Upgrade Your Home With New Doors

Upgrade Your Home With New Doors

A beautiful door is one of those subtle necessities that can make a big difference in your home’s style. Like trim or molding, most doors go fairly unnoticed, but they can have a dramatic effect on the look of the room. Since most of us purchase or rent homes with the doors already installed, we often look right past them.

Exterior Doors

More than any other part of the façade, the front door acts as your home’s “face”. For both visitors to your home and passersby, it does a lot to add (or detract!) from the overall impression. Even if you can’t afford to make any other changes to the exterior of your home this year, upgrading (or at least sprucing up) your front door can provide a high return on your investment.

If eyes are the windows of the soul, front doors are the portals to our personalities. Are you warm and welcoming, or private and shy? Are you artsy, traditional, adventurous? All of the above? A front door can say a lot about you, and you should let it. We specialise in offering exterior doors, so get in touch with us on 0161-477-8980 to discuss possible options and ideas, we’d love to hear from you!

Interior Doors

An interior door is a vital part of a house, and there should be a good amount of thought that goes into choosing one. If you’re building, remodeling or just looking to change up the look of a room, picking a new interior door is an important step. Style, materials, soundproofing and door swing are just some of the points to consider when sorting through the endless options for interior doors.

Contemporary by Randolph-Bundy, Inc.

Style – The style of your door can make a big difference in your home’s design. Feel free to mix and match a little — it can give your home a fun and eclectic look — but try to keep some elements the same so that there’s a sense of flow throughout the house.

Be sure to pay attention to the overall size and feel of a room. A massive and ornate door may overwhelm tiny rooms, making them feel smaller instead of bigger.

Door swing – You can usually choose between a right-hand or left-hand door swing when ordering or customizing a door. This will determine where the hinges and handles are, and which way the door swings when it opens and closes. Whichever side the handle is on as the door opens toward you will decide whether it’s a right-hand or a left-hand door.

For example, a door that has the handle on the right side when it opens toward you is a right-hand swing door. Ideally, a door should never open into a hall or corridor, so try to keep that in mind when choosing which way your door swings.

Door framing – Framing a door incorrectly can quickly detract from the value of a beautiful and expensive door. Using cheap framing materials or construction shortcuts can often lead to damage on the door, and can cost more in the long run. Make sure to follow instructions carefully, or hire help when framing a new interior door.

Doors can be bought pre-hung or as slabs. A pre-hung door comes mounted in a frame with its hinges attached to the doorjamb. A slab door comes just as the door itself — you’ll need to install hinges and the door frame to make sure that the door is hung properly.

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