Tuesday, 15 May 2012

What is the Best Feng Shui Front Door Color?

By Rodika Tchi, About.com Guide

feng shui front door colors 

Question: What is the Best Feng Shui Front Door Color?
There are so many (seemingly) contradictions in Feng Shui that I am more confused than ever. My house is “seated” North and my front door is facing South. Some books say that the feng shui color of the front door should be “ruled” by the direction the house is seated and others say that the color of the front door should be ruled by the feng shui direction the front door is facing.
So, I have a choice of blues and blacks for the seating direction. And reds, purples and orange colors (even green one feng shui website said) for the facing direction. Could you please explain or help me make my decision?  
 Answer: Very good question. Let me help clarify your confusion with the feng shui direction of your house and with the right feng shui colors for your front door.

The feng shui information you quoted seems contradictory, because it uses different ways to define the feng shui of your front door. Some feng shui consultants define the house by its facing direction, others by its seating direction. Both ways are acceptable; the most common feng shui way being defined by the facing direction, or the compass reading from your front door.

No matter which feng shui way is being used, though, your front door is still facing the same direction, isn't it?

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

How to Install a Prehung Door

A door is a precision instrument. It should consistently snap into its latch, clear its jamb, and swing effortlessly on its hinges. The fine tolerances needed to achieve this kind of performance help explain why hanging a door is considered a true measure of carpentry skill.

"I started out using little more than a hammer, a chisel, and a screwdriver," says This Old House general contractor Tom Silva. In those days, he'd assemble the jamb, hand-cut the hinge mortises, and hang the door separately. "It took a good long time and lots of patience," he says. A prehung door does simplify and speed up installation, but the term "prehung" is really a misnomer. These doors and jambs must still be carefully adjusted to account for shortcomings in the wall frame. "It requires accuracy to put in one of these," Tom says. "If it's not installed right, it won't hang well."