• 2017 Masonite Trend Report

    by Mariela Abreu | Mar 02
    At Masonite, we make it easier and more inspiring to select the perfect doors for every home. We are your leading source for the latest trend insights and design ideas, and provide distinctive door styles that let you complement any home and personal taste.
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  • 10 Tricks to Borrow from Tiny Houses

    by Mariela Abreu | Feb 28
    A lot of innovative, space-saving design solutions have been born out of the tiny-house movement, and there’s no reason you can’t use these ideas even if you’re not living in one.
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  • 10 Tips to Master an Open Floor Plan

    by Mariela Abreu | Feb 28
    Most people love to pick out colors, fabrics and finishes when remodeling, but I love the first step: space planning. When done right, it can produce a finished room that feels larger and performs more efficiently.
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  • Realtor adds wow factor and resale value with the right doors

    by Masonite Residential | Jan 10
    Realtors should have homeowners zero in on the “wow factor” from the curb, where the door can steal the show… or break the deal! Once inside, doors, trim, flooring and moulding will draw buyer’s attention and provide added value. Walczak teaches homebuyers the differences between the acoustics and feel of solid core doors vs. hollow core.
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  • Ways to Create Indoor-Outdoor Connections

    by Masonite Residential | Jan 05
    Expand nature's soothing embrace with sliding doors, covered porches, generous windows and more.
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  • Patio life: Step right outside

    by Masonite Residential | Jan 05
    Creating a near-seamless transition from indoors to out requires a few things. First you'll want a big wall of glass doors that creates a visual transparency between the two sides of the wall. Second you'll want to have those glass doors open wide and high so that, when weather permits, you get as large an opening as possible.
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  • Design insights with Barbara Gilbert

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
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  • Great hints to create a zen-like home

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Now that we're connected to the rest of the world 24-7, the idea of "Me Time" has become more coveted than ever. Practicing mindfulness or relaxation have been shown to reduce the harmful physical effects of stress and help restore energy.
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  • Curb appeal is just the beginning

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Buyers begin to fall in love with a house at the curb,’ says Real Estate Agent Gerri Walczak. “If the entry door is unique to the home and has ‘Wow’ factor, buyers will expect the whole home to match that quality and will want to see more.”
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  • Soundproofing: how doors help reduce noise in a home

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Chris Miles, builder and Bill Peck, architect, say the sound reduction provided by solid core doors is worth the investment. Here’s how doors can help keep the peace! Also specializing in sustainable or green commercial/residential building practices, Peck is principal of William Peck and Associates architects in Lewisville. He starts his home designs at the front door, walking clients through two-dimensional models to help them understand the role doors play in design and function.
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  • Dress up your doors with hardware to add some bling

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Doors have many responsibilities in a home. They represent a significant portion of wall space inside (an average of 800 square feet) and regulate how rooms flow. They are also the crown jewel of curb appeal.
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  • Don't leave your remodeling project hanging

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Consumers tend to realize their door needs to be replaced about the time they see it in the context of a larger improvement project, so Brennan is on to something. Whether doors are part of the initial remodel plan or not, they can play a key role in making the end result more attractive and comfortable for the homeowner.
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  • He said, she said: Builder-designer couple dishes on doors

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    With 25 years of experience, Wayne and Cherri, as a team, cover all the bases with clients with their design recommendations. “We gently guide them through the entire process, but we go with their final decisions,” says Wayne. “They often just don’t know and end up thankful that we’ve enlightened them.”
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  • Craftsman front doors make an entrance

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Known for its mathematical design, a typical Craftsman-style front door has three divided windows (known as lites) over a large ledge with dentil molding and three flat panels. Typically installed on houses with porches or porticos, the Craftsman door is too lovely to be covered by a storm door.
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  • Ten tips to relieve door shopping anxiety for homeowners

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    If you ask your homeowner customers if they would rather shop for doors for their home or have a root canal, the answer may be the latter! Door shopping angst can be a long, painful process for homeowners and their builders, architects or real estate pros. Not to mention that the doors they choose for both interior and exterior, reflect their lifestyle and create a long-lasting impression.
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  • 6 tips for selecting doors for the way you live

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Designers, architects, builders, remodelers and realtors recognize how important doors are for making their clients feel proud of their homes and comfortable within them. They can help homeowners assess the form and function to choose doors, hardware and accessories that fit their lifestyle. With the right guidance, homeowners can consider all the ways that doors make an impact on the home and make selections that will fit their lifestyles.
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  • 9 Ways to Create Comforting Farmhouse Style Anywhere

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Farmhouse interiors are all about the simple details. This decidedly American style is experiencing a major resurgence, appealing to those who prefer the classic, comforting style of a simpler time. It’s a blend of architectural details, most easily recognized by its covered porches, inherited pieces, light colors and rough-hewn finishes.
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  • Mix door styles inside and out to create your own look

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Considering the amount of visual attention doors will command in the home, it’s worth the time and consideration to choose each one as a piece of art that complements its surroundings and frames the views to and from it. With today’s styles leaning toward simple, “collected” looks, and so many door design, glass and panel options to choose from, there’s more opportunity than ever to create a collection of doors that makes a personal statement in your home.
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  • Subtle or bold: your entry door makes a statement

    by Masonite Residential | Dec 15
    Whether your style is simple and clean like transitional, elegant and fun like art deco or a mix of many elements, your front door will convey that to everyone who passes by or comes into your home. Make sure it is inviting and opens the page to precisely the kind of story you want to tell about your home and lifestyle!
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