How to Care for Exterior Wood Doors

Wood doors have become an important upgrade for modern homeowners. They offer a great deal of resilience, some insulation, and beauty that is unmatched by fiberglass or aluminum doors. Homeowners who opt to purchase wooden doors may not be aware of how to maintain them. It’s not as simple as installing and forgetting. Here are the basics of what you need to know. Caring for Wood Doors Most exterior wood doors are going to ship prehung, meaning you have all the hardware you need and the door is already fit within the frame. Typically, pre-hung doors ship unfinished. That means you’ll need to stain the door to get the kind of color you want. You can also paint the door, but you will probably opt for staining when you’re dealing with anything other than a...

Top Ways to Rethink Your Front Entrance

Top Ways to Rethink Your Front Entrance

Walking through a residential area, you might notice that the front door of a home is somewhat of a focal point for the entire property, from the color of the door to the type of style. However, certain homes lack the visual impact because their front door is just, for lack of a better works, bland. Entry doors can say a lot about a home. They can even say a lot about the owner too. An impactful door will spark the passerby’s curiosity into wondering what’s on the other side. Make a Statement Your main entrance plays an important role in making a personal statement. Remember, just because your door comes pre-finished from the factories doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way. Take some time to look at color schemes. What do you want your front door to say...

Allergic Reactions Could Stem From Your Favorite Couch

The changing of the seasons isn’t the only reason why your allergies are flaring up. Your couch cushions may be the culprit. Are Your Couches Really Clean? Realistically, your couch is a home to dust, mold, dirt, and other gross items. If you don’t carefully look after it and clean it, there’s a chance that you and your family will get sick. Yes, that safe haven that you plop yourself into every day is indeed a cesspool for allergens. Think about it, many homeowners let their pets hang out with them on the couch. Not only is that adding fuel to the fire, but any moisture that finds its way off your pet has the chance to seep through to the core of your seat backs or primary cushions and grow mold. Ensure a Deep Clean Honestly, how often do you take apart...

Upgrade Your Office with Wood Interior Doors

Nowadays, your office says a great deal about your company. That’s why more offices are considering an upgrade to solid wood doors to act as separators. Wood doors offer several improvements over the hum-drum fiberglass or cheaper cork doors. For one, wood doors offer a great deal of sound insulation. That’s especially useful for conference calls, and in a sales-heavy company that generates a lot of sound. Find out why more offices are transitioning to wood doors. Style Wooden interior doors offer a style that can’t be matched by the usual painted cork door so common in lower-quality rental offices. The knots and grain patterns in the wood are what provide that unique feel, but the thickness of the door provides some heft to it too. Plus, high-quality wood...

Introducing Spot Cooling

By MovinCool.com The vast majority of people in the developed world are lucky enough to have air conditioners available to them when temperatures outdoors get a bit too hot. You have no doubt benefited from this on countless occasions over the course of your life. In fact, you’d probably have a hard time figuring out how to live without this modern creature comfort. Still, it’s important to realize that air conditioning has also come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. If you haven’t explored the options available to you on the current market, it’s definitely worth looking into. Perhaps the best example of an advancement you should know about is spot cooling. This is pretty much just like it sounds. You can actually cool specific spots in your...

How to Fix those Nagging Door Issues

How to Fix those Nagging Door Issues

Some of the most common, and frustrating, problems that many homeowners deal with are malfunctioning doors. Issues with sticking, squeaking, opening and closing can drive someone absolutely crazy – especially because these problems occur several times during the day. Door repair isn’t always a straightforward process that can be easily repaired. However, it isn’t entirely difficult either. If you’re tired of your doors causing you headaches, here are some tips that may help you with your repairs. Sagging Occasionally, you’ll see a door sag under its own weight and sort of bind to the doorframe. It’s important that this issue is corrected immediately as it will worsen further over time until it becomes unusable. A solution to this is to replace the...