June 24, 2021

Thoughtfully Designed Doors

I get to show you some incredibly detailed design elements. And share an example of how a good catch can make a world of difference.


You've gotten a peek at these interior doors in a previous episode, and now I want to zero in on one door that is almost done—just waiting for paint. The plaster is complete and the baseboard detail runs right across the bottom of the door. This shadow gap that runs along the wall and through the door almost makes the door invisible, but that wasn't the original design's goal. So, we needed the door to stand out while still being completely flush with the wall. We achieved this by running the same ½ inch gap up the door to create a single panel. (The gap is only about 1/8 inch deep to ensure we stayed within the MDF veneer face.) Thoughtful design with a big impact.        


Working with a team has many advantages—all those extra sets of eyes catching the little details that got overlooked. For example, our lead carpenter, Patrick, caught this one. We ordered beautiful exterior Marvin doors for the bedroom patio—not prepped for hardware—and the team got ready to install the Formani door handles. But Patrick took a step back and realized the height of the door handles on the exterior doors would not match the height of the interior doors (the exterior doors were about six inches off the floor). And the interior and exterior doors were only a few feet apart. Patrick sent our project manager and me a text and said: "Hey, do you think we should match it to the height of the interior doors?"

That was an awesome catch! Missing that little detail could have thrown off the room's visual cohesion and been a pain (and expense) to fix later.  

It's time to discover what NS Builders can intentionally craft for you! Contact us today to get started on your custom dream home. Together, we can make it happen.

—Nick Schiffer


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