This Simpson door has true divided light so you are seeing 6 sets of thermal pane glass. My client selected walnut to match the cabinets in her kitchen. Since the existing white casing didn't look correct framing the new door, we created new trim that complimented the installation. My goal is for every job to look like it could have been the original door. This one certainty has that feel. ... See MoreSee Less

This Simpson door has true divided light so you are seeing 6 sets of thermal pane glass. My client selected walnut to match the cabinets in her kitchen. Since the existing white casing didnt look correct framing the new door, we created new trim that complimented the installation. My goal is for every job to look like it could have been the original door. This one certainty has that feel.

2 months ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

Fiberglass doors come primed in tan and this door needed an orange cast to it's base. School bus yellow was the answer. After applying a coat of white oak stain I also added muted woodgrain to match the existing woodwork. I applied a final coat of stain to achieve the tone of brown necessary to pull off the deception. The close up photo is interior of the existing door. ... See MoreSee Less

Fiberglass doors come primed in tan and this door needed an orange cast to its base. School bus yellow was the answer. After applying a coat of white oak stain I also added muted woodgrain to match the existing woodwork. I applied a final coat of stain to achieve the tone of brown necessary  to pull off the deception. The close up photo is interior of the existing door.

 

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Nice job! Interior of door looks like gum wood.

I love it when a customer selects a unique color. This is a shade that welcomes you to the home and invites you inside. By the time you ring the doorbell you have a warm feeling washing over you. ... See MoreSee Less

I love it when a customer selects a unique color. This is a shade that welcomes you to the home and invites you inside. By the time you ring the doorbell you have a warm feeling washing over you.

 

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good job Jim Cunningham

HOME INSIDER
This designer makes furniture that you can put away. 🛋
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7 months ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

Sometimes the best option is to just replace the door. After spending the winter with a blanket stuffed into the leaky crevices, this Saylorville couple decided enough is enough. Their door and lock selection not only looks good, but it functions great and keeps out the weather. Now when company comes to visit they can easily invite them into their home. ... See MoreSee Less

Sometimes the best option is to just replace the door. After spending the winter with a blanket stuffed into the leaky crevices, this Saylorville couple decided enough is enough. Their door and lock selection not only looks good, but it functions great and keeps out the weather. Now when company comes to visit they can easily invite them into their home.

We installed this door during the coldest part of January. We enclosed the front stoop with 2-inch foam insulation. A couple of 500 watt halogen lights provided warmth and illumination. Caulk & paint were able to dry thoroughly so there was no need to come back in warmer weather to finish up the job. The working space was tight but being able to extend the installation season was worth it. ... See MoreSee Less

We installed this door during the coldest part of January. We enclosed the front stoop with 2-inch foam insulation. A couple of 500 watt halogen lights provided warmth and illumination. Caulk & paint were able to dry thoroughly so there was no need to come back in warmer weather to finish up the job. The working space was tight but being able to extend the installation season was worth it.

 

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Love my new door! Thanks Jim for the good work in the cold weather!

Nice!

WHERE IN DES MOINES IS JIMBO? #9 ... See MoreSee Less

WHERE IN DES MOINES IS JIMBO? #9

 

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Beaverdale, at Goodson’s!

Somewhere with food and spirits.

8 months ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

I had the satisfaction of transforming the main floor of this Urbandale home into a new living space. The change was dramatic. It was fun to see the homeowners smiles as they came home to see the evolution of their vision. ... See MoreSee Less

I had the satisfaction of transforming the main floor of this Urbandale home into a new living space. The change was dramatic. It was fun to see the homeowners smiles as they came home to see the evolution of their vision.

 

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Doors of Distinction is an excellent choice for anyone looking to upgrade doors and trim in their home. Jim and his team get 👍🏻👍🏻 from Elyse and I. Thank you!

Looks great, Brimeyers! And nice choice on contractors!

