How to change an existing door

Replacing an old, worn-out door with a new one doesn’t require the skills of a seasoned carpenter. However, changing an existing door can make a world of difference to the look and feel of your home. The right tools and a few carpentry tips – paired with our range of internal and external doors – can […]

Are your doors winter proof?

Newington Entrance Door

Does your home feel like the inside of a freezer, despite your efforts to keep the place warm? Forget over-using your heaters or indoor fireplaces, the culprit may well be your external doors. As we traverse another winter, it’s worth taking the time to check your doors for drafts, given poorly sealed doors can account […]

Tips when measuring your doorway

Measuring a door frame

A gorgeous new door begins with precise measurement of your door opening. You definitely wouldn’t want to take the time to pick a beautiful new door only to have it not fit perfectly – especially with Hume’s customisation options! Why is an accurate measurement important? Did you know that the height & width can vary […]

Pick the right door to make your pantry functional AND stylish

A pantry is an essential component of any kitchen. Like the fridge and kitchen sink, it is an element we’ve come to expect. In many cases pantry doors tend to match the rest of the kitchen cupboard doors, but what if we looked at the pantry from a design point of view? What if we […]

How to inspect doors for air and water leaks

Air and water leaks in the home or office can sometimes be frustrating. Air leakage alone can contribute to significant loss of coolness where air conditioners are turned on during hot days. It also accounts for 15-25 per cent of heat loss in buildings and houses throughout those cooler months. Did you know that 40 […]

Storing your doors onsite: the right way

We all know how important it is to take care of our doors with regular cleaning, checking and lubrication, as well as ensuring they are protected from harsh weather. But what is often overlooked is the storage of your new doors before they’re installed. A worksite can be busy, sometimes even chaotic. There are tradespeople […]

A pop of colour is all it takes to make a statement – but beware of LRV!

We’re big believers in the potential colours have when it comes to completely transforming your doors. We’ve talked about colour in regards to curb appeal, we’ve seen it in our customer case studies and we even watched House Rules contestants Jess and Jared tackle a bold red front door. A simple pop of colour can […]

How to create the perfect indoor/outdoor space

Aussies love Summer and soaking up those rays in the warmer months. While we’ve suggested products that let sunlight into your home, you also have the option of literally bringing the outdoors in by blending your inside and outside spaces. Veranda areas and indoor/outdoor rooms can make a great addition to your home.  They’re the perfect […]

How to achieve a Hume Doors seal of approval

One of the most important things to remember about your new doors is that they need to be sealed prior to painting – no matter if they are interior or exterior products.   We try to stress this to all Hume customers but sadly we see far too many DIYers miss this crucial step. Sometimes people forget to seal their […]

Our guide to installing the Smartrobe system

Are you looking for the perfect finishing touch for a bedroom makeover? Hume Doors & Timber’s Smartrobe sliding door system is a quick and easy DIY project to wrap up your renovation. One of the best features of the Smartrobe system is that it is compatible with any of our internal doors meaning whatever your […]