Archive for the 'Doors' Category

Free and cheap: A fleur-de-lis door on the side of the road

As you know if you’ve been keeping up with my blog, I’ve recently become enthralled and obsessed with the rebuilding of New Orleans. I visited the first time in mid-February and have been there now four times. So it was with some excitement, in my own Southern California neighborhood, that I came across this door [...]

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Super Cool Idea: Your garden flowers embedded in resin panels for cabinet inserts

This idea is so unique that we at Kathy’s Remodeling Blog can hardly stand it: You can have your own garden flowers imbedded into resin panels for use as kitchen or bathroom cabinet inserts. See some options here Can you imagine your favorite flowers, that you grew, immortalized in resin panels? You can use translucent [...]

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Weatherstripping Doors and Windows: Fall Maintenance – DIY Life

The shortening days of autumn are a hint that winter is just around the corner. They’re also our cue to start considering ways to keep the house warm and toasty – without going broke. What’s eating up your energy bill? Often, the major culprits are as simple as your home’s doors and windows: prime escape [...]

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Build Like a Pro: Should I flash an exterior door under a covered porch?

If you want to remodel like a pro, I suggest you do what the pros do. For inspiration, many professional contractors hang out at the online forums of JLCOnline.  This is the website of the highly respected Journal of Light Construction. To participate in the forums, you have to be a professional contractor. However, DIYers [...]

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Dear Kathy: Fix or replace my ruined doors?

Dear Kathy: I am planning a major remodeling in a 12-year-old house we just bought and I’ve been reading your blog articles for the past week. I found them very informative and inspiring. Most importantly, they are very practical and also very fun – a rare combination to find among remodeling articles nowadays! Now I [...]

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Doors of SoCal

Have you ever seen that really cool poster of colorful New Orleans doors? I came across that recently and it occurred to me: Hey, we’ve got some pretty cute doors where I come from. So I dipped into the photo gallery of homes I’ve written about, and sure enough, the doors are good-looking. Have a [...]

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New door leaking from the rain? Where’s the sill pan?

In Burbank, blogger John Park has generously kept us up to date on his stylish remodel with Park Haus Addition blog. Now he’s in the punch list phase, where all those things that are not right are made so before the job is declared done. In a way, John and his family are fortunate the [...]

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After 400 years, a comeback

The 400-year-old Dutch-door style is making a “major comeback,” according to door and window manufacturer Jeld-Wen. You have to admit, Dutch doors are fun: Close the bottom half to keep toddlers and Lassie inside, but open the top for light, air flow and to connect with the neighborhood. (If you’re trying to keep a cat [...]

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