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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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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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A Few Prehung Door Terms Prehung doors are the most common doors for your home if you are house building.  If your are remodeling, you may use prehung doors or just slab doors (without the frame). Before heading out to shop, however, it will help to familiarize yourself with some basic terms for a prehung […]

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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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A Door and Terms about a Door A door and its terminology can be a bit confusing once you starting shopping for interior doors for your home. A homeowner, just starting out on their house building or remodeling project, generally doesn’t have a clue about doors or, really, most of the other selections too. Funny […]

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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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