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When purchasing Real Estate doors can be very important pieces of the big picture. 

Here are a few items to chew over…

  • Red is a popular colour for doors just about everywhere. You may be interested to know that In Feng Shui, a red front door means “welcome.”
  • In Scotland, some people paint their front door red in order to signify that they have paid off their mortgage.
  • In the early years, an American tradition was to paint the door red to signify the home was a welcome place to rest.
  • The month of January is names after Janus, the ancient Roman god of doors.
  • In Ireland, doors were ordered to be painted black to publicly mourn the passing of Queen Victoria in 1901. Instead, to rebel, many Irish chose to paint their entry door any colour but black. This may help explain the various hues that colour front doors in the Emerald Isle.
  • In 1888, immigrant inventor Theophilus Van Kannel received the first American patent for the revolving door.
  • According to a New York City law, revolving doors are not to exceed a speed of 15 rotations per minute.
  • With the expansion of the economy and personal wealth brought about by the Industrial Revolution, doors needed to be more secure than ever. As a result, locksmithing became prosperous too.
  • The band The Doors got their name from a book by Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception.
  • The oldest door in the UK is made of oak and is located in Westminster Abbey. It is over 900 years old and was put in place during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066).
  • We’ve all experienced what’s called the ‘Doorway Effect’. The Doorway Effect occurs because we change both the physical and mental environments, moving to a different room and thinking about different things. That hastily thought up goal, which was probably only one plate among the many we’re trying to spin, gets forgotten when the context changes. That’s how we run through the door, dash up the stairs to get our keys, and forget why we’re here in the first place.
  • Finally, for the superstitious, it’s thought:
  1. That it’s unlucky to enter a house that you tend to occupy by the back door.
  2. That Visitors should always depart by the same door they entered to prevent bad luck.
  3. That one should carry bread and salt when you first enter a new home to keep evil spirits away.