How to Choose a Front Door for Your Home

The entrance door of your home says a lot about the personality behind it. For instance, a large black door with no window panel could be edgy and unapproachable. Homes are where people must feel welcome and it all starts with the first feature they see.

The first thing you must look at when deciding on what door to install is the size of your house. If you have a single story house then it would not be the best idea to get double doors unless you have a very high ceiling. If the door is too high, it will make your house seem matchbox like. This also applies for doors that have sidelights and a transom. If the entrance area of your house is a protruding section with a gable, then double doors and doors with sidelights will work.

Arched double doors have been around for many years and are beautiful as any style. Double doors can be designed in a classic style. This works well for houses that have more of a stone textured or tiled house. Classic styled double doors also look great as a normal rectangular shape and decorated glass panels.

Try and match the theme of the door with the theme of the house. This way the style of the house is continuous and doesn’t have a random break. If the bricks of your house haven’t been plastered, a single door with a decorated transom will suit the theme. Arched doors have bricks arched around them but give a decorative appeal.

Modern houses are made up of the geometric and glass concept. Most modern houses are flat roofed with large windows. To continue the theme, glass doors will work for the entrance. It combines the geometric blends with the large concept idea. Glass gives the illusion of space.

Perhaps you are not comfortable having an entrance door made completely out of glass (excluding the frame). You could simply have a single door in grey, black or white with a small glass panel or a double door in the same range of colours.

Single solid doors with a bold colour go well with protruding entrance sections and decorative gables. By having a decorative gable, you won’t need a double door because it gives the wall and door the appearance of an entrance.

There are many different kinds of doors you can have installed that make the entrance to your house welcoming. It all depends on the theme you intend to incorporate and the varying range of colours.