When to Paint Your Door Black

Saw this terrific article on Houzz.com about painting your front door black – complete with color swatches.  Look through this slideshow of pictures and suggested color palettes.  Like!

LINK TO THIS HOUZZ GALLERY: https://www.houzz.com/photo/49463-presidio-heights-residence-traditional-exterior-san-francisco

AND THIS HOUZZ ARTICLE: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/4068875/list/Front-and-Center-Color–When-to-Paint-Your-Door-Black



Paint Colors for Your Entry Door

How about some link love?

We found this excellent blog post by Maria Killam on the “Ten Best Front Door Colours for your House.”  Really unique color ideas for front doors – along with great pictures.

After all, it’s only paint!

Click here to take a look.

Beauty Shots from the Deep South

We just love beautiful doors and windows. So on a very regular basis, we’re going to post idea pictures on this blog and Facebook.  Stay tuned. We’ll have the door for you.

This door is very old and located in the deep South. It’s a wood six-panel door painted medium gray. The sidelites and elliptical transom contain clear glass which was most likely glazed and built on the spot. All the different decorative features make this ‘door’scape gorgeous: the light gray exterior walls; the medium gray door framed by white jambs; substantial light fixtures with patterns mimicking the door panels and the curves in the transom; and the potted greenery.  Notice the size and height of the greenery (good scale) and its color just pops against the light gray wall. Perfect complement!

Check out the door stop on the threshold.  Is that a Scottish terrier?

“Person to Person” with George Clooney and his Doors!

Watch this interview with Kentucky native George Clooney in his California home to see the doors that give his home style:  front entry door made from wood in a look typical for the California desert; interior door with 1/2 lite decorative glass; french doors in the dining room; bi-parting sliding doors leading to his exterior room which also includes a “wall-sized” collection of wine; and bi-folding doors (in his theater).  What else did you spot?  Let us know on Facebook.


For us proud Kentuckians, George shows us his personalized bottle of Marker’s Mark.

And oh, as for rooms, the kitchen was my personal favorite.  Thanks CBS for this inside look.

What Does Your Entry Say to Visitors?

Want to make a great impression when first-time visitors enter your home?

We love these design ideas by “Good Life of Design” blogger Kathysue. She attacks the problem from several directions: the door, color – paint or wallpaper, interesting furniture, unusual/attractive decorative items or art.  Her ideas are really good, and she has included lovely pictures.

So turn a critical and neutral eye toward your entry way.  And see if Kathysue’s ideas pull out the designer in you!

Click here to read Kathysue’s blog.

Pantry Door Idea

We spotted this idea on The House of Smiths decorating blog. If you are looking for a way to add some zing to your kitchen consider accenting your pantry door with a splash of color just like this.

If your door needs updating, we have different styles of interior doors to choose from.  Find a door that fits with the architecture of your home. Our carpenters can install it to look like the door has always been there. We can even find a painter! One stop!!!

It’s Porch Enclosure Time of Year

Whether you have a simple screened-in porch or just an out-dated one, let us help you make it better – improving the room’s usefulness and the value of your home. A slew of window and door products are available to make your room special. You can pick from ‘state-of-the-art’ casements and gliding windows or traditional double hungspatio doors and sliders. We will help you design your room and our experienced carpenters at The Door Store & Windows will install your choice.

Look below for another successful porch enclosure idea.

New Fiberglass Door with Decorative Sidelites

Look what Janice and Jim did to update and replace their front door. The original door had seen better days and wasn’t very energy efficient.