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The Express Doors Direct Blog

Learn to get the most out of your doors, improve your home and have some fun along the way with the Express Doors Direct blog.

From internal doors and French doors to interior design and home maintenance, we offer homeowners a whole host of expertise and advice. We'll even cover the garden, patio and outdoors too! So if you have a question about your house, trouble with an internal door, have a property problem or need inspiration for a room, we're here to help!

Last updated on June 22nd, 2022 at 11:59 amA Comparison with the US and the World! We’ve gathered the data to find out what the UK’s current favourite front door colour is, and how this compares to the rest of the world. Spoiler alert – the UK’s choice of door colours doesn’t follow the global […]

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Drawing of a victorian house

If you’re renovating a period property, finding authentic design options can be intimidating. Some periods have subtle decorative differences that it’s easy to confuse, and one wrong decision can undermine hours of painstaking research when you’re looking for a truly cohesive finish. Finding the right doors for your vintage home is a key way to […]

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Sadly, our world isn’t as safe as it once was, and we need to do everything we can to keep our homes and our family safe. One way of accomplishing that is by installing a spy hole into your door. In this article, we’re going to explain what a spy hole is, how to take […]

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Doors are an essential aspect of a modern home. Every home has one, every person knows what they are. But for something so universal, there are a lot of technical terms used around them. Words like jamb, hinge or phrases like ‘prehung door’ can all make a simple decision like picking a new internal door […]

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front door colour personality

After a long, busy day at work, many of us can’t wait to see our home on the horizon, promising a place to unwind and nestle down for a night before our crazy schedule starts again the following day.  Have you ever noticed how your emotions shift when your home comes into view? Your exterior, […]

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choosing the best front door colour

Your front door can say a lot about you.  It can project a sense of vibrancy, cheer and friendly welcome. Or it can create a sense of class and sophistication. It can lend your home a certain mystique and an air of intrigue. Your front door says “welcome” to visitors and residents alike. But while […]

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When you’re redecorating your bathroom, the focus tends to be on the bathroom suite. Can you squeeze in a claw-foot victorian tub? Would a rainfall shower be a revolutionary investment? Then there is tiles, towels and storage to consider. The extensive needs for the room versus the often limited space. It’s no surprise that bathroom […]

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smart door lock and phone

Smart door locks are growing in popularity as households find innovative ways to get more connected and improve their comfort, security and convenience. But can we trust this new technology when compared to the tried and true? In 76% of burglaries, criminals gain access through a door. So your choice of door lock can have […]

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Over the last few years, Christmas wreaths have seen a big resurgence in popularity. Though they retain a definite Dickensian air, this only adds to their charm and they are a much-loved tradition. Perhaps because they offer such a range of designs that they can easily be tailored to suit any home. Perhaps it’s just […]

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It’s that time of year again where it is getting dark earlier and the temperature is dropping. With earlier nights comes greater opportunities for intruders to break into your home so it is important it is as secure as can be. Your front door is the first line of defence against break-ins. It serves as […]

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