Your front door is often the first thing that visitors, friends, and neighbors see when they look at your home. Your entry door is a big part of your home’s curb appeal. An entry door replacement is a simple way to freshen up the exterior of your home, increase your energy efficiency, and make your entryway standout. If your home is in need of an entry door replacement, you have many options to consider.
Fiberglass, wood, and steel are the three main materials for secure residential entry doors, and they all have their benefits. However, within these three materials are many more styles to make your door unique and speak to your style. Adding a window or decorative glass to the door gives you several options to consider. You can choose a very simple door or one that is much more elaborate and decorative. Inlays and designs can make your entry door really stand out. Dutch doors are currently becoming popular again and have the added bonus of letting fresh air into your home without leaving a full door standing open. Currently, the minimalist, modern style with clean lines and minimal detailing, is more popular, but it’s important to choose a new door that will fit the existing style of your home.
Choosing a color for your new entry door allows you to add a touch of personality to your home. You can stay very traditional with a neutral color, such as black, white, or tan, or go bold with a pop of color. Because your door is only a small element of your home, a pop of color can add just enough interest without being too overwhelming. Yellow, red, blue, and even more unusual colors can all work for an entry door that commands attention.
Kick plates, door knockers, and decorations can all enhance your new entry door and make it look polished. A kick plate can protect your door as well as adding some shine. Door knockers can be simple or elaborate. Adding accent lights to highlight your entryway is another way to call attention to your entry door.
The biggest mistake that homeowners make when trying to make their entry door replacement a focal point is clashing with the style of the home. Although an entry door can provide the outlet to show some personality with color, a door that looks like it is mismatched to the house may give the wrong impression, so a little research into what your home’s style is can help when it comes to choosing the right door.
Another mistake that homeowners make is not paying enough attention to their budget. Entry door replacement can have a wide range of prices. Material, enhancements, and customization of color all factor into the overall cost. Make sure you set realistic budget expectations when shopping for an entry door replacement.
Your front door can be a reflection of your personal style. If you take the time to match the style of your home with the style of your entry door replacement, you can enhance your curb appeal and create a beautiful focal point to your home. We can help you find the perfect new entry door to accent your home. With over 75 years of installation experience, Armorvue Home Exteriors truly is the right partner for your next exterior home improvement project. Contact us today to learn more about our high quality exterior doors, or to set up a virtual appointment.
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