Top Trends

7 Steps to an organised hallway

The hallway is the first space you see when you walk through the front door in many homes. Because of this, the room is often used to store those things we need when we leave the house from coats and shoes to bags and umbrell...

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Internal Doors Buying Guide

When it comes to buying internal doors for your home, it’s essential to choose the right doors for you. Find out why here. 

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Should you replace white internal doors with oak?

The challenge of replacing your internal doors is something which should not be taken lightly. Not only will there be a large expense, but you can significantly change the look and style of your home, whilst also taking advantage...

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How to clean your door handles

When you’ve invested in the right door handles for your interior doors, you want them to last and not have to be replaced regularly.

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What do house hunters want

Interior trends from decorating styles to home décor change throughout the seasons but what we want our homes to look like has also seen a change. Our

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Instagrammable External Doors

Coloured front doors are one of our favourite current trends. Not only have they been brightening up our homes, but they’ve been brightening up our Instagram feeds too, where a wave of influencers across design, fashion...

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Interior design colour trends for 2019

As we head into Spring and many homeowners are dedicating weekends to DIY and home improvements, some interior design colour trends for 2019 are emerging. 2018 was all about deeper shades such as greys and charcoals and...

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What do house hunters want in 2019

Interior trends from decorating styles to home décor change throughout the seasons but what we want our homes to look like has also seen a change. Our guide explores what house hunters are looking for in the 2019 housing...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of adding value to your home

When it comes to improving your home, there are lots of things you can do, but knowing whether or not the home improvement you are planning is going to add value to your home can be tricky.

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5 ways to make a small kitchen look bigger

If your kitchen is on the smaller side, that are a few tricks you can use to make a small kitchen look bigger. Read on to find out our top tips for making the most of your space.

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Interior trends for 2019

2019 is upon us and now the design trends for this year are slowly becoming apparent. Below, the team at XL Joinery has put together some of the top trends to look out for which could improve your home in 2019.

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3 home improvements you can make before Christmas

With many of us spending time with family and friends over Christmas, we all want our homes looking their best. In the busy festive period it’s not always possible to get those last-minute jobs done, so we’ve...

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7 small bathroom design ideas

Looking for small bathroom design ideas? Small bathrooms can be practical and efficient, require less cleaning and maintenance than larger rooms and still look just as stylish. Read on for our top design tips when it comes...

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Interior design trends to avoid

Home décor is something that can never really be complete. Even with an interior designer adding those finishing touches for you, or a living room full of personality from family photographs, heirlooms and sentimental...

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7 living room interior design tips

You spend a lot of time in your living room so it’s worth investing in, not only to make the space more aesthetically pleasing but to ensure the design is comfortable and practical for your lifestyle.

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What the colour of a door says about you

It is a well-known fact that first impressions count when it comes to meeting new people. According to research carried out by Dulux Weathershield, the same can be said with front doors, with people judging the inhabitants...

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5 living room design trends 2018

As we head into summer, more living room interior design trends are emerging for 2018. We’ve complied a list of the top five design ideas to watch out for if you want to revamp your living space and stay ahead of the...

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5 interior door makeover ideas

Are your boring internal doors letting down the look of your property? Or maybe it’s just time for a change.

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Designer tricks for the perfect colour palette

Deciding to redecorate your house can be an exciting time and a great opportunity to create a new look.

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Most popular door colours for 2018

Whilst many people opt for traditional, muted coloured front doors, others are increasingly painting their doors in bolder, more eye-catching shades. At the beginning of the year Pantone released their top ten door colours...

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Watch out for these trends hitting homes in the UK

With 2018 now well under way, some clear interior designs have emerged. If you are thinking of redecorating your home with new furniture, doors, walls or other furnishings, here are some of this year’s top trends to...

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Top trends in homes in 2018

With spring finally here, now is the time that people traditionally give their homes a spring clean, declutter and refresh their interior spaces.

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How to add value to your home

Whether you are thinking of moving house in the immediate future, or just want to add value to your home in the long term, there are plenty of things you can do to add value to your property.

