Doors by Decora Blog
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How Are Transom Windows Installed with Front Doors?
The structure should always be something to consider when remodeling. There must be enough height above a transom window to allow for beams that maintain a home’s structural integrity. Besides structure, the style of your newest addition should add immense visual appeal and value to your home. From the outside, the transom window should […]
How Transom Windows Make Your Home Function Better
Besides allowing an abundance of natural light and adding more space into your entryway, transom windows offer much more value. If chosen, indoor transom windows that open are able to assist with ventilation throughout your home and don’t worry, you can control their movement via remote control. Operable transom windows in basements, pool houses, […]
How Transom Windows Make Your Home Look Better
Transom windows add charm and elegance to any door and make the area feel larger and more open. Say goodbye to dark and uninviting entryways since transom windows add amazing natural light which is perfect for greeting guests. They certainly increase visual appeal, and some studies indicate that transom windows increase a home’s […]
What Are Transom Windows and Why Do I Need Them?
Transom windows are windows that sit above your interior and exterior doors. They can be placed on top of windows as well! When it comes to size and shape, it varies. They may be rectangular shaped, matching the width of the door, or they can be arched into a series of glass panes […]
Find the Perfect Wood for Your Custom Door
Woods like Mahogany, Knotty Alder, Spanish Cedar, Northern Red Oak, Maple, and Antique Heart Pine are often great options for your front door. Part of selecting a wood species for your door comes down to your preference for the wood’s grain and stainability. Though there are other things to consider too. Sustainability, strength, […]
How to Decide the Size of Your Front Door Sidelites
Designing a new home offers you freedom when considering sidelites. How many and the size of sidelites depend on a few essential things: The scale and presense of your entry. The visibility and light into your home. Your desired level of energy efficiency. The right level of security and cost. We help homeowners […]
Verify Your Door Manufacturer’s Building Capabilities Before Building Your Front Door
Choosing an experienced custom door designer and manufacturer provides you with a lot of expertise and options. Perhaps more importantly, it offers peace of mind that your new front door will met and exceed your expectations. Here’s a tip. When possible, to gain even more peace of mind, visit the door manufacturer’s showroom to […]
How Sidelites Add to the Style of Your Front Door Entrance
Sidelites, sometimes typed as “sidelights”, are an excellent way to boost curb appeal and bring natural light into your home. If you’re not familiar with sidelites, they are vertical windows positioned on one or both sides of an entrance door. The number and size of sidelites installed drastically impact the presence and style of […]
Figure Out Your Ideal Involvement in the Door Design Process
Many homeowners come to us with an idea, photo, or floor plans. We work directly with them to bring their vision to reality. Here’s how. First, we create custom drawings of their entryway. This is the perfect time to ask questions and give feedback. We encourage conversation! Next, the door’s attributes, like the wood and […]
Custom Is More Than Just An Adjective
What is Custom I like words. I love the dictionary, and I stand in awe of the English language. How a string of words put together can describe a feeling or an emotion. How changing just one word in a phrase can change the whole meaning of a sentence. I am amazed how the right words […]
Lilacs In The Dooryard
Walt Whitman wrote a poem entitled When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d . It was written in a time of great unrest in our country. The poem describes his feelings after the assassination of President Lincoln. One part of the poem has always struck me. Through the darkness of the poem, he switches gears and talks about the […]