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It's All About your Homes Front Door

Published: August 10, 2020

Your front door is pivotal in your home’s curb appeal, security and energy efficiency. Exterior doors set the tone for your home, they are usually the first thing people notice about your house when they walk up. It is important to have a well-functioning entry door because of how often you use them on a daily basis. Whether it is your front entry door or your patio door there are many different types and styles to choose from. Wood Front Doors Wood is a homeowner’s guilty desire, the look of a wooden entry door is unparalleled when compared to other types of exterior doors. Wooden ...


Is Plywood a Real Hurricane Shutter?

Published: August 06, 2020

When hurricanes are on the horizon, we see people make a mad dash to one of the big box stores for truckloads of plywood to cover their windows and doors in hopes of protecting their homes from the impending storm. The question is, is plywood considered a real hurricane shutter? In short the answer is NO, there are very real issues with using plywood to protect your home. While it is better than nothing once the plywood gets wet it will likely warp and it isn’t adequate in protecting again projectiles. The Better Alternative: Wooden Hurricane Shutters A better option to using plywood ...


To Reface or Replace Cabinet Doors

Published: August 03, 2020

To reface or replace your kitchen cabinets, both can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your kitchen. Replacing cabinets can be costly and time consuming while refacing your existing cabinets and drawer boxes can be a cost effective way to improve and update the look of your existing kitchen and make it look new without breaking the bank. Once you’ve decided to replace your cabinet doors and drawer fronts you’ll need to decide what style of new cabinet doors you want. Estate Millwork offers many different types and styles of replacement cabinet doors . Louvered Cabinet...


Finding the Right House Shutters

Published: July 30, 2020

Houses are meant to have shutters on the windows and they look best when the shutters are well maintained or replaced if they are damaged or missing. Shutters are a key visual component to the overall aesthetics of the exterior of your home and can also provide protection from the weather and prying eyes. Vintage homes deserve real wood shutters with raised or flat panel, louvers or a combination of louvers and panels. Louvered shutters are the most common style of exterior home shutters but there are several other options such as paneled, Bahama / Bermuda, Board & Batten, and Combina...


Tips for a Successful Wooden Planter

Published: July 27, 2020

Are you just starting out with a wooden garden planter ? Yes, then here are some tips to help your planters look their best throughout the season as well as prepare for the colder months. Water Often The soil in planters dries out a lot quicker and needs watered at least once a day during the hot, sunny and dry months of the year. If you have planters that are drying out a lot quicker than others try pruning some back, remove a few plants, or move the planter to a less sunny location. Fertilize on the Regular With limited amount of soil in your planters to provide nutrients, your pla...