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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...
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...
Entryway Appeal Can Hinge on a Pivot Door
The pivot door is a dramatic alternative to common exterior doors that swing or slide open. They can be larger and made out of metal, stone and other materials heavier than typical swing doors, because they are held up from below in lieu of being hinged...
Design Workshop: Thinking Differently About Doors
The massive doors of the great cathedrals in Europe were intentionally designed as humbling constructions. That's because door size and treatment in architecture are excellent ways to shift scale with little effort. By...
Patio Life: Step Right Outside
Creating a near-seamless transition from indoors to out requires a few things. First you'll want a big wall of glass doors that creates a visual transparency...
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...
Reinvent It: Antique Glass Goes Door to Door
Using architectural salvage can make all the difference in retaining an older home's original character and style during renovations. For this 1906 colonial home in New Castle, New Hampshire, period elements like this reclaimed door enhance the home's...
Discover the Ins and Outs of Pocket Doors
Pocket doors will infuse an average space with architectural charm and can be great space savers — but they have their downsides, too. Here's some coverage of both sides to help you decide if pocket doors are right for your new house or remodel.
10 Cleverly Crafty Ways to Refashion a Door
If your dull doors have got you down, don't fret. Houzz is full of fabulous ideas for great statement doors. Some of these ideas may require a long-term savings account, while others require only a quick trip to the home improvement store and a few hours...
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