The history of the front door – part 2

A photo of a stained glass front door window in the art nouveau style

Continuing our history of the front door from the late 18th century onwards, let’s take a look at how we arrived at the entryways we know and love today. Federal & Empire 1780-1850 With the boom of terraced housing dominating this era’s design, the front door was probably the only exterior carved ornamentation. With both […]

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4 reasons to use a front door curtain

There are a number of different ways to enhance the entryway to your home. Perhaps you’ve thought about painting the front door a new colour. Maybe you’re thinking of having some decorative glass fitted. If however, you’re looking for something a bit different, why not add a curtain? There are many benefits to installing a […]

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How to choose the right colour for your front door

Whether you’re looking to impress your guests or increase the value of your property, first impressions count. This is why it’s important that the front of your property is immaculately presented, warm, and welcoming. Some nice potted plants (or hanging plants) on your porch makes a nice impression, as does a well maintained lawn. However, the front […]

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Tips for painting your front door

Your front door is the main focal point of your home’s exterior. You probably look at it at least once a day and it’s the first thing guests will see when they visit. That’s why it’s good to keep your door looking its best. If yours is lacking in curb appeal, you might want to […]

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Doors, folklore and superstition

By their nature, doors act as a threshold between one place and another. This is one reason why they hold great symbolic significance in different cultures. Let’s take a look at some of the superstitions and beliefs associated with doors. The significance of colour Ideas regarding the symbolism of different colours exist in cultures all […]

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How to clean your front door hardware

Most of us put a lot of effort into looking after the insides of our homes. We constantly clean our furniture and hoover our floors – but how often do we think about the outside? After all, the front door is often the first thing visitors see, so why not give it the same care […]

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How to boost your property’s curb appeal

Regardless of whether or not you’re thinking about selling your home in future, it’s worth remembering that your property’s value tends to increase the longer you live in it – regardless of what you do to it. However, there are a number of easy ways you can boost your property’s curb appeal – or the […]

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