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Make an Impact with Moulding!

One of the easiest ways to upgrade a room is to beef up all the moldings, adding width, depth and height to the trim. The increased framing adds depth to the walls, especially if it is painted the same color as the walls for a unified look.

Why we need Baseboards

In architecture, a baseboard (also called skirting board, skirting, mop-board, floor molding, or base molding) is usually wooden or vinyl board covering the lowest part of an interior wall. Its purpose is to cover the joint between the wall surface and the floor. Baseboards provide a useful function in a house. They are not purely aesthetic. They protect the bottom of the drywall from being damaged, they build a stopping point for dirt, they keep drywall/paint from being damaged by feet (shoes).

Why we need Casing

Casings are the moldings that go around the window frames. They are installed outside the house to seal the window frame to the house blocking cold air from entering the interior. Inside, casings are the finishing touch to a window installation, the same as baseboards and door moldings finish off a room. Openings in walls without doors are framed with woodwork called “casing.” This trim, which wraps from one side of the wall to the other, defines the opening and protects the wall surface from scratches. A cased opening can suggest separation between two rooms without interrupting flow.

The trim that surrounds a door frame is called casing, and it’s always installed before baseboard and chair rail because they have to butt against it. Casing is also the easiest type of molding to install because the joinery is simple, making it a perfect first project.

Why use Crown

Crown molding encapsulates a large family of moldings which are designed to gracefully flare out to a finished top edge. Crown molding is generally used for capping walls, pilasters, and cabinets, and is used extensively in the creation of interior and exterior cornice assemblies and door and window hoods. . Crown molding is a visual treat that adds a touch of elegance. 

I Love the finished look of the Baseboard, Crown moulding and the Chair rail in this room. It Adds a Luxurious Feel, and a Upscale look to any home.

Crown molding is a visual treat that adds a touch of elegance. 
White trim against Grey walls looks very Elegant and Polished!
Crown Molding
A deep crown molding can add architecture to a room that has little, and it draws the eye upward in much the same way curtains hung at ceiling height do. I also like substantial crown molding. Good proportions are easily magnified with strong, heavy moldings, A simple 8-foot room can become much more dynamic with a simple but strong 5-inch crown molding and 5-inch base molding. By emphasizing the base and ceiling, the room has much more character and strength.


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Have Fun with Shiplap

Shiplap paneling, named for its traditional usage on ships, is an overlapping of grooved wooden panels. Shiplapping lends texture and antiquation to any space, and can be easily installed with a basic assortment of tools.

In the private cove of the bedroom or taking center stage in the living room, or simply breaking up the kitchen monotony, a shiplap wall blends elegant nuance with a bit of subtle duplicity.

Ideal for the desired accent wall or lending a bit of the nautical rustic to one’s surroundings, shiplap walls blend with any interior scheme without overwhelming the tone and décor. A shiplap wall behind the bathroom vanity suggests a luxe liner cabin, while a fireplace shiplap wall softens the space with forest-inspired harmony.

Shiplap is a great idea for an Accent wall in any room. Look at the interest without being overdone in this child’s Nursery. It’s understated but elegant at the same time.

I love the look of the accent wall flowing into the ceiling for an Elegant Master Bathroom look.

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Interior and Exterior French Doors!

These doors are sleek, stylish and can be tailor-made to suit any home decor or special tastes that you may have. They allow natural light and warmth into your home; creating a completely new and invigorating atmosphere, transforming it immediately into a new, open space.

8 Lite 1 Panel Clear Glass Exterior French Doors

Easy access to your garden or outside areas; these doors provide an extension to nature. Whether it is bird watching or flower admiring that you are into; you have wide-screen, front-row action seats to the outside world on your doorstep!
Perfect for summer time; simply open your new doors and allow the fresh air into your home. These doors compliment warm days, allowing you easy access in and out of your home whether you are throwing a BBQ party, having paddling-pool fun with the kids or simply sunbathing in the back yard.
15 Lite French Doors with Mini Blinds
French patio doors almost seem like an addition to the outside area since they add such a lovely element to the space.
15 LIte Clear Glass Interior French Doors