8 months ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

My customer selected this oak Craftsman style door to replace the 1960's era behemoth a former homeowner saw fit to hang in this opening. The beveled, true divided light glass is in keeping with the homes architecture. The lockset adds to the illusion that this could be the original door. ... See MoreSee Less

My customer selected this oak Craftsman style door to replace the 1960s era behemoth a former homeowner saw fit to hang in this opening. The beveled, true divided light glass is in keeping with the homes architecture. The lockset adds to the illusion that this could be the original door.

 

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I like how you trimmed that out.

Looks fantastic!

Add a little warmth to a cold winter day ... See MoreSee Less

Add a little warmth to a cold winter day

 

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Love it Jim

Beautiful workmanship, JB. I’m not surprised.

THIS OLDE HOUSE...... Desperately needed help. Although the door that was on it was old, it was not original and sagged severely. Couple that with a malfunctioning lock and that left the homeowners with a long walk to the back door. The in-home office is located in the foyer. Now it's quiet, warm and a more pleasant work space. ... See MoreSee Less

THIS OLDE HOUSE...... Desperately needed help. Although the door that was on it was old, it was not original and sagged severely. Couple that with a malfunctioning lock and that left the homeowners with a long walk to the back door. The in-home office is located in the foyer. Now its quiet, warm and a more pleasant work space.

12 months ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

I was surprised when I pulled up to this address and found myself at a familiar residence. Some friends of mine lived here 15 years ago. It was definitely time to replace this storm door! ... See MoreSee Less

I was surprised when I pulled up to this address and found myself at a familiar residence. Some friends of mine lived here 15 years ago. It was definitely time to replace this storm door!

 

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I’m going to take a wild guess and say that’s in Beaverdale... Nice work!

Beautiful

1 years ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

This homeowner wanted to avoid the possibility of disturbing the EFIS / Stucco on their home. The original transom and sidelights were left intact. We installed this textured fiberglass door from the Therma-Tru Rustic Collection within the existing system. The new door was cut shorter and it's frame planed down so it would slip into the confines of the available space. It was a snug fit. ... See MoreSee Less

This homeowner wanted to avoid the possibility of disturbing the EFIS / Stucco on their home. The original transom and sidelights were left intact. We installed this textured fiberglass door from the Therma-Tru Rustic Collection within the existing system. The new door was cut shorter and its frame planed down so it would slip into the confines of the available space. It was a snug fit.

1 years ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

This is the Carriage House Museum in Story City. To stay in keeping with the building methods of the period, these 8' doors are face frame mounted. During business hours the exterior doors are open to welcome guests. The rest of the time they are kept closed to eliminate damaging UV rays. This was a fun project as it was out of the ordinary and the setting is unique. ... See MoreSee Less

This is the Carriage House Museum in Story City. To stay in keeping with the building methods of the period, these 8 doors are face frame mounted. During business hours the exterior doors are open to welcome guests. The rest of the time they are kept closed to eliminate damaging UV rays. This was a fun project as it was out of the ordinary and the setting is unique.

This textured fiberglass door has muted highlights in the stain to resemble the existing walnut woodwork. Since we routinely reuse the interior trim it's important to make the new door system blend with the surroundings. ... See MoreSee Less

This textured fiberglass door has muted highlights in the stain to resemble the existing walnut woodwork. Since we routinely reuse the interior trim its important to make the new door system blend with the surroundings.

This foam insulated door replaced the original hollow core door installed on this home in 67'. The interior has on oak textured woodgrain stained to resemble the existing woodwork. The initial plan was to reinstall the original 3/4 glass wood storm door but when it was removed we discovered excessive rot and had to scrap that idea. ... See MoreSee Less

This foam insulated door replaced the original hollow core door installed on this home in 67. The interior has on oak textured woodgrain stained to resemble the existing woodwork. The initial plan was to reinstall the original 3/4 glass wood storm door but when it was removed we discovered excessive rot and had to scrap that idea.

 

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Never know what your going to run into when you open stuff up.

