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When you’re buying a new house or refurnishing and remodeling an older one, there are plenty of things to consider-what color you’d like to paint your walls, whether you need to replace your insulation, how to seal corners and edges so that they don’t get dirty, whether to replace the floor or add new sections.
One aspect that many people don’t consider, however, is the doors inside the home.
Why are house doors so important? Well, they are used very, very often without us even realizing it. If we have an annoying door whose lock is broken, it bothers us when we’re going to the restroom or trying to find some solace in our own room.
Doors can be bothersome if they are too heavy, difficult to open, or easily jammed, so plenty of consideration must be given for the type of house doors you want and the way in which you install them.
One of the major doors in the house is the exterior door. This may be your front door, side door, garage door, or patio door, and are visible from the outside.
Exterior house doors give visitors a first impression of the state of your home, so it’s nice if your exterior house doors match your outside walls and look fairly solid. Solid-looking doors also fend off thieves.
If you are looking for a wood door, be sure to pay attention to the type of wood and the finish done on it; higher quality woods and finishes will preserve the life of your door. Thicker and wider stiles and rails generally indicate a better, sturdier door, and make sure that your door includes seals to fend off bad weather. Read the rest of this entry »