Every home is unique in some or another, and as a homeowner, you want to show the uniqueness of your home just with a glance. We all want to customize our homes to our personal liking, and what better way to make your home look unique than choosing entry doors. A front door is one of the first things a visitor will notice when arriving at your home. So, it crucial for it to look good and match the aesthetic of the rest of your home.
Selecting a replacement front door is not a task you can take for granted. You need to do market research and assess all of your available options to find the perfect match for your home. This article aims to help you in making that decision and make your life a bit easier.
Types of front doors:
There are more options available than you can conceivably research. The first thing you should do is narrow down your number of options. You can look at the categories of doors based on the material that they are made from and simply eliminate the material that you don’t want. Here are two of the most common door materials and their looks and aesthetics.
Fiberglass doors are often fitted with a steel frame and require very little in terms of maintenance and care. Fiberglass is a very long-lasting material and is not affected much by the passage of time. Combine it with material as tough as steel, and you’ve got yourself an entry door that will last a lifetime. Fiberglass is also a great insulator, so it can also be categorized as energy-efficient options since it allows for better thermal insulation and effective climate control. If we talk about aesthetics, the look and feel of fiberglass and steel are not slacking either. The metallic and strong looking aesthetic of steel can add a lot of character to your home’s exterior.
Wood is one of the earliest construction materials used by humans, and it stands the test of time to this day. Wood still has and will always have its place in a home. And what better way to utilize the aesthetics of wood other than the centerpiece of your home’s exterior, the front door. Unlike some other materials, wood is one of the most customizable ones. You can transform it into any aesthetic, style, or color you want. The true beauty of wood lies in the details that you can achieve with material as malleable as wood. You can carve a style that better represents you and the look that you are going for with the rest of your home’s decoration.
The beauty of glass decoration:
Glass is one of those materials that is a symbol of modern architecture, yet still makes a great addition to a wooden door made with Victorian-era looks in mind. It can add a unique style to your entryway while also providing the insides with tons of natural light. You can get the glass with etched patterns that will work amazingly with certain types of doors and elevate their beauty to a whole new level.
Another thing that can benefit you if you choose a glass decoration is energy efficiency. Going for two or more layers of glass, with air between them provides excellent insulation from the outside weather and save you on your heating/AC bill.
Small features and customization options:
The main material that you are going to use is one part of the door choosing endeavor. The other is the defining features and accent pieces you add to it. First, the color of the door. You can choose several ways to paint it. You can match it with the rest of your paint job or contrast it as an accent piece. Then adding small details and carvings in the wooden door cements it as a door unique to your unique house. You can choose from a variety of trim options to further customize and beautify your entry door and make it exactly how you want it to be.
Hopefully, this article helped you in understanding and narrowing down your available door options.