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How To Change A Door Lock

There’s a lot to get done after you move into a new home. Between all of the unpacking, setting up your bills, and redirecting your post, you may completely forget about changing your locks. But changing the locks (also known as rekeying the locks) is an essential step to getting settled in. It allows you to take back control over who else has a key to your inner sanctum and keeps your family and belongings safe. A professional locksmith can cost a pretty penny so learning how to change your... Read More

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How To Become An Interior Designer

Interior design has a lengthy history, it helps our otherwise empty houses feel like home and it can be a great creative outlet for expressing your personality. Long gone are the days where interior design was a mere necessity that prioritised function over form. As the trends have evolved, especially in the last 50 years, many interior design choices include details that look as good as they are useful and interior designers have become celebrities in their field. But how does one become an interior designer anyway? And how do... Read More


How To Chalk Paint Furniture

Looking to give your furniture a whole new look? Chalk paint is the way to go. This type of paint can help spruce up your walls, ceilings, kitchen cabinets, internal unfinished doors and more and is suitable to use on a wide variety of surfaces including wood, metal, plastic and even brick. Chalk painting is hugely popular right now – especially amongst beginners as it’s practically foolproof. No sanding or priming is necessary, instead, you can head straight to the fun part of painting and transform your home in no... Read More


How to Get a Broken Key Out of a Lock

Did you know that over time your keys can weaken? Just like with anything it can suffer from wear and tear with the metal softening. And, this means, it’s susceptible to breaking. When you put your key in a lock and hear a stomach-turning crack, it’s safe to say your key has snapped off inside. You can pretty much guarantee that this highly annoying event will happen at the most inconvenient time too. But, the first thing to remember is don’t panic! While your immediate reaction may be to call... Read More


Treating Your Newly Delivered Internal Doors

Once your brand new internal door arrives from Leader Doors, you’re going to need to consider how to treat your door to keep it in tip top condition throughout its lifetime. All of our internal doors are built to last, but require treating if they’re going to keep up with daily use from your household! Think about every time you’ve slammed a door in a hurry, your kids have hammered on the door while playing, pets have scratched and scrabbled on the door to get into a room they’re not... Read More


3 Ways To Strengthen Your Doors

Doors are a hugely important part of your home. External doors are what separates you from the horrible weather and unwelcome guests outside, and internal doors give you all the privacy you need inside your home whenever you need it most. All of our doors at Leader Doors have been manufactured to be as strong and durable as possible, but it’s natural that over time your doors will fall into varying states of disrepair. To give them a boost and restore their former glory, there are a few simple things... Read More


5 Ways to Brighten Up A Dark Room

There are a number of reasons that a room in your home can be darker than the others. The first and most obvious cause for your room being dark is that it has no windows, or perhaps you have windows in the room but they’re overshadowed by a wall or a tree just outside the window. Some homes just naturally don’t catch the sun, but whatever the reason for that room in your home being dark, the result is often that you don’t want to spend time in the room... Read More


5 Ways to Upstyle Your Front Door

Your front door is the first impression that visitors will have of your home – so you want to make a good one! There are plenty of ways to freshen up the look of your front door if you don’t actually want to replace it, so you needn’t worry about breaking the bank if you think your front door isn’t quite up to scratch. We’ve put together our top 5 tips for giving your front door a fresh new look. New Glass If you’ve got a little money to spend,... Read More


Common Issues & Fixes for Internal Doors

While most people will go a long time without having to update anything to do with their doors, the slightest problem with a door can affect the look of a whole room. So if you find that your door isn’t quite looking how it should, take a look at some of the most common issues to identify and the easy fixes recommended by us here at Leader Doors. Dropped Doors You’ll probably notice that your door has dropped if you’re having trouble closing it properly because the lock doesn’t quite... Read More


How To: Stripping a Door

Perhaps you prefer the look of a rustic timber door, but you’re stuck with those tired old white painted doors all throughout the house. You don’t need to rush to replace all of the doors, first you could try stripping the door yourself to reveal the wood underneath the paint. There are plenty of ways to strip a door, and the cost-saving benefits are obvious, but how easy is it? By following these easy-to-digest steps, we’ll help you to strip down your doors and breathe new life into your home.... Read More