Easily installed inside your home too; French Doors can create a sense of openness when used as room dividers so they can make your home look and feel much bigger.
Great at blocking out unwanted noise; interior french doors fitted between noisy TV rooms, working areas or offices allow you to still see what’s going on without being disrupted
4 Lite Bottom Panel Clear Glass Interior French Doors

The main benefits of a french door is to allow the existing space between two rooms to seem blended rather than cut off by a solid door. Having a door with glass that you can see through tends to make the rooms appear larger and more open, not too mention helps you keep an eye on wandering kids. Allowing light to shine through from the outdoors by using exterior french doors brightens any and every room. 
10 Lite Arch Top Obscured glass French Doors
8 Lite Bottom Panel Clear Glass Interior French Doors

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Decorative Faux Ceiling Beams

Decorative ceiling beams are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to dramatically improve the décor of a room or exterior. This versatile range of styles that fall under the heavily distressed category will help you set the mood, whether you’re looking for old-world rustic, cottage, Mediterranean or Tuscan flair. The beams can be used in any type of project, from adding one simple beam accent to building an elaborate truss.

Try the relaxed appeal of their lightly distressed texture in a den or family room, to bring out the coziness in a state-of-the-art kitchen, inside a guest bedroom or throughout your vacation home. The beams will add subtle warmth and style, making your house a welcoming oasis.

The beams are made of tough, durable yet lightweight polyurethane or foam, but replicate the minute details of wood to the point where you won’t be able to tell them apart. This material also never rots, warps or cracks. It stand ups to all forms of wear and tear without fading or peeling – even when used outdoors.

A variety of color options are available, or can ordered Unfinished if you prefer to paint or stain them yourself. These Three-sided beams can be installed over wiring, pipes, existing smaller beams, etc.


These incredibly realistic-looking beams will add beauty to any room. Try them in a family room or den, a vacation home, a guest bedroom or a large, eat-in gourmet kitchen. They could be the finishing touch to make your house the warm, inviting space it was meant to be.

Cut to Size

Custom wood beams offer even greater design flexibility – allowing you to select the exact size needed for your project. Custom-cut length, width and height – you call the shots!

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Elegant Iron Double Doors!

Installing wrought iron doors in your home’s entryway is one of the best ways to add a touch of class to your home’s exterior. These gorgeous doors come in a variety of elegant styles and patterns.
Besides to the visual aesthetic, wrought iron doors have several other benefits.

  Iron Doors Increase Home Value 

They add actual value to your home as well. Wrought iron is an upgrade to your home.
It improves the look of your home as well as the neighborhood. Should you ever decide to sell, this will enhance the curb appeal and leaves the impression you want on potential home buyers.
Presenting a distinguished home on the market may make buyers more willing to meet your asking price.

  The Prestige of Wrought Iron Doors

Let’s face it. Wrought iron doors are more than cool. They are elegant, classy, and a sign of prestige.
If you go by the adage that your home is your castle, then there’s no better material for your entryway than a castle gate of wrought iron. As an aesthetic, an iron door stands apart. Your home will stand apart from others in your neighborhood. Wrought iron is common in museums, palaces, and cathedrals. Iron gates are also prevalent in government buildings and private mansions.
Iron states that the structure, be it a museum or a private residence, is somehow exceptional; it presumes affluence.

The Unique Beauty of Wrought Iron Doors and Gates

There is a distinguished beauty to wrought iron. It has a definitive substance and weight. It also contains masterful and precise craftsmanship. It is, therefore, a piece of art in your entryway.
Given your entryway is the first impression of your home, what better way than with the beauty of iron. Iron doors are far from conventional. They are gorgeous and extraordinary.
It’s not unheard of for homeowners to install iron doors and then notice passing cars slow down or even stop to admire them. Some even get out and ask the owners for the name of the manufacturer. A well-crafted iron entry door inspires pride in your home and beauty that doesn’t fade with time. In fact, many homeowners who move out of their home will install a wrought iron entry in the next home they purchase.

It is, therefore, a piece of art in your entryway.
Given your entryway is the first impression of your home, what better way than with the beauty of iron. Iron doors are far from conventional. They are gorgeous and extraordinary.
It’s not unheard of for homeowners to install iron doors and then notice passing cars slow down or even stop to admire them. Some even get out and ask the owners for the name of the manufacturer. A well-crafted iron entry door inspires pride in your home and beauty that doesn’t fade with time. In fact, many homeowners who move out of their home will install a wrought iron entry in the next home they purchase.

