Design a new front door Top tips

Design a great front door

We often get customer wanting a new door but not quite sure what design to go with.
We provide an extensive range of door options to help you customise your door and create a beautiful entrance.
Our high-specification composite front doors have security at the for the front of every feature, however, in this section, we will go through the aesthetics of a new door and factors you might find helpful in designing your new door.

Step 1. Front door designs?

Most estate agents would always recommend staying true to its exterior style of your home when considering a new door as this helps with consistency and kerb appeal. If you have a Victorian property – consider a victoria styled composite front door, for example.  As long as the design of the door is not a complete contrast to your home – you can not go wrong.

Look at the front of your home from the distance and decide what style would suit it most. If you live in a cottage and cottage style front door would be recommended, if you live in a modern home something in our contemporary (including the virtu-al range).

Most customers like the traditional range as it offers classic aesthetics and suits a wide range of oh homes.

Step 2. Glass or no to glass?

What is also important to consider how much light you want to let into the room/corridor which is behind the front door or what sort of visibility you want to provide from the outside in. We have decorative glass which offers a level of privacy but also lets natural light in if you want the best of both. We have decorative glass front door options too.

Step 3. Front door colours

The first thing people notice about a door is its colour and therefore choosing the right shade is important. We provide 7 standard colours and 14 special colour. If your external walls are eggshell and there are lots of plants around your entrance – a green front door might not be the best option, neither would a red door on red-bricked walls.

To find a complimentary colour to your home, consider is the colour of your external wall around the front door and the surroundings. White, grey and natural stone walls suit any door colour.

Step 4. Front door accessories (hardware)

The finish of door furniture is normally based on the door colour. Most people go for stainless steel or graphic finish however if you are getting a brown grain door you might want to consider gold and if you are getting a cottage door then black door accessories are popular.

Step 5. Most important point

A door is only as good as the quality of its installation. A great front door installed perfectly will always outperform anything less. Whoever you get to fit your new front door – make sure of the following:

  1. How long have they been installing front doors for?
  2. Do they have a good reputation/ reviews?
  3. Is there a guarantee on the product and labour?
  4. Are they insured?

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