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Why You Should Replace That Old Door For A New Look.

Posted on December 4, 2013

Doors are a very interesting part of our lives because we don’t pay attention to them until they break or get dirty. Fixing your doors and making sure that they stand up to the test of time is a great way to improve your home. Choosing a door can be hard because there are so many varieties. Replacing that old door really makes the interior of the house feel fresh and new. Besides, everybody loves their privacy which is why it is important not to wait until it's too late and you have a broken door hanging off the hinges.

Choosing a door that fits your lifestyle is essential to finding the ideal accessories that fit your design. Usually, the doors of our homes go unnoticed. This article will highlight ways to replace doors and help make your house pop.

The doors that make the biggest impression are the ones that people see first. Upon entering the house the front door is the thing that guests see first therefore making sure the front is in good condition can make a good impression. The front entrance provides the influential characteristics for the house.

Pick doors that reflect your personality because it never hurts to add flare to your design choices. Simply start off by checking the dimensions for the door jam.

Once you have the correct dimensions then cut out the size or find the corresponding prefabricated door. Get ready to place your door by getting the saws and power drills which you will need in the installation.

The trickiest part may be placing the door lock kit on the door because not many people are familiar with the process. It is a very simple process and the best way to understand the hinge and door knob sections is by looking at the previous door that you took off.

The hinge section can be cut out to make a mortise which is the small recess where the hinge leaf goes. Take your time with this part because chiseling out the mortise is a tricky procedure and you have to make sure it fits flush with the door.

Once the door has been placed and fitted you must make sure the hinges line up with the corresponding spot for the door. The door knob needed for the door should be placed by the door and measured for the correct cut.

Use a razor knife to cut the lines where the cut is going to take place because it is more accurate. Making the right cuts is the most important part of this process because even the smallest mistake can make the door unusable so take time when following through with this process.

Once you have cut out the areas for the door knob and the hinges get ready to attach the door. Simply use the same pins or hinges you may have taken off the old door. Most people like to use the old hinges and door knobs but if you are remodeling the doors and want them to look their best it is wise to get new stuff.

You can recycle the old hinges and pins for doors that are out of sight in the least trafficked areas of the house. Fixing old doors is a great way to boost resale value and home enjoyment as well.

Old Door In Need Of Repairs

Old Door In Need Of Repairs

Fixing up those old creaky doors is a great to give you home a new and better feel. Replacing the doors may seem complicated and hard to do but it is actually quite easy once you see how the full process works. The main piece of advice to remember is to take your time when replacing the doors so you don’t make the wrong cuts. Replacing the door is a great way to add value to your home and give a new feel at the same time.

 

Choosing Faux Stone To Remodel A Space

Posted on August 6, 2012

When remodeling a house or a working space, it is very important to take into consideration two main concepts:

How much time does it take?

How much does it cost?

When choosing  Antico Elements' faux rock and stone panels you automatically chose to incorporate into your design project a convenient and realistic item.

The stone looks real and installation takes little time. You can do it yourself so no need to hire a company that does the work for you.

Here are some of the most popular stone colors, Alpi Sand, Almond And Sienna:

Alpi Sand Sample

Alpi Sand Sample

Alpi Almond Sample

Alpi Almond Sample

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stone are molded on real rocks and are hand painted one by one. They do look real! Our clients are very surprised when they touch them and feel it is not real stone!

So it only takes few hours of your own time, and a project like this won’t cost more than $600.

The customer above was so pleasantly surprised with his purchase of the Alpi Noir that he decided to order more products.

Choosing Antico faux stone to remodel a space is a beautiful and affordable way to improve your interior or exterior design.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call for further information. We will be happy to assist you.