A grand front entry portico or a vintage wrap around deck will never go out of style. Even unique entry doors can make a home stand out 365 days a year. However, the playing field can be leveled when it comes to the holiday season! While various decorations are popular in December, Halloween brings out the best in scary ghouls and carved pumpkins. What better way to greet trick or treaters (aside from the candy they know they’re about to get!
Would YOU consider a truly unique entry door for your home?
We all know the importance of making a great first impression. Project designers and realtors talk about curb appeal. It often starts with a wonderful entry door. While there are hundreds of stain or paint finishes available as well as many decorative glass options and hardware selections, most door styles are standard. All manufacturers work with stock “door blanks” then finishes and glass are the options.
Options, options, options. When you think of home remodeling design options, you typically think of things like kitchen and bathroom tile, countertop materials, wallpaper, room colors, etc. One of the areas where you have a plethora of options and the ability to make a a strong impression? Your front entry door! Continue reading
Benefits of a Storm Door
Storm doors are a great thing to have in areas that experience a high number of storms or other natural disaster issues. Storm doors can provide protection for the home and are typically installed in place of a screen door to protect the entry door that leads in to the home. Storm doors are fairly cheap as far as installation goes and can be extremely efficient and serve a few purposes. There are a few main benefits of having a storm door that might have you considering purchasing your own.
Entry Lockset Technology
The developments in technology have completely revolutionized many sectors of business and domestic life. It is therefore not a surprise to find out that technology has now ventured into the security business, equipping us with innovative solutions that will make it harder for unauthorized people to gain access into our homes and offices. There are many mobile based applications that have configured your keypad lock to only open once your biometric information has been processed by the app and a positive identification made. Continue reading
Entry Door Material Options
An entry door is one of the first things that anyone approaching your house will see. It is therefore important to ensure that you make a good choice for an entry door. The type of material that you choose to make the entry door will also factor in increasing the value of your home and saving energy costs. However, this will only happen if you make the right selection from all the material types that are clamoring for your attention. In some states, using ecofriendly materials for the entry door might earn you a tax break. The following are some of the material options that you can choose from: Continue reading
In a recent interview, Neil Parsons, owner of Design Build Planners, was asked the following questions about basic home improvement projects that may be achieved for less than $1,000.
Q: For homeowners looking to make home improvement upgrades, but only have a $1,000 budget, which areas of the home should they focus on? Why?
A: First, I believe that all homeowners should have a list of projects that need to be done. As we all have learned, anything committed in writing is more likely to get done. The list should be broken in two categories: things that need to be done and things than you want to have done. For example, you need to address a leaking faucet or pipe but, you want to change a kitchen countertop. I always suggest completing the needs before the wants for many reasons. One reason is goal setting. People will want to get through the needs as quick as possible to be able to start on the wants.