Choosing the Right Front Door
Gone are the days when a boring black door welcomed friends and family into your home. There are so many new styles and options available to choose from. Don’t wait till you get inside to let your personal decorating style shine.
Here are a few of the more popular choices.
Wood doors are a popular option and can be customized with glass panels or designs. Note that overtime wood doors can warp and may need to be replaced more frequently than other man-made materials.
Fiberglass doors can be made to look like wood but will hold up better against the elements. Their insulated core also lends to better energy savings in the long run.
Steel doors are expensive but the safest option available in terms of preventing break-ins. Take care to prevent dents as they may not be able to be repaired and will require the whole door being replaced.
Glass doors are admired for their atheistic appeal as well as the natural light they let into the home. If you have privacy concerns choose a film or textured glass to distort the view.
Other front door options include:
- Color. Choose an inviting or bold color that really pops and brings attention to the entrance of the home.
- Add sidelites or transoms for more natural light.
- Consider adding a storm door for more flexibility and weather protection.
What do you look for in a front door? What statement are you trying to make?