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A pet peeve of mine is to walk into a modern or contemporary or Arts and Crafts or Mediterranean or any other style of home only to find the ubiquitous six-panel door everywhere. It's as if the entire world shifted from the 1950s flat-slab door to the colonial six-panel door and forgot everything else. Maybe it's because...
Upgrade Your House With New Interior Doors
Interior doors play a more important role than you might realize. While they are minor elements in the grand scheme, they add architectural detail and style to a house. As something we use every day, doors create a tactile experience that leaves a significant...
10 Custom Doors That Uncover Meaning
If a home is a place of meaning, doorways are the most meaningful parts. An opening connects one space with another, while a door sets the stage for the human interaction that opens it up or closes it off. Opening a door and crossing the threshold moves...
How to Choose a Front Door Color
Don't let your home blend into the background — even if you're not in the market for changing your exterior color scheme, a new coat of paint on your front door could be just the makeover your home needs. Use our color guides to each color...
5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door
Ah, the barn door. It seems nothing has captured homeowners’ imaginations as much as a rolling door system since French doors came onto the scene. Made of nearly any material you can think of, barn doors can add character and style...
Design Workshop: The Case for Big Overhead Doors
I absolutely love the look and feel of colossal doors, the way they lift and slide out of the way with the slightest effort. But their cost can make...
How to Get the Front Door You’ve Always Wanted
A front door is one of the first things people see on a home. It’s something most homeowners use multiple times every day, coming to know all its intricacies and scuffs and flaws. For something that takes up such a small fraction of a home’s...
11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black
A few months ago I saw a quote from a designer espousing the beauty of black doors. I had never thought about painting my doors black before. But then, up until a few months ago, I had never considered painting my ceilings black, either. Then I...
The Secret to Pocket Doors' Success
Pocket doors are particularly versatile architectural elements. They’re there when you need privacy and gone when you don’t. Selecting the actual door is a straightforward process — just pick something that suits the architecture of your house and...
Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio
The large glass patio door hasn't been around for very long. It took modern manufacturing techniques to make it affordable. But what was once the province of the wealthy and aristocratic is now available in a wide variety of styles for every home. From...
Houzz Quiz: What Color Should Your Front Door Be?
Your front door is the perfect place to express yourself with color. But which color truly reflects you? This handy quiz is here to help.
Just Passing Through: How to Make Passageways an Experience
Circulation pathways take up a lot of square footage in a home, so make every inch count when you’re getting from here to there — even if you’re just walking between rooms. Passageways can be more interesting if the wall is thicker. Once...
Make a Push for a New Doorbell
Whether you’re adding a spark of personality to your porch, fixing a convenience that’s on the fritz or making your doorway as high tech as you are, a doorbell is inexpensive and easy to install or make over.
Design Workshop: The Lowdown on Colossal Doors
Architect Philip Johnson famously remarked, “I have very expensive wallpaper,” referring to the four see-through walls of his Glass House, completed in 1949. Even today transparency defines modern architecture. And our desire to connect our...
New Hardware Gives Doors a Turn for the Better
You can upgrade your decor for minimal cost and effort just by installing new knobs, pulls and locks on your interior doors. You’ll also find many new hardware levers, which are easier for many to operate than the traditional knob. If you plan to stay...
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