Can I put a right hand swing door (Exterior) with a left out swing screen door??

  • This is the ideal set-up for every person who is right-handed.
    – ojait
    Nov 12, 2015 at 17:29

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Yes you can as long as there is a floor or landing on either side. There cannot be any steps at either door, where the door can swing over them.

  • Thanks. So my front door can be a right inswing and I can put a screen /glass door, as long as there is a landing on both sides, with a left outswing. This wont look stupid?? Our front door will go out to a porch with limited space on the one side. I didn't want to walk out the door and have to walk past the screen then around
    – debra
    Nov 15, 2015 at 3:57
  • I have seen doors with that arrangement you mention, I have seen them with the doors set so both were left hand or right hand. Your arrangement will be feel more natural to walk through. I can't tell you all the details about how the limited space will work with it since I have not seen how it is laid out. What I do know, is that the other way in my opinion feels like I am square dancing going through, using one hand to open the first, then the other hand to open the second door.
    – Jack
    Nov 15, 2015 at 6:53

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