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Why choose timber windows and doors?

Timber windows and doors are becoming increasingly popular with our customers across the country.

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Décor trends for 2018

2018 is in full swing and the interior trends that are big this year are now coming to the fore. Below, we feature some of the things that homeowners are going crazy for this year.

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10 top interior design trends this Autumn

Autumn, with its falling, russet leaves, and cosy fireside evenings, heralds new interior design trends for this exciting new season.

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Trending: The Country Kitchen

The design experts here at XL Joinery know exactly what to look out for when designing the perfect country kitchen, and have shared just a few of their top tips. 

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Help, Advice & Blog

Don’t forget the finishing touches

The right finishing touches on doors can be the difference between a good door and a great door, both visually and practically.

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Why choose an internal doorset

A doorset is a door that comes pre-hung in a frame and ready to be installed. They come with everything you need to fit a new internal door quickly and are an ideal choice for new housing developments or self-build projects.

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Guide to bespoke doors

Bespoke doors or made to measure doors are not uncommon, but you might be confused about your options or not sure where to look for custom made doors. Our guide to bespoke doors will help you with your choice.

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Carbon Neutral Calling

We have recently achieved Carbon Neutral accreditation, through partnership with the Carbon Trust and Carbon Footprint organisations, and the whole team couldn’t be prouder.

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Suffolk - The Imitation Game

The Suffolk door really is a design classic. A timeless six-panel style, equally at home in a traditional cottage kitchen or a modern minimalist penthouse.

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Etched glass for doors

Decorative glass is a popular choice in interior design as people look for glazed options to keep their homes light, modern and stylish. Etched glass offers a decorative take on standard clear glazing in your doors. 

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How to choose internal doors

Planning a self-build project is stressful with so much to consider before you even begin. But don’t assume that you can leave your choice of internal doors to the last minute.

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Is oak right for your room?

Doors are one of the most significant design decisions we make for a room. They can create bright contemporary contrast, subtly set off traditional styling, or act as a central marker to anchor diverse and fun furnishings.

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Why choose white interior doors

While internal door trends change and many people have embraced contemporary coloured options or stained finishes, the popularity of clean, modern white doors is still seen across many homes.

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A guide to choosing bespoke internal doors

A bespoke internal door can come to the rescue for various situations, particularly if you have odd sized door openings that make sourcing a replacement door difficult. Our guide to choosing bespoke internal doors will help...

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Paint colours for your exterior doors- how do you choose?

Your front door can provide a beautiful and welcoming entrance to your home, or it can turn people off and make them not want to enter your property at all.

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How do you measure the size of your internal door?

At XL Joinery, we have been providing help to prospective customers for many years, and our latest ‘how to guide’ is focussed on how to measure the size of your internal door.

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What’s the difference between pre-finished and unfinished doors?

If you’re in the market for new interior doors, you’ve probably come across the phrase ‘pre-finished.’ While it may seem obvious what this refers to, it’s important to have all the facts and...

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How to install interior doors

With many different types of interior doors available, it can be difficult to know where to start when picking new ones for your home. When customers approach us for advice about which design to choose, we always recommend...

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7 signs your home needs a declutter

Is the clutter in your home taking over your interior design vision? Here are seven signs that might indicate it’s time for a declutter.

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What does your front door colour say about you?

Your front door can say a lot about you and your personality according to research conducted by Dulux Weathershield. The study found that on average people in the UK make a judgement about the inhabitants of a house in fewer...

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How to improve your home security

According to police.uk, homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to become a target for burglars than those who take simple security precautions.

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Does your home need fire doors?

When renovating your property, it’s not always clear if you need fire doors or not when you come to replace internal doors or fit new ones. In some circumstances, home renovators may find fire doors are compulsory but...

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Common myths about fire doors

Fire doors are designed to slow down a fire should one occur in your property, buying time to escape from a blaze. But what are the facts surrounding fire doors and what is just a myth?

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Why choose internal oak doors for your doors

Internal oak doors are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners seeking to improve the appearance of their interiors.

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What is the difference between these doors?

