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Modern main door design

Modern main door design

Modern and elegant, these contemporary entrance doors provide a selection of shades, designs, and patterns to fit within a completely modified design aesthetic.                

How to Choose a Front Door Color

How to Choose a Front Door Color

Think about your preferred entrance doors. Possibly a bright orange one at a buddy\’s home gives you feel particularly welcome at a cottage-style house. Or maybe, that vibrant red entry way on a the next door neighbor\’s residence gives trend-forward aspect to an updated farm. In any case, a well-chosen front door shade makes an instantaneous effect, matching a property\’s design and increasing curb appeal. If it\’s time for you to have a 2nd look at the tone of your…

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Cantilevered bay window

Cantilevered bay window

A cantilevered bay window is a way to blend your indoor and outdoor areas as well as adding space. This design also includes storage under the seat, making for a functional reading nook. Here, architect Brian O’Tuama offers us tips on building your own version. Consult a structural engineer on the suitability of your chosen wall. If you’re working at ground level and the walls are strong enough, no foundations are necessary. If your home is listed or in a…

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Colored glass door 

Colored glass door 

Make first impressions count with a fresh take on the traditional stained-glass front door. Australian studio B.e Architecture was pioneered a new technique, using slivers of colourful agate set into a steel framework. The natural properties of the stone add character and texture; for a similar effect, try Rainbow Glass, which creates decorative glass to commission.

Shutter solutions

Shutter solutions

A practical option for any home, external shutters filter light and increase privacy. Follow these tips from Nick Garratt, director of The New England Shutter Company, to ensure that you choose the right style for your room. Consider the climate and how your shutters will weather in those conditions. I recommend using Western Red cedar as it’s a material that improves with age. If you decide to paint your shutters, use an acrylic finish as it is water-resistant. Our most…

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French door shutters

French door shutters

Shutters can be a brilliant solution for windows or French doors, but how do you achieve the right sense of scale and impact? The key is to consider the size of the slats: the larger the room, the bigger they should be. Many company makes shutters to order and you can have them custom-finished in a range of colors.