How to Design the Best Entryway

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This entryway utilizes an eye-catching red color that matches the tone of the rest of the home and creates a patriotic impression. The doorway isn’t wide enough for double sidelights, so the homeowner has opted for a single sidelight on the side.

Replacing your front door may be something you do out of necessity, or perhaps it is something you do simply for the pleasure of improving your home’s curb appeal. Choosing a new front door can be a fun process. Plus, a new entryway will increase your home’s value by making it safer, saving on energy costs, and looking welcoming. Here are a few questions to ask yourself that will ensure you choose the best entryway for your home.

What Entryway Configuration is Most Appealing?

There are many different types of entryway configurations to choose from. Start paying attention to which styles you like. Would you prefer a single door or a double door? Do you want sidelights or transoms? Sometimes, the structure of the existing door will dictate what kind of new door you can fit into the space; be sure to ask your contractor about your options.

What Should the Door Be Made of?

Many people answer this questions with “wood, of course.” Wood has been the go-to choice for exterior doors for centuries. However, today’s modern front doors come in a variety of different materials, each with its own advantages. For instance, steel doors are heavier and more secure than wood doors. Fiberglass doors can be made to look just like wood and are less likely to show dings and dents. There are so many different styles and materials to choose from, it’s worth taking a look to discover what works best for you.

What Color Should the Door Be?

An entryway should catch the eye but not stand out like a sore thumb. To start, you can pick your favorite color, then choose a shade of that color that fits in with the exterior color scheme of your home. The color of your front door should fit in with the existing color scheme but still stand out as an eye-catching accent and a clear signal to where guests can enter your home.

Choosing a new entryway is much less overwhelming when considering the above questions. You’ll find that choosing your new front door is a fun and rewarding experience.

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