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For those with more than 1 entry at home, do you use the front door?
Old 03-04-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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For those with more than 1 entry at home, do you use the front door?

I just realized that in every home I've lived in since my youth, we rarely used the front door. Only when company would come over and knock would the front door be opened.

I always come up the back deck of my home to enter.

What about you?
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Only to get the mail or to sit on the front porch. Other than that, we pretty much always use the side door.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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Pull in the driveway, open the garage door, enter the house through the garage. A few years back my garage door opener broke and I realized I was locked out of my house (since I never carry house keys) and had to call a locksmith to unlock my front door!

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Old 03-04-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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I have a front door (double doors), a side door that opens into the kitchen towards the back of the house, and a back door that opens onto my covered patio.

I use the front door most of the time. I use the side door to unload groceries. I use the back door only to go into the back yard.

The mailbox is by the front door, so I can pick up my mail as I go inside after work.

Wish I had an attached garage like Wrigley!! I am planning to have one in my ER home, once I have moved north. Then I'll just enter and leave through the garage.

Edited to add: I forgot that I also have French double doors leading from the bedroom onto the patio. I have never used them even once!! When I bought the house, they were a big "plus" as I saw myself opening them to sit on the very private patio in the evening just before bedtime, and so on. However with the humidity, bugs, and wildlife I have never been inspired to do that.
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I worry about sending packages to people who always go into the house through the garage, the package could sit by the main entrance forever, unnoticed. Seems a shame to me because it's as if people go in and out thru the servant's quarters and don't enjoy the front entrance design.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:27 PM   #6
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I use the back door when I want to go to the back yard. Otherwise, it's always the front door.
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Pretty much always use the front door.
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Doors? You folks have doors?
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Through the garage. We have five doors, three in the back and two in the front.
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Through the garage, never use front door and back door is only used when playing in the back.
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Had to do some thinking about this. Wife and I have been married 37 years (2nd go around for us both) and have lived at 15 different addresses. After going through them all, discovered we never entered through a rear door. Always the front door. Two locations were 2nd and 10th level condos. Looking back further, guess I haven't entered through a back door since I was a kid.
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Always the back door.
And cuppajoe is right, I have to be sure to search for packages any time I'm expecting one. Seems the UPS/Fedex guys like to play games too, they often leave packages at different doors. To keep me guessing I suppose.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:11 PM   #15
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I always use the front door, since I park in the driveway. DW uses the garage door opener, then comes in thru the garage/laundry room door. We also have two sliders out to the back yard. Like W2R, we very seldom use the one off the master bedroom; almost always go out thru the dining room.
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We use the front door because ( and do not be impressed by this.It is rickety but necessary when you live three stories up and are carrying groceries ) the elevator is there . The back door is off a deck which has a ton of steps to the top . Helps to prevent asthmatic burglars from robbing us .
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always side door when dwelling has had more than one entryway. But that is due to the fact that the side door has always been right next to where we park. And the side door provides immediate access to the kitchen - good for unloading the groceries.
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But that is due to the fact that the side door has always been right next to where we park. And the side door provides immediate access to the kitchen - good for unloading the groceries.
Same here, exactly. And it's also the closest door to our detached garage.
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