Is it Time for a Front Door Upgrade?September 29, 2014
Are you looking for a quick way to improve the curb appeal of your home? If so, a front door upgrade may be in the cards. With so many options to choose from, it will not be long before you are settling on the one that is best for your property (as well as your budget).
It is easy to say you are going to upgrade your front door, however, there is a lot that goes into making this decision.
What type of front door are you going to purchase? Like many, you may opt for the same as what you have right now. However, if you are looking for something fresh, you need to expand your horizons.
Your basic options include: Wood, Steel, Fiberglass, Aluminum
Each material has its own set of pros and cons, so make sure you compare every option before making a final decision.
You may like the look of wood, for example, but it has the tendency to require more maintenance than other options, such as fibreglass.
Once you choose a material, you can then move onto finding the style that is best for your home.
Are you interested in a door that has a window? Would you rather have a solid door? Along with these questions, consider if adding side lights would bring additional appeal to your home.
The Use of Colour
Regardless of the material and style, when choosing a door you should pay close attention to the colour. Some doors, such as wood, will be stained at the factory before being delivered. Others, including fibreglass, can be painted any colour imaginable. If you can think it up, it can be painted that colour.
When choosing a colour, think about both sides of the door. Are you going to paint the inside the same as the outside? The answer to this question will be based largely on the rest of your home’s décor, such as the exterior and interior colours.
While the door itself is the most important decision, don’t overlook the process of choosing the right hardware. This includes the knob or handle, locks, and hinges. Most people match this with the rest of their home, but the choice is yours. There are many hardware options available, so don’t jump the gun and purchase the first set that you find.
There are many reasons to upgrade your front door. Maybe your current door is out of style. Maybe your current door is no longer energy efficient. Or maybe you just want to make a change.
Regardless of why you are considering this project, let the advice above point you towards the door that is perfect for your style and home.
Not sure what your next step is, then contact the experts at Hope Designs to assist. To book a consultation contact Hope Designs today.