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Transom Windows

This apartment in Copenhagen is beautiful. From the light wood floors, to the white walls, to the simple furniture selections…I’m smitten.

I absolutely love the transom window above the door. If you have the ceiling height, it could be a good way to add extra light into a dark room or just make a plain door more interesting.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Transom Windows here

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Keyless Lock

I like the idea of keyless locks, but often they look too space-age or just plain bizarre. This one is nice because it has a sliding panel to reveal the keypad and the handle itself is not too over designed.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Availability: Buy Keyless Lock here

Anderson Windows

When faced with old windows that have broken glass and mechanisms, or that are painted shut, or worse make it difficult to keep your home temperature regulated, it may be time to upgrade. Anderson makes windows that can be easily integrated into a modern remodel, and comes in three different product lines (400 series, 200 series and architectural) to meet your design and price point needs.

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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.

Sly Slim

I live in an older home with great bones, but it is in need of some serious updates. I love these simple modern doorknobs. Updating to these would really update the feel for minimal investment.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Sly Slim here

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.

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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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Door Levers

There was a time in the 90’s when everything “modern” was stainless. Now it can be a design cliché if you’re not careful, but a stainless door pull is a good bet in a modern home without looking over the top.

Purchase Information:

Price: $121.50
Availability: Buy Door Levers here

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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If you’re looking to do a remodel or new construction in which you plan on having some large opening windows, local building codes as well as common sense will likely dictate that you have a balustrade so your child/pet/parent doesn’t fall out.

These are architectural, nice to look at, and available for purchase.

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More information:

View Balustrades here

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.

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More information:

View RAYDOOR Systems here

HouseArt and Signo House Numers and Letters

Here are a couple of different options for house numbers; switching out your old ones might be an easy way to spruce up your front door or gate area…

Signo House Numbers and Letters by Blomus (left): $25.50, Buy it here.

“The Signo House Numbers and Letters are typical of the clean, modern look of Blomus products. Blomus features designs inspired by première European designers, and crafted by German craftsmen.”
Letters: Height 3.5 to 5.9 in.
Numbers: Height 5.9 in.

HouseArt House Numbers (right): $24.00 – $46.00,
Buy it here.
“The HouseArt House Numbers add elegant style to the entry way and are designed to complement the HouseArt mailboxes and doorbell buttons. The House Numbers were designed by Ginger Finley and feature solid stainless steel. “
Finish: Brushed Stainless Steel, Dark Bronze, Rust (shown), Satin Black, or Satin Silver.
5 in. or 8 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00-$46.00
Availability: Buy HouseArt and Signo House Numers and Letters here

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