All fixed

It's like watching Home and Garden Network. WAH-LAH...Done likkity split.

1 years ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

This Craftsman style door works well on this Beaverdale brick. The red hue is riveting and draws your attention to the entrance. My clients were thrilled with the outcome and readily agreed to pose for a photo. ... See MoreSee Less

This Craftsman style door works well on this Beaverdale brick. The red hue is riveting and draws your attention to the entrance. My clients were thrilled with the outcome and readily agreed to pose for a photo.

 

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That is one beautiful door!

1 years ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

Stained a couple of fiberglass doors in the shop today. The Craftsman style door has a fir woodgrain while the door with the arched light looks like oak. ... See MoreSee Less

Stained a couple of fiberglass doors in the shop today. The Craftsman style door has a fir woodgrain while the door with the arched light looks like oak.

 

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Nice, you have a spray booth in your shop?

Nice

1 years ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

This walnut and ebony door beckons your guests to come inside. There is no need to stain these hardwoods when a clear coat let's their true beauty show through. No entry is complete without a lockset that enhances the design of the door. ... See MoreSee Less

This walnut and ebony door beckons your guests to come inside. There is no need to stain these hardwoods when a clear coat lets their true beauty show through. No entry is complete without a lockset that enhances the design of the door.

 

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Gorgeous!!! Way to go HHS alums!

1 years ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

I spotted these knobs on some cabinets in a customer's kitchen. They are so noteworthy I wanted to share them. What a cute idea! ... See MoreSee Less

I spotted these knobs on some cabinets in a customers kitchen. They are so noteworthy I wanted to share them. What a cute idea!

1 years ago

Doors of Distinction LLC

The shot on the left depicts a double door we installed last year. This year the customer wanted storm doors with matching finish. Before the doors were built the various components were taken to our paint shop and sprayed with automotive paint. The doors were then built, installed, then taken back to the paint shop for a final top coat to insure a uniform finish. A lot of time was spent transporting these doors here and there but the final product speaks for itself. ... See MoreSee Less

The shot on the left depicts a double door we installed last year. This year the customer wanted storm doors with matching finish. Before the doors were built the various components were taken to our paint shop and sprayed with automotive paint. The doors were then built, installed, then taken back to the paint shop for a final top coat to insure a uniform finish. A lot of time was spent transporting these doors here and there but the final product speaks for itself.

 

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Not the best lighting or photography on this one. The color on the doors is actually spot on.

This double door was installed last year to provide light and privacy. This year they want me to install a double storm door to add light and a view onto the driveway so they can see their guests arriving. Keep yours eyes open for the big reveal after the installation. ... See MoreSee Less

This double door was installed last year to provide light and privacy.  This year they want me to install a double storm door to add light and a view onto the driveway so they can see their guests arriving.  Keep yours eyes open for the big reveal after the installation.

 

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Love that hue of red!

This door and sidelight has miniblinds between the glass. It's easy to keep clean and does not slap when you swing the door. When company is coming you can level the blind or even raise it to welcome your guests. Or you can tilt the blind to offer privacy and block the sun. ... See MoreSee Less

This door and sidelight has miniblinds between the glass. Its easy to keep clean and does not slap when you swing the door. When company is coming you can level the blind or even raise it to welcome your guests. Or you can tilt the blind to offer privacy and block the sun.

WHERE IN DES MOINES IS JIMBO? Round 3

Am I going to stump anybody with this one?
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WHERE IN DES MOINES IS JIMBO? Round 3

Am I going to stump anybody with this one?

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By the Fairgrounds

you are here---> 41°35'31.76"N 93°36'7.14"W

Bingo!

The owners of this Johnston home wanted to bring their entrance way to life. The art-glass panel added a lot of character to an otherwise featureless door. ... See MoreSee Less

The owners of this Johnston home wanted to bring their entrance way to life. The art-glass panel added a lot of character to an otherwise featureless door.
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