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On the doors for your home, the following are standard door sizes: The words common and standard will be used interchangeably.   It basically means that the manufacturers run these sizes all day long. The sizes listed are the standard door sizes. Standard means not ‘custom’ made. Stock doors are available ‘off the shelf’.  It simply […]

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Managing Your Money during Building or Remodeling Allowances are a critical part of managing your money during a home building or remodeling project. Homeowners often get sort of hung up by allowances because they don’t really understand what they are and how they work.  I will attempt to clarify how allowances are used in home […]

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A Schedule of Values is the Only Way to Pay On all renovation, home improvement or house building projects, there is only one correct way to pay your contractor or builder.  Use a Schedule of Values.  Money is the primary way for a homeowner to stay in control of a project and the Schedule of […]

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Door Questions-What the Supplier will Ask You! You will be asked some door questions once you start actually shopping.  The salesperson needs specific door information to steer you in the right direction. Let me tell you a quick story.  I sent one of my clients off to shop for doors.  She’s a smart woman, an […]

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Bypass Doors are Sliding Doors Bypass doors slide one in front of the other.  They are set in a double opening and can be made from any style, like flush (shown in the photo below). The “type” of door mainly refers to its structure or how the door will function.  There are 5 different types: […]

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Bifold Doors

by Julie

Interior Bifold Doors Bifold doors are sometimes called folding or bifolding doors-for obvious reasons.  See photo below of 6-panel bifold.   Bifold doors are a type of door (see below) but can be made from any style.  If air flow is needed, you could use louvered doors.  Paneled bifold is one of the more common and […]

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Glass Doors are also called French Doors Glass doors should be considered in at least one place in a house.  They are unique, beautiful and let in so much light.  The photo on the left is a ‘decorative’ glass door.  The photo on the right is a ’15-lite’ door. There are only 4 general door […]

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Flush Doors are also called Slab Doors Flush doors are made from wood veneers or Hardboard and only come in a smooth finish.  They can be dressed up to look unique-see photo below. There are only 4 general door styles: flush or slab, paneled, louvered and glass.  Some manufacturers might refer to these classifications as […]

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Louvered Doors

by Julie

Louvered Doors offer Variety and Air Flow Louvered doors are so unique!  They generally come full or half louvered as shown in the photos below (in pine). There are only 4 general door styles: flush or slab, paneled, louvered and glass. There are countless variations available within each.  The variations come from all the other […]

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Information About Doors Do you have door questions?  Do you need information about doors?  There are many things to consider with interior doors for homes.  Browse around the topics listed below.  When you are ready to shop for doors, consider purchasing our Buying Guidebook (see more info at bottom of page).  Always feel free to […]

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Builder In Your Pocket-Buying Guidebooks A.  What is a “buying guide” and why do I need one?  How can it help me? BuilderInYourPocket buying guides are comprehensive with everything you need to know about your purchases:  doors, cabinets, flooring, lighting, windows, roofing, paint…and more. You have dozens of selections to make at (possibly) more than […]

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