Your entry doors are the centerpiece of your entryway. If you’re looking to install new front doors and make your home’s entryway something that dreams are made of, then there’s plenty to consider.
Not only is your entryway the very first impression that you’ll make on guests, but it is also your first line of defense from the outside world. To sum it up: you don’t only want it to look good, but you want it to function with the security and durability that’s required to keep you and your family safe.
As you’re exploring new home entryway ideas for your makeover, there are different things that you need to keep in mind. Our door replacement experts at Brock put together this guide to help you make the most of your entryway and pick the best new entry doors for your home.
The first thing your family, neighbours, and guests notice about your house is your entryway. Whether seen from outside to enhance your curb appeal, or from inside to welcome your loved ones in, your entry door’s style and design can make or break your entryway.
To make the most of your entryway makeover, your entry door needs to match both the exterior and interior style of your home. From color to finishes to styles, there’s an endless selection of entry door features and options to explore.
Start by defining your home’s design aesthetic and what you want your entryway to look like after the renovation. This will help you narrow down your options and let your replacement door specialists guide you to the best option for your home.
The details of your entry door will completely alter your final look. The amount of panels that your door has, the accessories and hardware added to the door and how they are placed are things to pay attention to.
If you prefer a more contemporary style, opt for a stylish, 4-panel door. However, if you prefer a traditional look, you may prefer something with crown moldings to beautifully complement the finishes of your home.
If you’re looking for something that adds a pop of colour to your crescent, browse doors of blue or red hues. You can also find mock wood doors that beautifully feature the look of natural grain.
Form must blend with function when it comes to your front door.
Depending on how your house is situated, you might want windows on your door to see who is there. Some homeowners prefer more privacy though, and they feel safer with completely opaque doors.
One thing to keep in mind is that windows in a front door will let additional light into a foyer with limited space. If you have a smaller entryway that needs brightening up, adding some windows into your door will bring much-needed light into the foyer and make the space seem bigger.
Outlining the features you need most in your entry door and how much privacy you require is an important step in determining the best approach to making your entryway over.
One of the most important factors of your entry door is its strength and durability. You want a front door that’s built to last and perform.
Whether it’s your kids running around and slamming the door, or harsh winter storms that attack your entryway, you should pick an entry door that will withstand the wear and tear of your everyday life.
After all, your front door’s primary job is to act as a line of defense to outside elements. Ensure that your entry door is constructed of strong materials and that it can provide the security, efficiency and performance that you need to feel safe and comfortable in your home.
Once you’ve finally installed your door and hardware, now it’s time to add the finishing touches and decorate your new foyer.
There are plenty of ways to spruce up your entryway. Depending on what the interior of your front entry space looks like, you may want to decorate with a console table or shoe rack. These functional furniture pieces will optimize your space (especially if it’s limited) while adding visual interest to your home.
Bring decor pieces that draw attention to the door – after all, you put so much time and effort into choosing the perfect door, you might as well show it off.
You can get creative with your entryway decorations, especially during the holidays. Consider buying an evergreen wreath to adorn your door. Make sure to also add a special doormat on the exterior of the door and accessorize your steps the best you can. These small touches will welcome house guests and make your house feel like home.
Nothing is more satisfying than completing your home entryway’s renovation and standing back to enjoy all of your hard work.
If you’re not sure where to begin with your front door replacements, talk to our experts at Brock Doors & Windows. We’re here to help you find the perfect front door for your entryway so you can welcome your house guests with an open door and open arms.