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The Top 5 Door Trends of 2020

It’s been a busy year for the custom wood door business! And a number of interesting trends have emerged over the last twelve months. What trends do we think will stick throughout 2020? Read more

Prime Time! Custom Doors Primed and Ready for Paint

Painted exterior doors have been a statement design choice for decades, but painted interior doors are growing in popularity—perhaps a more interesting way to add color to a room than the once trendy “accent wall.” Did you know that Sun Mountain can prime coat wood doors, preparing them for on-site painting? Read more

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