage doors are insulated and the garage is freezing (as is the bedroom located right above). The garage is too small to comfortably park inside but we were thinking that it is the perfect size for a combination mud room / laundry room with enough room to put in a small section with a stall shower, toilet, and sink.

The problem is that we would like to preserve the look of the carriage doors but want to set in a smaller door so that we enter the house through the "garage".


Any ideas or suggestions? By the way, the house is zoned as a heritage property and as such anything that changes to existing "look" has to meet with city approval.
 
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Old 01-31-06, 05:44 PM
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Install a Coachman overhead door by Clopay see here http://www.clopaydoor.com/r-coachman.asp They are made to look like a carriage house door but they are steel and insulated
 
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Old 01-31-06, 05:55 PM
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Thanks, but since we are converting the garage to another use we want to avoid an overhead door.
 
 

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