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The loveliest of the arch kit above doorways and other portals in home also have a bit of embellishment on them of some kind whether it is done with paint or wooden adornments of some kind.   However there is also a lot to be said for the purity of the undecorated doorway which is reminiscent of a portal to a home in ancient Greece.

Not too long ago you would have found yourself paying a contractor to install doorway archways in your homes. It used to be a task that only a skilled carpenter could accomplish but nowadays you can buy do-it-yourself arch kits that make it quick and simple to do.

Before you install one over a door in your home you should make sure that you have at least that much clearance or you could end up with an arch that actually cuts into your ceiling. Although this truncated archway is a “look” in itself it is a bit too space-age for most people.

Before you look at arch kit it is important to consider the sizing of it.  Before you leave for the store you need to measure the width of your doorway.  Be sure you know where the center of your square framed original doorway is as well so that the archway fits perfectly when you install it.

Doorway arches have been associated with respectable looking dwellings for centuries which are why you see them in institutions such as churches and museums. When you  replace your square door frames with arched doorways you also get an architectural effect that is more Spanish or Graeco-Roman in effect.   They are also associated with more medieval architectures so if you are into a more Gothic style of décor you will love the look that doorway arches give your home.

If your door frame  is already quite low then you might want to reconsider your decision to install arches at all as you don’t want people to be ducking as they move through your doorways.

You might be asking if these arch kits are made of wood and the answer is “Yes!”  They are just as sturdy and last just as long as more expensive prefabricated archways that you might possibly have to install using the help of a professional.

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