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This week for Building 101 I’m sharing all about our windows and doors and what you should consider when choosing yours.
We chose Plygem Pro 200 Series for our custom home for a few reasons:
The exterior of our windows are black to contrast against our white house. We did white on the interior to give a more timeless and traditional feel to our home, we also opted for a 2 over 2 grid on every window and I love how it looks. We added our grids inside the window to make for easier cleaning since we have 4 small kids with sticky fingers, though you may want to consider having them on the outside of the glass so they don’t get lost in the reflection on the exterior. I opted for functionality in this instance.
All of our exterior doors are by Rogue Valley Door. For our entry we chose 8′, 3/4 light, hemlock french doors with a 2 over 2 grid. We did two sets of french doors in the same style, but fiberglass, leading to the deck. I love how much light they let in and that your eye moves through the house to our beautiful view.
We chose the Wayne Dalton Carriage House series for our garage doors and love them. We had them painted to match and they compliment our modern farmhouse exterior so well, we couldn’t be happier with them.
Our interior doors the Logan 2 panel by Masonite. I love how simple the profile is, making it easy to wipe down with our small kids. We did 8′ doors on the main floor (10′ ceilings) and 7′ doors upstairs (9′ ceilings). We opted for solid core doors everywhere except for pocket doors and the girl’s bi-fold closet doors. Our builder recommended hollow doors for these areas because solid doors are too heavy for the hanging hardware which causes them to eventually fail. All of our door hardware is by Emtek.
That wraps up Building 101 for this week! You can find more topics on the blog here, or there is loads more real time info from during our build in my Instagram highlights here.