222 Transitional Floors, Windows & Doors Products

Despite looking at them, walking through them and walking on them on a daily basis, doors, floors and windows aren’t often at the forefront of our minds. Sure, we love redecorating and remodeling, but we tend to like picking out new appliances and paint colors more than choosing knobs, buying curtain rods or determining what carpet to put in the bedroom. Although it might not seem all that exciting, picking out efficient windows can save you money, while a sturdy front door can bring added security to your home. As you get ready to replace your flooring, windows and other foundational accessories, take some time to consider these helpful tips. More 
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Think about what works best for your transitional space.

When you’re buying a door, it’s important to consider its placement. Is it a front, back or interior door? Of course, you would rarely use sliding glass in your grand entryway, or a majestic glass and wood double door for your bathroom. The same goes for flooring and window treatments. Carpet would never work in a kitchen or bathroom, yet it’s often preferred in a bedroom or living room. Valances alone wouldn’t do a very good job of keeping the light out of bedrooms — you’d need curtains for that — and a kitchen doesn’t traditionally require blackout curtains. There are a lot of options, so eliminate some by focusing on the primary purpose of the item.

Research your options and set a firm budget.

Once you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, check out all your choices and decide how much you are willing to spend. Your biggest splurge should be on your front door, as it’s the first thing guests see when visiting. Other purchases, like pocket doors, curtains, blinds and shades, shouldn’t break the bank. In the end, you have to decide whether you want to go with a middle-of-the-line wood floor or the highest quality; just make sure you know what each one offers before taking the plunge.

Consider the pros and cons.

Once you have a budget in mind, it’s important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each. Carpet provides extra padding for children playing or learning to walk, but it also stains easily. Sliding glass is convenient, especially when you’re constantly going in and out, but the glass collects fingerprints, which means extra cleaning. Before making a purchase, weigh the pros and cons and decide what works specifically for your family and your transitional style.

Don’t be afraid to take design chances.

If your primary intent is to avoid the cookie cutter look, you will need to take some risks to stand out from the pack. To do this, think about using unique materials, like an iron door, bamboo floor or carpet tiles. Or even add a twist to something traditional, like a unique skylight or a multicolored tile floor. Making your home’s look stand out can even be as easy as finding quirky accessories, like an unusual entryway knocker, blinds or curtain rod. It’s important to be open to experimenting, but be sure you like whatever you’re buying. If you don’t, try something else.
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