Sometimes everyone gets trapped into thinking in predictable ways instead of considering all the various possibilities. For many homeowners with a smaller home and a smaller front entrance, conventional wisdom may say to go small and minimal with your front door design.
When you want to create a homey, traditional, farmhouse or country estate type of look to your home, using Dutch doors, particularly off the kitchen, adds an authentic and usual touch to your design.
To many people, having an antique door adds character to their home and provides a real conversation starter for anyone coming to their house. Antique doors, particularly the old Craftsman doors and more ornate country estate types of doors popular with the Victoria and French provincial styles of design, are beautiful but also not the best option for many homes.
One of the reasons that stain is such a popular choice in both interior and exterior doors is the way that it allows the beauty of the wood to show through. With stained doors, the grain of the wood will be somewhat to clearly visible depending on the type of wood and its natural color, and the color of the stain selected.
While many patios are located off the kitchen, there are new home designs and styles that include a patio door off a formal dining room, a living room or even from the master bedroom.
If you ask most people to describe French doors, the most likely description is the type of double doors used most often for patio and deck doors to and from the house.
We only sell our exterior doors as pre-hung systems with the door, jamb and the frame all shipped as it will look on your home. This is also true if you order one of the many doors from Nick’s Building Supply with sidelites and a transom, or just one or the other feature.
At Nick’s Building Supply, we often get questions from our customers about the advantages and disadvantages of paint or stain for any doors. Today, with improvements in the manufacturing of both paints and stains, a lot of the difference has to do with what you prefer to highlight with regards to your wood doors.
There are some amazing possibilities to choose from all the different door styles we offer at Nick’s Building Supply. Some of the most versatile doors that we offer are the rustic doors, and with all the possible glass options and features they are a top match for any home style.
Some styles of doors just seem to work with any decor and in any room of the house. This is certainly true for the Mission doors we offer at Nick’s Building Supply, along with the various designs and stain colors that are great options for renovations or new home construction.