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Five Exterior Wood Door Styles To Compliment Any Home

Interior and  Exterior Wood Door Styles To Compliment Any Home

One of the very first things that people see when they approach your home is the front entrance door. It gives visitors a glimpse into your personal sense of style and reveals your design aesthetic right away. No matter what type of home you own, from an older, remodelled farmhouse, to a new, modern home, an exterior wood door is always a good choice. Here are five ideas for beautiful wood door styles that you are sure to love.

Plank Doors

For a more rustic look, a wood plank door is an awesome choice. They can be found with either vertical or horizontal lines to compliment the look of the rest of your home’s exterior. Perhaps one of the most stunning examples of this style comes with a rounded top. They are also available in more traditional arched top or flat top designs. In most cases you have a wide variety of wood finishes to choose from to suit your home and your taste. Most doors are available in darker finishes like black walnut or red oak to lighter woods such as oak, ash and hemlock.

Panel Doors

This is one of the most traditional looking doors that you can install on your home. Raised panel doors are quite attractive in either a natural wood finish or with a painted finish. There are several panel door configurations, from two, to as many as eight panels. Quite often a window or several windows are placed inside the panels to let in light and add some flair to the door. Side lights are common accompaniments and are a beautiful way to frame the door and add interest to the entryway.

Shaker Doors

One of the most elegant and simple designs for an exterior door is the Shaker style. Simple, clean lines assure that this type of door suits just about any home, whether it’s in the country or in a big city. From single panel to multiple panel and even plank designs, there are a generous number of styles for homeowners to choose from. Generally, this door type does not have windows installed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t customize it with one if you like. Like most wood doors, they come in a wide variety of finishes from very light to very dark wood.

Wood Bar Doors

These styles are reminiscent of an old, farmhouse entry door, but they are far from rustic in appearance. Some styles incorporate both panels and windows for a hybrid mix that fulfills the need for privacy and elegance all in one. Others are full of windows either in clear glass, frosted glass or a combination of the two, to let just the right amount of light into your entryway. No matter which style you choose, you truly cannot go wrong with a wood bar door.

Modern Design Doors

Although the previously mentioned wood doors are perfect for just about any home, you may be thinking of something a bit more interesting. Luckily, there are a plethora of incredibly beautiful modern styles that are available in a variety of finishes. The best thing is that you can actually design your own unique door that truly encapsulates your own personal taste. Choose the finish as well as the size and style of windows and the type of glass and make it all your own. If you’re looking for a new entry door for your home, it can be a bit overwhelming when you see all the choices that are available.

If you need some advice, contact us or call us @ 1.800.665.1560. We’re always happy to help homeowners like yourself find the right door for their needs.

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Why Home Renovation Is Worth Your Time This Winter

Why Home Renovation Is Worth Your Time This Winter

Now that winter is here you’re probably thinking about renovating your home’s interior. As you hear more and more about home renovation, you may be wondering if it is worth your time and effort. The reality is that home renovation projects are very rewarding, for more reasons than you might expect.

Home Projects Beat Winter Boredom

As the long, cold winter sets in, there’s nothing better than some simple home improvement projects to beat the blues. Sprucing up those drab looking walls in your house with a new paint job will brighten any day. Getting the closets well-organized and installing the latest custom accessories are another great way to add a little variety to the coldest of seasons. Not only that, but it will make your home look and feel organized, clean and fresh.

Home Improvements Bring Family Closer

Planning out and then doing home improvements with your family will bring you closer together. There’s nothing like having common goals to work toward and accomplish. It helps cement the bonds between family members and teaches children how to set goals and work as a part of a team to carry them out to completion. In the process, you have the opportunity to pass along some of your own home improvement skills to your children that they can then use as adults. These are valuable lessons they will then be able to pass along to their own children one day.

Increase Your Home’s Overall Value

Perhaps you’re not considering major improvements, however, many smaller projects can increase the value immediately. Simple things like replacing old, worn-out flooring can have a huge impact on the value of your home. Other things, such as changing out tired looking doors are also a great improvement project that homeowners can easily undertake during a cold weekend inside.

You’ll Be Proud Of the Results

Every home project that you undertake will improve the appearance of your home. Knowing that you and your family did the work yourselves is a feeling like no other. Not only that, but you’ll also revel in the fact that you’ve saved a great deal of money by being so capable. It’s a win-win situation for your home and your family’s pride.

If you would like to talk more about doing your own home renovations this winter, please contact us or call us @ 1.800.665.1560. We’ll be happy to take the time to help you choose the right products to create the home you’ve always dreamed of.