With many different types of door available it can be difficult to know which material to choose. There are a wide range of options available including wood and veneer. Here

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Internal door trends in 2018

With 2018 now well under way, there are several internal door trends starting to emerge. These include: the use of natural materials, the adoption of pocket doors and an increase in the number of people enquiring about bespoke...

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A guide to buying internal doors

Internal doors can help transform the look of any room in your house. As well as acting as a sound barrier between different spaces within the home, they can also help rooms retain heat as well as add value to them.

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The benefits of glazed internal doors

Over the past few years we have seen a big increase in the number of people choosing to install glazed internal doors in their home.

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How to add more natural light into your home

Natural light is incredibly important in our homes. Not only can it help make spaces look brighter and airier, it can improve mood as well as contribute towards increased productivity and help boost Vitamin D intake.

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Top ways to keep your home warm

Although it is mid-April, spring days can seem few and far between at the moment. If you are feeling cold and are looking for ways to keep your home warm, here are some of our top tips for keeping heat in your home.

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Why choose oak doors?

Natural wood doors by XL Joinery will enhance your home and complement any style of décor, whether traditional or contemporary. A new oak door will keep its good looks for many years, but why choose an oak door, when...

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Coloured doors growing in popularity

More and more people are turning away from the light natural colour of wood or white primed with their doors and going for a wide range of coloured options, to add individuality and personality to their homes.

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Doors We Love

Earlier this month, we ran a door pairs we love feature in the run up to Valentines Day on our Social Media accounts.

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20 years of service

It is with great pleasure that the XL Joinery team met recently to celebrate the outstanding service record of our own David Briggs. His exemplary 20-year service record was marked by the presentation of the gift of a watch,...

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How to choose the right Internal Door Accessories

Here at XL Joinery, as a UK leading supplier of wooden doors and associated products, we are proud of our high-quality products and our keen eye for detail. . Our experts have therefore come up with a quick guide to help...

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Is your front door giving your home kerb appeal?

As the old proverb goes, first impressions are incredibly important, and the first impression to your house is your front door. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to ensure that your door is kept in good condition, to welcome...

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Why are French Doors called French Doors

Whilst these days both contemporary as well as traditional designs are available, the origins of the French door can be traced back to many centuries ago.

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How to make an Entrance

If you think your front door is all about its functionality then think again. A stunning Oak Front Doors can increase your kerb appeal and add your own unique style to your home.

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Use your Imagination to create something unique with a Door Pair Makers

If you have a double door room divider in your home, why not create something really special by combining two very contemporary doors together to reflect your own unique taste.

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How to measure a door frame correctly

Internal UK doors are generally made in several standard sizes to meet most domestic needs. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a frame to fit a standard sized door.

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Brighten up your home with the right doors

When it comes to brightening up your home, many will think of doing things like buying light reflecting paint, lining windows with light dressings and adding as many mirrors to the decor of a room as possible. However, there...

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Reviewing the Latest Trends in the UK Interior Door Market - Part 1

British door designs are particularly influenced by trends in architectural interior design and kitchens.

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Using Darker Timber Doors to Create the Wow Factor

Darker timbers such as Walnut and Wenge have long been associated with European markets where consumers tend to be more extrovert with regards to interior design.

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Why Fire Doors keep you safe!

Most of us have seen a fire door at some point in our lifetime though probably not noticed it - Learn more about Fire Doors.

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Get inspired with our Unique Door Designs for 2014

Every year our designers review the latest trends and give them a unique twist to bring you fresh ideas and inspiration.

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Create the Perfect Open Living Space by using a Glazed Rebated Door Pair

Everyone wants their home to stand out and look amazing whilst still maintaining its practicality; a rebated door pair can help to achieve just that.

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Three Steps to Replacing your Doors

When choosing the new doors for your home it is imperative that they are also the right doors for your home, which is not always that easy.

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How to measure a door correctly

Internal doors are usually made to fit several standard sizes. If you are simply replacing the doors in your home, then you can use the measurements of your existing doors to work out the sizes you require

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