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SkyBell Video Doorbell

It’s about freaking time. Often when we search for a home tech product, nothing pops up that looks good (or gets good reviews). That’s been my experience when searching for home security, more specifically, video cameras at the entryway. I know some of my neighbors have spent thousands of dollars on a whole home security package just so they can see a person at their front door. If they were patient, they could have saved a lot of money by trying out this $200 doorbell.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Skybell

Piso “biombo” (Folding Screen Hallway)

Whoa, take a look at this kick ass hallway. Folding doors are located within the walls that swivel open in different directions depending on the privacy needed. I also really like the way they handled the exposed brick and white columns.

Reforma de piso
Architect: Alfredo Sirvent
Photographer: Santos-Dรƒยญez

See it here.

[via materialicious]

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Recycled Windshield (Second Glass)

Sure, we’ve all seen some items made from windshields, but actually using the breaks and cracks of damaged windshields as a design element is something slightly new (to me, at least). I really wish they’d come up with better photography, but if you’ve any imagination you can see how this idea would be great as a shower door or, as shown above, as a wall divider or door.

Converting junk or damaged windshields into new glass products is a patent-pending process that we have perfected. While simple in concept it is a complex formula of art and science. We can add color to co-ordinate with other design elements. Second Glass can be framed, lighted, mounted, or hung just as in most glass applications creating attractive and easily maintained walls, dividers, fronts, partitions, and lighting.

Price available upon request. Buy it here.

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Steel Window/Door Resources

The ever resourceful Julie from Remodelista did a great post about steel door and window fabricators. If you’re in the market, I highly suggest checking it out.

Photos shown above:
top two from Bliss Nor-Am (located Syracuse N.Y.)
bottom two from Crittall Windows (UK)

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Sliding Glass Doors

I’m imagining these glass doors would work well for closet doors, or if it’s a really modern space, they would even work for dividing a kitchen and dining space or for creating a bedroom in loft spaces.

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More information:

View Sliding Glass Doors here

Closet doors

These closet doors are actually not too bad. You rarely expect anything from the major hardware stores to be something that you mind find in a home decor magazine, so when you find something that’s simply designed with no silly flourishes, it’s a pleasant surprise. These may be a good replacement for your builder-grade mirrored sliding doors.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Pivoting Doors

Admittedly, I’m rather new to the concept of pivoting doors because until recently, I lived in a place where the sole purpose of doors was to keep the outside out. But, now that I’m in Southern California, and the weather is almost perfect year round, you start to think of ways to bring the outside in. Pivoting doors are a great way to ‘move’ an entire wall.

I found some great resources for the pivoting hinges and the hinges themselves don’t look too expensive considering they do quite a lot. ePivots and Rixson both sell the pivot hinges and are a good place to start.

(room shot via Canadian Architects.)

Barn Door Hardware

Sometimes a huge fantastic door can really make a statement on the right wall, as well as allow for creating a large ‘movable wall’ in tight spaces. For instance, this wall conceals a full bathtub where there’s not enough walking space for a walk in bathroom.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500
Availability: Buy Barn Door Hardware here

Modern Garage Doors

BP Glass Garage Doors has a wide selection of glass options for modern garage doors that is worth checking out if you’re looking to remodel your garage.

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More information:

View Modern Garage Doors here

IChime programmable doorbell

Here’s a doorbell which can be programmed to record custom sounds by loading it with mp3’s.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.95
Availability: Buy IChime programmable doorbell here

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Modernus Custom Doors

Modernus offers custom design for doors which are made in Italy and can be made from aluminum, glass and wood. They’ll give you a free estimate on your whole project on their website.

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Flush-to-the-wall doors

If you’re wanting to create a very curated look, you can have doors which are completely flush-to-the-wall with no visible hinges using concealed “soss” hinges. As one example, you could wallpaper an entire wall with the door included.

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I’ve been looking for quite a while now for a sliding interior door and it’s been pretty hard to find something that fits the space, so I’ve bridged out into getting some quotes for the custom arena. So far it seems the opening is too large to have anything custom made and still be within my budget, so I’m going to have to keep looking or save up some more moolah. But, for those of you that have standard sized openings (lucky you), Raydoor has the right sort of modern look. Might be worth checking out.

Raydoor has continually focused on creating beautiful panels that permit light to travel through your space while at the same time dampening sound transmission…The success of Raydoor can be attributed to the pioneering features of the product such as our telescoping sliding wall that has no floor tracks, the simplicity of installation and our ability to address your budget with various price points.

[posted by katie]

More information:

View RAYDOOR Systems here

Outdoor/Indoor Cherry Twig Stickers

These stickers remind me of the Tattoo House that I posted a while back. It seems like this would be a smart way to get a little bit of that look without spending a whole lot.

“Stickers can be adhered to any glass or plexi surface, outdoors or in.
Easy to follow instructions are included.Once adhered, glass can be
washed normally. Minimum outdoor resistance, 3years. Frosted stickers allow 70% of light to pass through while maintaing maximum opacity, even at close range.
Use several sheets to create patterns and greater privacy.”

Standard size sheets are 20 x 40cm(11x17inches) and include all the elements indicated. Custom sizes are available by request.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $22
Availability: Buy Outdoor/Indoor Cherry Twig Stickers here

Neoporte Doors

Neoporte is the industry standard for great modern doors.

Not only are they amazing to look at, but they’re also green.

“All Neoporte doors are made from 100% stainless steel, a durable, recyclable
material that lasts a lifetime without the need for toxic refinishing.”

More information:

View Neoporte Doors here