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Stylish + Practical Pocket Doors

A clever space-saving feature in many homes in Britain and the US during the mid-19th Century, the pocket door is once again in demand. In contemporary homes, pocket doors are a popular application for kitchen pantries, laundry facilities, and powder rooms—those spaces notoriously in need of space-saving innovations. But, they are also being used as statement features. Read more

A Smart Alternative to Tariffs

Tariffs imposed on Chinese imports—from handbags to circuit boards to wooden doors—recently increased from 10% to 25%, but because Sun Mountain’s doors are manufactured in the US, foreign import tariffs have not impacted the cost of its products. Read more

Wormy Maple: A Beautiful, Unique + Economical Choice for Doors

Selecting a wood species for your doors is an important step in the process of creating the perfect complement for your home. There are a number of elements to consider: the door’s design; whether you want a natural, stained, or painted finish; and, of course, the cost. One of 19 wood species offered by Sun Mountain, Wormy Maple may be the perfect choice. Read more

Add Light with an Interior Transom

Exterior door transoms and sidelites are often used to enhance the impact of a home’s entryway. But transoms are also an interesting option for interior doors, adding to the overall height and stature of the doorway, creating architectural interest, and adding light into interior rooms. Read more

Louver Doors: Style + Practicality

Louver doors have long been a practical choice for laundry and mechanical rooms, closets, and other spaces in the home that require airflow or ventilation, yet controlled light, privacy, or security. But louver doors may also be used in other areas of the home to achieve a certain look, from casual beach chic to traditional plantation style. Read more

Customize Your Door with Crossbucks

What was once a structural element—a diagonal brace over the panels of a door—crossbucks are now a popular design choice. From rustic-chic mountain getaways to minimalist urban spaces to grand country estates, doors with crossbucks are an appealing choice for many home styles. Read more

Have You Considered Wood Plank Doors?

Plank doors may be similar in design to panel doors, but with panels made of large vertical slats—vertical boards placed side-by-side filling the width of the panel space. Planks are an effective detail that creates interest and impact. Read more

Top Five Door Trends: 2019

It’s been another great year for custom wood products in the home, especially doors. And, as 2018 comes to a close, we have gathered some insights into what is trending for the coming year. Here are five door trends we believe will dominate 2019! Read more

20th Anniversary

Sun Mountain was founded in January 1998 as a distributor, pre-hanger, and pre-finisher of wood doors and mouldings, servicing luxury homes in Colorado. The company celebrated its 20th Anniversary in business with a celebration for employees, customers, and suppliers held August 17 at its corporate headquarters/factory. Read more