How to Pick The Perfect Front Door for Your Home
Your front door is the first thing that people notice and serves as a focal point to your home’s exterior. It is a major contributor to your home’s overall curb appeal.
Not to mention, it is an important factor in maintaining security and energy efficiency. Choosing the perfect front door is a simple way to update the appearance of your house.
Overall, it is an investment into the value of your home.
Here are some things to take into consideration when replacing your front door.
It is no secret that purchasing a new front door can be rather expensive. It is important to determine your budget before considering your options because some doors are more expensive than others.
Home improvement projects can easily go over budget, either because of delays or because not all extra costs were considering before searching.
Try to keep these things in mind as you learn about your replacement window options and how they relate:
- Initial costs vs. long-term benefits and maintenance
- Estimated lifespan
- Energy efficiency
- Durability against natural elements
- Features included
- Hardware and accessories
- Further remodeling requirements like stairs, lighting, or doorbell
A front door offers visual appeal, security, and insulation to a home’s entrance. When purchasing an exterior door, consider its material. There are many different options that all carry different advantages and disadvantages. The most traditional of front doors are classic wooden doors. These doors are extremely versatile, beautiful, and strong.
They also provide a more natural finish regardless of which type of wood you choose. Steel doors are secure and durable and withstand all kinds of natural elements. Especially wind, rain, scorching sun, and of course, intruders. They provide more of an industrial, modern appearance and are also usually the least expensive choice.
Finally, fiberglass doors are tough and low-maintenance and can stand both humid and harsh climates. These doors have the ability to mimic wood doors due to wood-grain texturing and can be stained to appear like a variety of different wooden finishes.
Style and Size
Finally, you want to ensure you choose a style for your front door that complements the design and current esthetic of your home. All while also adding curb appeal. Your front door provides a sneak peek to the overall style of the inside of your home.
When considering the style, also think about the size of your entryway — the two go hand-in-hand. There are thousands of different options and combinations for front windows and doors.
Depending on the current door and the size of your entryway, you may require a certain type of door or even a double door.
Luckily, there are many reliable door manufacturers out there that can inform you of all the different options that could work for your home.
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The best replacement door companies will have digital displays where you can view hundreds of options to customize your own door. You can save it for future reference, book a consultation, or even share it with your friends and family.
Do you have any tips on choosing THE perfect front door?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.