Estate Millwork Knowledge Base


Why You Should Have Louvered Doors

Published: April 20, 2021

Doors are an important part of your home’s interior; they can close off a room to grant privacy or open to create more flow between rooms. The interior doors of your home probably see a good amount of daily use and need to be durable so they can withstand the daily grind. What is a Louvred Door? A wooden louvre door is door compiled of rails and stiles with louvers or slats in the middle where you would typically see a glass pane or solid panel. These louvers allow light and air to freely pass through when closed providing natural ventilation and privacy. Since the louvers allow lig...


Benefits of Composite PVC Shutters

Published: April 13, 2021

PVC composite exterior shutters bring together the best aspects of the other shutter materials. They do not rot and won’t split or crack like vinyl or wood, which means they can last as long as the house itself. Just like solid wood shutters PVC shutters are solid and can be easily hinged, keeping your windows and home protected. Composite PVC shutters look and feel like natural wood, offering beauty and elegance to any home. They can be painted in any color you desire, making it easy to coordinate them with your existing exterior colors. Why Have Exterior Shutters? Have you ever ...


Wooden Exterior Doors, What’s Your Style?

Published: April 06, 2021

Your entryway is the focal point of your home’s façade, with the front door usually being its most prized asset. Nothing matches the warmth and satisfying heft of wooden front doors making it easy to understand what many people still prefer wooden doors over other materials. While there are now newer cheaper options out there today, these less expensive options are not customizable like wooden doors are. Steel doors are stamped and fiberglass doors come out of a mold, while wooden doors are made custom to the homeowner’s needs and specifications. Are Wooden Doors Safe? It’s a...


Sliding Barn Doors vs. Conventional Swinging Doors

Published: April 01, 2021

Sliding barn doors are a great way to add personal style and functionality to any room in your home. Not only are they fairly easy to install, barn doors can be customized to fit your needs and free up valuable floor space that would otherwise be needed for conventional swinging doors. Sliding barn doors are great for both small and large spaces, whether it is to free up space that would otherwise be blocked when a swinging door is opened or be left open in larger spaces to create a comfortable flow from one room to another. The Advantages of Sliding Barn Doors Style When it comes t...


Boost your Curb Appeal with a Black Front Door

Published: March 30, 2021

Black is one of the trendiest colors in home design; from black steel furnishings to black appliances to black windows, the color has taken over the interior. This latest door color trend literally puts black front and center of your home. It can make a front door elegant and dramatic, black works well with any and every other color, making it extremely versatile. It can also toss a challenge your way. If you don't have enough contrasting colors as a backdrop, black can hide the entry or make it feel too dark and not very good for your home's curb appeal. Why Black is a Trending Fr...