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Options In Hardwood Floor Finishes On Pre-finished Floors The finishes for hardwood flooring which are possible in factory flooring are considered by many to be not only attractive but practical as well. Hardwood from the factory is stained and then sealed with a protective finish. This flooring is then delivered in a state that is […]

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Standard Door Sizes of Stock Doors Most door and door units for new house building or remodeling projects come from a local door company and all standard door sizes are either ordered or carried in stock. In some cases, you can literally walk out of the store with your chosen door. These are called “stock” […]

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Door Models-Sorting it All Out Door models vary from one door company to the next. One door company might call a certain panel door- Mission style- while the next door company may call it something flashy like N410. I know that a homeowner can get confused, in a way, by the verbiage used so I […]

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Planning to Buy Doors? Ready to Shop for Your Interior Doors? You could spend hours searching the Internet, looking for door information or buy the Complete Guide to Interior Doors and make it easy on yourself. See Inside the book for a preview. Ebook Download Download version-$11.95 Read and study it before you head out […]

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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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Find a Door Company that Sells Doors Online Please find a list, for your convenience, of companies that sell doors online.  We don’t have personal experience in ordering from them so please do your own due diligence. We partnered with them in some way and from that experience, they made the list below. 1.  View […]

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Indoor Humidity Directly affects the Comfort Level of your Home Our bodies are comfortable with relative humidity levels between 30 to 60%.  In comparison, our houses need a much narrower margin – 35% – 40% in winter and 40% – 55% in summer – to operate properly. Even though our outdoor humidity levels remain fairly […]

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Relationships Count in Home Improvement Projects The most essential rule of construction is this: good relationships make a good building experience.  A good relationship with your contractor means more than just a few quick meetings – there must be clear, on-going communication and trust on all sides.  Likewise, your contractor should have solid relationships with […]

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Residential Passage Doors Single doors are commonly referred to as passage doors.  Other types, like double, bypass and pocket act as passage doors-you pass through them.  See photo below of a 6-panel molded door. The “type” of door mainly refers to its structure or how the door will function.  There are 5 different types: single, […]

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Pocket Doors

by Julie

Pocket Doors are Unique and Functional A pocket door slides into a cavity in the wall.  The photo below shows a 2-panel pocket with wide casing.  Pocket doors can be any style:  flush, paneled, louvered or glass. The “type” of door mainly refers to its structure or how the door will function.  There are 5 […]

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Panel Door

by Julie

A Panel Door Offers the most Options There are only 4 general door styles: flush or slab, paneled, louvered and glass. Some manufacturers might call these selections “types” or “design”.  There are countless variations available within each.  The variations come from all the other choices associated with the doors, like: casing, types, panels, profiles, finish, […]

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