While you may see doors just as a way to get in and out of your home, at Nick’s Building Supply we see doors as more than just a practical aspect of your home. Yes, they are primarily there to give you a secure, safe and effective way to enter and exit, but they are also a way to add value, beauty and design to your home.
Typically, for a homeowner who currently has an exterior door, the most logical solution to a new door is to choose from any of the prehung doors we have for sale. These doors are relatively easy to install but for most homeowners hiring a carpenter to do the job is the best option.
One of the most definitive elements of a luxury home or a large custom designed home is the attention to details. Even if you don’t live in a luxury home or a custom designed home, you can still enjoy attention to details within the elements of your house.
We understand when you are shopping for a replacement exterior door you have a lot of different choices. We know you can shop at the local hardware and lumber store or the big box hardware store down the street.
We pride ourselves in creating a range of different styles of entrance doors perfect for any home from a smaller bungalow to a luxury custom designed mansion. We believe a door is more than just a way to get in and out of a home. It is a statement of your personal style and is the first thing visitors to your home notice when they arrive.
U.S. News and World Report researched which home remodeling projects yield the most return on investment over time. Out of every alteration a homeowner might make, installing a new front door topped the list of wise investments. However, updating all the doors throughout a home can create the feeling that the entire space has been renovated, even though the changes are minor.
Wooden doors give a home added beauty. Their classic appearance delivers curb-appeal, and they’re more customizable than other alternatives. Today’s models also have modern conveniences built in, so they’re highly-functional as well. However, there are a few things to consider when selecting the right wooden doors for your garage. Use the following guide to help choose the door that fits your needs best.
The expectation a person has for the feel of a home is often determined before they set foot inside. Curb-appeal, or lack thereof, sets the stage for the overall atmosphere, and the largest determining factor of whether a home has it rests upon the threshold. If utilized well, a rustic door can serve as a gorgeous centerpiece, or simply as a complement to the home’s comprehensive design.
Approximately, one-third of the average home’s street-side façade is occupied by the garage, according to This Old House Magazine. The days when single-car garages were detached from the home and tucked away out of sight are long gone. Most homes built within the last 50 years have the two and three-car bays integrated into a major portion of the home’s floor plan. Some of the newer developments even include two separate bays on opposite ends of the house, so residents have space for vehicles and toys. With so much space being devoted to these entryways, the detail worked into them can ether make or break a home’s appearance. To provide a classic and timeless style, wood overhead doors can be used.
What Are Wood Overhead Doors?
An overhead door refers to any style of door that begins vertically, rises upward, and stows in a horizontal position. They can consist of a single piece that swings widely outward when being lifted, or they can have many horizontal pieces joined together with hinges that allow the door to roll upward in a compact space. They’re commonly used in garages, though are also routinely used in barns and sheds. By nature, they’re incredibly versatile and can create visual interest, meld into scenery, or give existing décor an added punch.
For increased curb-appeal, the style chosen should complement the home’s architecture. A seamless and classic appearance can be achieved by pulling from existing details in the home’s façade. Arches and angles, which are built into the shape of the door itself,as well as to any windows, should match those from the house’s living areas. Some designs utilize false-folds, which make an overhead door appear to slide side-to-side, or open outward, like a gate. This adds authenticity when a homeowner is working to achieve an antiquated or rustic appearance. The use of crossbeams work well with cottage-style homes, and vertical detail woodwork is often ideal for a traditional look.
The beauty of a wooden overhead door shines through best when it’s stained, rather than when it’s coated in paint. Stain comes in almost any color imaginable, though for a timeless look, traditional wood-tones should be selected. A single hue may be used all over the entire piece, or an additional shade can highlight details. Alternatively, a colonial-style home or similar variant will appear more cohesive with a coat of classic-white paint. Hardware can be added to give it the feel of a conventional carriage door. Decorative pulls, handles, and hinges made to look like wrought iron are gorgeous accents, and they’re made to suit any design and style.
Regardless of the building’s architectural style, wood overhead doors add an extra measure of splendor. They combine modern convenience with a timeless look and are incredibly versatile. A classic appearance is a delight for homeowners, adds curb-appeal, and can help
increase the home’s value.
One of the biggest questions that we get asked about our wood garage doors is how difficult they are to maintain and to keep looking like new. In fact, with just a bit of care and attention your stained wood garage doors will look beautiful for years to come as they naturally age and get even richer in their color and tone.