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Oak Door Articles
- Door Panelling and Its Effect on Door Proportions
Contemporary or classic? Probably the most commonly asked question regarding the choice of door for a home, closely followed by 'painted or natural finish?' But the choice of door style may not be confined to the fashion
- Solid Oak Doors – Living and Breathing
OK, so the title is a bit misleading, solid oak doors are not living things in the strictest sense of the words but in comparison to other home furnishings, even other types of door, solid oak doors do react and change to their environment more than anything else.
- Top Five Things To Consider When Buying a New External Door
Did you know that your front door is one of the most important aspects of your home? Aside from the actual selection of the home in the first instance there are very few additions or modifications that the home owner can do to change the look and feel of the house they live in from the exterior.
- How To Fit A Mortise Lock
Some doors come with locks already fitted but most quality doors will not, hence allowing the owner to choose what type of lock and latch they are going to use. Fitting a Mortise Lock into a door requires a slightly above average level of DIY skill.
- Restoring A Property to Its Former Glory
The Art of Restoration...
For us it can be telly heaven. Watching an over ambitious novice property developer wildly underestimate budgets and timescales whilst forcing his wife and new born to live in the shed for three winters. That’s the melodrama whilst the ‘against all odds’ editing provides the satisfying sense of achievement with the glory of final completion.
Sure, it’s possible to tell how over budget the build has gone with the sound off by the owners subsequent hair loss but it’s the satisfaction of seeing a previously dilapidated wreck transformed into something wonderful that makes the journey cathartic and not 'docu-schadenfreude'. And stalwart of TV, Grand Designs, is by no means the only option. Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare and Restoration Man have provided a salacious fix of highs and lows amongst others. Continue reading
- Hanging A Door Using T Hinges: A How-To Guide
T-hinges are as much a part of the style of a country cottage doorway as the door they hold up. Unlike its more common cousins that are usually hidden from view, the t-hinge sits proudly exposed on top of the wood even when closed.
- Choosing Colour Schemes – The Psychology Behind Other Colours
Mood for thought...
Having already looked at the effects the primary colours have on the ambiance and mood within our surroundings this naturally leads us to consider other colour schemes. Every shade and colour used in modern interior design is a mix of other colours, the likelihood is that if you visited ten houses in a day the only time you’ll see a full red is on a post box on the journey. In fact, aside from researching examples of fresh contemporary room designs, homework for this article was to investigate the number of different paints available for one colour group from just one hardware store to assimilate ourselves with the choices consumers face. We counted twelve shades of matt green water based paint available and that’s before you start introducing the different emulsions or paint types on top, and green is a mix of blue and yellow anyway. So below are some more examples of colour schemes, the aura they emit and how (and how not) to use them in the home. Continue reading
- Choosing Colour Schemes – The Psychology Behind Primary Colours
Mood for thought... Choosing Colour Schemes
Maybe it's the changing colours of the seasons or maybe it's nature's fiery warning colours, whatever it is, colour psychology is a pretty innate part of how we think and feel in different environments. Sometimes it’s subconscious whilst other times it’s obvious. Choosing Colour Schemes – The Psychology Behind Primary Colours. Volumes of research has been carried out on the psychology of colour but when it comes to interior design it’s fairly simple to comprehend associated moods and ambiances with different colour schemes. The trick of the skilled interior designer is to play on these inherent associations and weave other colours to sympathise with dominant wall or ceiling colours or to deliberately oppose them. So let's go through some dominant room colours, how they make us feel and how they are best used within interior design about the house, pointing out some pitfalls along the way. In the first article we’ll have a look at the primary colours; red, blue and yellow. Continue reading
- Top Five Things to Consider When Choosing Interior Doors
Professional interior designers have always placed the correct choice of interior doors high on the list of importance when considering where to get the most ‘bang for your buck’ on a redecoration or remodelling project.
- A Guide to the Specification of Different Door Hinges
There are aspects of home renovation that are exciting and rewarding, after all you are deciding on the surroundings you and your family will be living in for some time to come. But then again, there are also the more mundane details that need to be taken care of.