  Long-Lasting Durability

Iron doors are more than an aesthetic choice for your home. They are a quality investment. Iron doors last for years and keep their polished and elegant look.
Because of the sturdy and durable iron they are made from, these doors can withstand great pressure. They will stand against extreme temperatures and natural elements without needing to replacement or repair.
The double wrought iron found in exterior doors is made from a high grade of steel. You measure the grade by gauge. The highest quality wrought iron entry doors are typically 2 inches thick or 12 gauge. A skilled iron-worker forges and beats the iron into shape by hand. The door’s strength decreases when the gauge is higher than 14. As the gauge number goes up, the thickness and strength go down. Lesser quality steel doors consist of thin steel that a machine presses into shapes through an automated process.

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Exterior Entry Doors!

Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal Whether you’re remodeling, getting ready to sell or building a new home, curb appeal is important. It’s how appealing your home looks from the curb not only to interested buyers, but also to your neighbors, friends and of course you!

Other ideas for boosting your curb appeal.

Keep in mind that updating your door opens up other possibilities for boosting your curb appeal as well. If your remodeled entryway added sidelites or a double door, meaning that your overall configuration changed in the process, you might want to rearrange flower pots or furniture on your porch. You might also consider updating your outdoor lighting fixtures or mailbox to reflect the style of your decorative glass.

Whether you replace just the door, or update other elements of your home at the same time, your home will be beautifully refreshed. And if you do decide to sell your home later, the National Association of Realtors has listed improving curb appeal as one of the top five most valuable upgrades you can make. So however you look at it, you’re going to love your new curb appeal!

Craftsman Style

Showcasing the craft of building by hand, these homes emphasize the use of natural wood, stone and brick materials. Low pitched roof lines, tapered square columns and exposed rafters are typical of these “Arts and Crafts” beauties.


 Engineered All-Wood Stiles and Rails with Dowel Pinned Stile/Rail Joinery

Profile: Ovolo Sticking
Glass: 3/4″ Insulated Glazing

Engineered All-Wood Stiles and Rails with Dowel Pinned Stile/Rail Joinery

Panels: 3/4″ VG Flat Panel
Glass: 3/4″ Insulated Glazing

Smooth-Star®
S4814-SDLF1
Craftsman Lite 2 Panel Shaker Flush-Glazed w/Craftsman 4 Lite 2Wx2H Simulated Divided Lites – Flat 1-1/8″ Glass

Colonial
This style, known for its refined design and symmetry, preserves the classic style of homes from America’s history. Colonial homes usually have two or three stories, fireplaces and brick or wood facades.

Classic-Craft®Mahogany Collection™
CCM110B
Full Lite W/ Stile Lines w/Bella™ Glass

Smooth-Star®
S962
Full Lite W/ Stile Lines w/Avonlea® Glass

Fiber-Classic®Oak Collection™
FC1652
Full Lite W/ Stile Lines w/Axis™ Glass

Modern

Modern-style homes fuse industrial concrete, vinyl and glass materials to stunning effect. Look for strong right angles, minimal box-like designs and asymmetrical exteriors.

Engineered All-Wood Stiles and Rails with Dowel Pinned Stile/Rail Joinery
Panels: 1-3/4″ Panels with Square Groove
Profile: Square Groove
Glass: 3/4″ Insulated Glazing

Smooth-Star®
S685LXR-SDLF2
Full Lite Flush-Glazed w/Rainglass Contemporary Asymmetrical 10 Lite Simulated Divided Lites – Left – Flat 3-1/2″ Glass

Smooth-Star®
S5705XJ-SDLF1
Full Lite Flush-Glazed w/Chinchilla Colonial 3 Lite 1Wx3H Simulated Divided Lites – Flat 1-1/8″ Glass
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Dutch Doors

Simply put, a Dutch door is one that’s divided into two parts horizontally, so the bottom half can remain closed while the top half is open. When the connecting hardware is locked, the two halves act as one, posing as a solid door.
The name is a dead giveaway (though they’re sometimes called stable doors, half doors, and double-hung doors). Dutch doors were common in the Netherlands in the 17th century. They were devised for use as exterior doors on farmhouses to keep animals out and children in, while allowing air and light to come and go. Dutch settlers brought the style to the US, where it appeared on rural houses in New York and New Jersey. The style soon migrated to the cities, where they kept out vermin, street dirt, and debris. They also allowed residents to interact with deliverymen and the like without letting them inside the house.

