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58 Types of Front Door Designs for Houses (Photos)

The front door is what takes you into a house. Welcoming, intimidating, bold, meek, or charming, the front door says a lot about the homeowner. It contributes to a home’s curb appeal and is part of the first impression. What dictates the look of the front door? Many times it can be the structure of …

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Will Two Hinges on a Door be Enough or Should I Use Three Hinges?

Unless you have a really small door, such as a cupboard or a super light one, two hinges on a door are never enough. The average door is 80 inches high and approximately 36 inches in width. Therefore three hinges are typically the right number and if the door is between 90 and 120 inches …

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13 Different Types of Door Latches

Despite the similar functionality of different door latches, there are various types for consumers to choose from. Understanding the different types of latches that are available is essential when picking the one best suited to your needs. There are two main categories of door latches that vary according to installation. Some latches are internally embedded …

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Epic Front Door Dimensions and Sizes Guide (Charts and Tables)

The entry door, also commonly known as the front or exterior door, is what most people consider the standard door size for a residential building. Entry or front doors can measure anywhere from 30 inches or more in door width, and are available with any number of glass patterns built-in. Front doors can also be …

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Standard Garage Door Dimensions and Sizes (Charts)

Standard garage door sizes (quick overview): Single Bay:  Width: 96 1/16” Height: 84 1/16” Double Garage Door: Width: 192 1/8” Height: 84 1/16” See detailed garage door sizes diagrams below for more detail. Related: Garages and Garage Doors | Smart Garage Door Openers | Custom Roll-up Garage Door | Types of Garage Doors | Garage Door …

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Interior Door Dimensions for Many Different Door Designs (Charts and Tables)

Okay, so open concept is a thing right now. I love it. You probably love it.  Many folks are spending thousands renovating their home to get open concept. But, that does not mean there is no need for interior doors.  Think bedrooms, bathrooms and I also love double doors in between rooms that gives you …

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Pocket Door Dimensions and Sizes (Charts and Tables)

Pocket doors serve as good interior doors because they are a space-saving door design.  They are commonly used for powder rooms but also doorways into adjacent rooms like a kitchen into a dining room. Our house has pocket doors from the kitchen to the dining room and kitchen area to the foyer.  They actually come …

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Sliding Door Dimensions and Sizes (Charts and Tables)

Sliding doors are great because you don’t have to worry about the space a swinging door takes up. However, they aren’t as convenient to open or close as swing doors (for the most part). They are ideal for accessing outdoor areas because they are easy to keep open – you don’t have to worry about …

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French Door Dimensions and Sizes (Charts and Tables)

Who doesn’t love French doors, especially if your style of house is a good fit (many styles are a good fit). I mean, take a look at that series of three sets of French doors above.  It looks great. The question this article and series of charts addresses is the sizes and dimensions of French …

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The Ultimate Door Dimensions Guide (Series of 35 Charts)

“It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit If only life were so easy for those of us who don’t live in Fairyland. Unfortunately, when building or renovating a house, barn, or commercial building, there are many other …

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What is a Pivot Door? Types, Styles and Uses

Recently we stayed in a magnificent house in Whistler, BC Canada. It was a 5-year-old, 5,500 sq. ft. ski chalet with soaring ceilings, huge rooms, beautiful kitchen, impeccable decor, stunning bedrooms and bathrooms, a billiards room, media room, swimming pool, incredible view and a pivot front door. This front pivot door was enormous; akin to …

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6 Different Types of Locks for Sliding Doors

We all need to be careful when it comes to our property and personal safety. This often means installing new locks and taking extra precautions to protect our valuables. Burglary and theft statistics have gone down over the last 10 years, partially due to the availability of home security products. But that is not to …

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23 Top Smart Garage Door Openers and Gadgets

Welcome to our gallery featuring another great addition to the growing selection of smart home tech: smart home garages. We love smart home technology and the new layers of convenience and security they afford us. When it comes to garages, smart tech brings unexpected improvements that feel instantly and definitely welcome. First of all, what does …

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26 Top Smart Home Door Locks

Welcome to our gallery revealing some of the most innovative smart home door locks out there. While we’ve covered many smart home technology options, this is one of the most important and game-changing. When your security catches up with the technology in your home, everyone wins. Well, everyone but thieves win. We’ve enjoyed covering the myriad …

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Complete Wireless Doorbell Guide: Options, Pros and Cons

Just about everyone who enters your home first rings your doorbell. Doorbells are relatively simple. When someone pushes a button outside of your home, a chime sounds inside of your home, letting you know that you have a visitor. One could mistakenly think that there’s not a lot that could be done to improve this …

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Sliding Doors by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Sliding Doors is a fun,  lively addition to an existing Californian bungalow that creates more functional space for a young family while welcoming in the natural daylight. The clients approached CplusC to design an addition to their existing house to accommodate their growing family and changing needs. The rear of the property was well-positioned to …

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