Mini guide to choosing the right doors

Front door made of wood

One of the integral features of your home, your doors can have a big impact on your interior and exterior décor. Like @houzz remarks, “Like trim or molding, most doors go fairly unnoticed, but they can have a dramatic effect on the look of the room.” Putting a little extra time and thought into selecting […]

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Know when to repair your front door

A door in need of repair

Imagine the scenario. You spend an age choosing your front door, taking all the salient points into consideration from aesthetics and security to budget. Finally, you make a choice and install your perfect front door. A few years down the line, after suffering from exposure to the elements, and the constant opening and closing from […]

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Fun facts about doors: part 1

Although there are folklore tales and superstitions surrounding doors, what about the fun element? Let’s take a look at some of the slightly unusual and funny facts about something we completely take for granted: the good old door. The oldest door In 2010, archeologists made a remarkable discovery in Zurich when they uncovered a “fantastically […]

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Britain’s most famous front door

Sherlock Holmes front door

The front door of a house conveys character, as well as the status of the occupants. In the film Notting Hill, the blue door became so well known that the occupants, fed up with returning home to hoards of cameras on their doorstep, were forced to paint it black. There are several other famous front […]

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The history of the front door – part 1

A photograph of a rustic Tudor cottage with vines growing up the front of the building. In the centre of the picture there is a faded wooden front door.

In many parts of the world it’s not uncommon to see homes with no windows, but it’s rare to see a home with no front door. As the experts tell us, “the front door is one of the most important parts of your home.”  They have played a dual role in keeping people out and […]

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