Monthly Archives: March 2013

Colours for the home inside & out vary greatly. A lot depends on taste but also especially indoors on which way the house is facing.

NORTH

North facing rooms tend to be colder & have less light, so a yellow or cream  light colour would suit more than green or grey. Or you could use dramatic colours like purple & work with it, not fight nature with it being a dark room.

SOUTH

South facing rooms have light all day long so warm or cool colours work, the choice is yours. Pale tones keep it light & airy, blue for a seaside feel or white for a crisp feel.

EAST

English: Colours of Llanllyfni. I was rather t...

English: Colours of Llanllyfni. I was rather taken with the striking colour of this house, amidst the grey slate of every other building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

East facing rooms, the light can appear slightly blue so blue or green would work. To create light & warmth, duck egg blue is a good choice

WEST

West facing rooms would be enhanced by using a white palette to make a wonderful airy feeling in the natural or artifical light. A soft pink would create a warm glow

**Black can be hard to use indoors, but is a popular colour in contemporary homes & looks great with red for a dramatic dining room**

 

 

 

 

If you are thinking of having new doors in your home, or if you are building a new home or extension then pre-hung doors might be the answer for you.

doorpair1What is a Pre-Hung Door?

A pre-hung door is exactly what it says it is! It is a door that has already been hung in a door frame. It usually includes the following:

  • Doorframe
  • Door Hinges
  • Door Handles
  • Letterplate
  • Threshold
  • Cill
  • Night latch
  • Deadlock

 

 

External pre-hung door sets can also include any combination of toplights and sidelights

When should I use a Pre-hung Door?

Surprisingly enough pre-hung doors are often much easier to install.

Reasons to consider a prehung door:

  • If it is a new door way – a new home or an extension with no existing doorframe
  • DIY Project – Fitting doors into frames is a specialist task and replacing a doorframe will probably prove to be a lot easier
  • If the existing doorframe needs to be removed
  • There is no need for specialist equipment to plane doors and fit perfectly matching hinges to door and frame
  • To ensure a perfect fit- prehung doors are a perfect fit into their frames guaranteeing weather tightness for external doors and improving soundproofing for internal doors
  • Professional finish – Door handles, locks and letterplates all pre-fitted to professional standards

A word of caution to the DIYer- prehung doors can be pretty cumbersome and although a lot easier to install than fitting a new door into an existing frame, still requires some skill. If in doubt, get a builder to install it for you – it probably will still be less costly than getting a specialist door fitter to fit a door into an existing frame. When pricing pre-hung door sets be aware that, in most cases the price of the pre-hung door set does NOT include the door or any additional sidelights or toplights! This is because the cost of doors is so variable – a solid oak door with frosted glazing is going to cost far more than a hardwood door with no glazing. The total cost will be the pre-hung door set plus the cost of the door.

Pre-hung door sets are used extensively by architects and professional builders in new builds, and are now available to smaller builders for home-improvement projects.

Pre-hung or not we hope the installation of your new doors is straightforward and satisfactory.

 

Re-decorating, or renovating our homes can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment. It usually involves repainting, replacing a bathroom or kitchen, or even buying a new lounge suite. The one thing we often overlook is the internal doors.

Internal doors can give a home a totally new and different feel, taking it from ordinary to extraordinary in a matter of hours. Here are some images of our favourite doors for 2013. We hope  you love them too.

Best4Doors Walnut Flush Franquette

Best4Doors Walnut Flush Franquette

Best4Doors Simply Oak Sherwood

Best4Doors Simply Oak Sherwood

Best4Doors Royale Modern R03-3V

Best4Doors Royale Modern R03-3V

Best4Doors River Oak Cottage Yoxall

Best4Doors River Oak Cottage Yoxall

Best4Doors Montana Rushmore

Best4Doors Montana Rushmore

Best4Doors Inspiration Harmony

Best4Doors Inspiration Harmony

Best4Doors Empire Honduras

Best4Doors Empire Honduras

Best4Doors Eco Flush Wenge

Best4Doors Eco Flush Wenge

Best4Doors Churchillian Blenheim

Best4Doors Churchillian Blenheim

Best4Doors Zodiac Flush Libra

Best4Doors Zodiac Flush Libra

Best4Doors Calypso Montserrat

Best4Doors Calypso Montserrat