Windows, Doors & Shutters

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Old House Journal's compendium of articles about the different styles, and materials for windows, doors and shutters, including period reproductions, hardware, architectural detailing, and energy-efficiency. 

SEE ALSO: Conservatories, Gazebos & Sheds | Exterior Lighting | Exterior Painting | Garden Design | Porches | Remuddling | Siding, Shingles & Roofing 

Does your décor include motifs in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh? Even a simple "Shaker"-style "T" door, like this one from Simpson Door, can be dressed up with leaded glass to coordinate.

Windows, Doors, and the Decor

Most doors and windows are sold on the basis of how they will look on the outside of the house. Manufacturers have stepped up their offerings in recent years, enticing prospective buyers with entry doors in dozens of wood species, and built-to-order windows in hundreds of stock and custom colors or wood tints. But how well do these products do when it comes to matching your interior décor, specifically existing casing and built-in elements like paneling?

Products of the Week

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Vintage Doors

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