The real beauty of a Dutch door lies not just in their stylish appearance, but in their flexible design as well. Homeowners love the convenience of being able to open the top half to enjoy the fresh air, while still keeping pets and children inside. Whether you are hoping to complete you home’s rustic farmhouse look, or trying to create something a little more modern, a Dutch door enhances the design of any entryway. Simpson can make Dutch doors in any size, any species, and in any design featuring an intermediate rail.

Most variations in Dutch doors are found in the choice of wood, the panel designs, and the height of the dividing break in the door. And, while the design DNA of Dutch doors is country, their appeal hasn’t escaped minimalist modern remakes.

Here’s a door with a split personality. Open and welcoming on the one hand, private and protective on the other. We’re talking, of course, about the Dutch door. A precursor to the screen door, it keeps unwanted visitors out while allowing sunlight and breezes to wander in. The Dutch door may be rooted in agricultural history, but it’s perfect for modern living. Find out if it deserves a spot on the front (or back) of your house (or even inside):

Dutch doors offer the flexibility of two styles in one, as you may choose different designs for the top and bottom. While the bottom half should be solid, many doors have a glass panel for the top half. Designs for both glass and solid panels vary widely: single or multiple-paned; clear or stained glass; flat, raised, or board-and-batten panel faces, and more.

Dutch doors offer the flexibility of two styles in one, as you may choose different designs for the top and bottom. While the bottom half should be solid, many doors have a glass panel for the top half. Designs for both glass and solid panels vary widely: single or multiple-paned; clear or stained glass; flat, raised, or board-and-batten panel faces, and more.


Do Dutch doors require special hardware?
Here’s the lowdown on hardware:
Hinges: Dutch doors require a minimum of four hinges, two for each door half (standard doors only need three). Standard door hinges will work if they meet the weight requirements. Period hardware is often used, such as sturdy Colonial-style strap hinges.
Knobs and Locks: The door knob and lock are installed on the lower half. For added security, a deadbolt can be placed on the top half.
Latch: This is the special piece of hardware you need to interlock the top and bottom leaves of the door. The bolt must be used when the door is closed, but you can leave it in place when the door is open for traditional door functionality.

Any tips for installing Dutch doors?

  • Consider whether to have a paned or solid top half. Do you want light to come in when the door is fully closed? Or do you want full privacy?
  • Remember the door swing. We’re not just talking about the standard door swing, but where your open top half will rest. Will it be in the way physically or visually? Is there ample space while it’s in open position?
  • Think about how you’ll hold the top half of the door open.
  • For an exterior door, you’ll need weatherstripping between the upper and lower leaves to keep wind and wet from sneaking in when the door is shut.
  • We recommend hiring a professional installer, especially for exterior doors where security and sealing out the weather elements is important. That said, if you’re an avid DIYer, there are many tutorials available. (This
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Supersized Monster Doors have just been Unleashed!!


 These stunning, over-sized doors can be made in heights up to 12 feet tall and widths up to 10 feet wide. They address the need for larger and more personalized spaces in the home. J These doors are offered in any wood species and design, and can be mounted on popular alternative hardware, such as barn track or pivot hinges. 

These beautiful behemoth doors aren’t just space dividers. They’re functional pieces of art that make a stunning visual impact in the home – open or closed.

Monster Door 7404
Shown in hemlock with white laminate glass

Monster Door 49853
Shown in knotty alder with factory finish (weathered gray finish)

Simpson’s Monster Doors not only come in XL sizes, but are designed to withstand the daily challenges of everyday life. Each Monster Door is engineered to deliver the design freedom customers want with the reliability and performance they have come to expect from Simpson. Monster Doors are available for both interior and exterior door applications.

PLEASE NOTE. All Monster Series doors include Simpson’s standard warranty. That warranty does not cover warp on a door over 3’6” x 8’0”

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More exciting Specialty Mouldings


SHAKER MOULDING

SHA-6-POP 6″ x 3/4″ Shaker Moulding with Beveled Edges, Species: Poplar $8.81 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 56′.

SHA-6-OK 6″ x 3/4″ Shaker Moulding with Beveled Edges, Species:
Oak $11.75 per foot 
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 56′.
SHA-6-ALD 6″ x 3/4″ Shaker Moulding with Beveled Edges, Species:
Alder  $13.15 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 56′.

SHA-6-HMP 6″ x 3/4″ Shaker Moulding with Beveled Edges, Species:
Hard Maple $13.78 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 56′.

SHA-6-CH 6″ x 3/4″ Shaker Moulding with Beveled Edges, Species:
Cherry $14.56 per foot 
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 56′.

Flat Back Crown Moulding with Rope

FBC1POP 2″ X 1-1/8″ Flat Back Crown Moulding with 1/2″ Rope Species: Poplar $7.43 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
FBC1HMP 2″ X 1-1/8″ Flat Back Crown Moulding with 1/2″ Rope Species:
Hard Maple $9.73 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
FBC1OK 2″ X 1-1/8″ Flat Back Crown Moulding with 1/2″ Rope Species:
Oak $9.88 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
FBC1ALD 2″ X 1-1/8″ Flat Back Crown Moulding with 1/2″ Rope Species:
Alder $11.61 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
FBC1CH 2″ X 1-1/8″ Flat Back Crown Moulding with 1/2″ Rope Species:
Cherry $14.27 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.


Rope Embossed Moulding
EM-6POP 4-5/16″ x 1/2″ Rope Embossed Moulding Species:
Poplar $6.05 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 80′.
EM-6OK 4-1/4 x 1/2″ Rope Embossed Moulding Species:
Oak $6.25 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 80′.
EM-6ALD 4-5/16″ x 1/2″ Rope Embossed Moulding Species:
Alder $8.08 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 80′.
EM-6HMP 4-5/16″ x 1/2″ Rope Embossed Moulding Species:
Hard Maple $8.86 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 80′.
EM-6CH4-5/16″x 1/2″ Rope Embossed Moulding Species:
Cherry $14.18 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 80′.


Egg & Dart Embossed Moulding
EM-4POP 1″ x 9/16″ Egg & Dart Embossed Moulding Species:
Poplar $2.73 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
EM-4OK 1″ x 9/16″ Egg & Dart Embossed Moulding Species:
Oak $3.90 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
EM-4HMP 1″ x 9/16″ Egg & Dart Embossed Moulding Species:
Hard Maple $3.96 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
EM-4ALD 1″ x 9/16″ Egg & Dart Embossed Moulding Species:
Alder $4.65 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
EM-4CH 1″ x 9/16″ Egg & Dart Embossed Moulding Species:
Cherry $5.67 per foot
Priced by the linear foot and sold in 8′ sticks in cartons of 120′.
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Wainscot & Accent Wall Ideas

It is important to select a style of wainscoting that matches the decor of your space. For example, in a sleek, modern-style living room, wainscoting with simple, linear horizontal borders would work well, while wainscoting with lavish ornamentation and complex patterns would likely seem out of place. One of popular wainscoting style is bead board, which consists of repeating verticals strips that are typically two inches wide. Another common style, which offers a more classic look, is using repeating sections of raised rectangles or squares in the wainscoting panels.

Determine the functionality of your room. The traditional color of wainscoting is white. For a small space, white is a great way to open up the space and allow you to paint the wall a darker color. The type of paint is also important. If it is a high-traffic area, you’ll want to use an eggshell or semi-gloss finish on the wainscoting since it is easy to clean.

The wall to accent is generally the first thing you see when you walk into the room, but not in every situation. You may want your accent wall to be free from doors, windows and anything that may break up your wall. It may have distinctive architectural features or placements such as a built-in bookcase, a wainscoting, a fireplace or an architectural nook. It could be the anchor-wall behind the bed in a bedroom like this one.

Repeating a pattern evenly over an entire wall looks Elegant and Classy in my opinion.

Applying Wainscot in a bathroom as an accent wall makes a great statement