How to choose the best luxury front door
How to choose the best luxury front door
Your front door is not only focal point of your home but it sets a scene as soon as you walk in, as well as being a security element to your house. As well as the aesthetics the performance and functionality are just as important. You may want your exterior door be a large feature itself and be the statement to your home, however you might like an understated look that minimal. Front doors are an important kerb appeal for anyone going past your home, so it is essential that your home looks charismatic.
What to think about:
What style is your home? Is it modern? Is it traditional? What colour windows panes do you have? What would like you achieve with your entrance door?
Contemporary or traditional?
With such a large variety of styles and design nowadays, you are guaranteed to find a door design to suit your home. Front doors with glass panels are usually a more traditional style and these tend to have panel and beading details which are made from wood. Wooden doors with panel designs always are a simple but stylish finish to your property’s exterior and often do not outdate. Door panels can come in any design and the beading can also be bespoke in many styles, making each door slightly unique.
With contemporary doors, the designs are so varied due to the endless options and peoples style tastes these days. Modern front doors can be made in multiple materials from wood to glass to lattice. A lot of modern entry doors are double doors making a grand entrance to the property but also modern styles look more suited a a double door as they are made to look big and bold statements to the home.
Finishes or colours?
When picking a finish to your front door it is important to consider the colour of your home, the style, window pane colours, location and overall look. Traditional timber doors usually come painted in a lacquer finish ensuring it is highly protected, and will be low maintenance once installed. Your new front door can also be a high gloss finish which is a very luxurious and modern touch on a property but like most doors are still extremely secure. A wooden door can also be a traditional door type and they can be beautifully crafted into a design or style or a standard door design too.
When it comes down to door accessories and furniture, it is vital to choose something hardwearing, functional but also luxury. A door handle is something that is used multiple times a day and is generally the main contact point to opening a door. Therefore with solid hardware, you are guaranteed to have the ironmongery for a long time if you invest in a high quality piece in the first place. You will save money in the long term but also have a high end handle which is very apparent when you do touch it. If you do prefer the more traditional and simple entry door then having extravagant and fancy door furniture always makes your front door look more bespoke and eye catching. All hardware comes in a several materials such as brass, bronze, chrome, nickel, and could even be in wood.
It is very common nowadays for people to install a high security front door, especially in cities such as London. High security doors are are very composite doors with a steel frame that will resist break ins and are high quality door systems.
Your front door doesn’t have to be just the door, you can include glazed panels, glass panes, keyless entry to the home, lettering and numbers. Glass panels or panes around the edge of the door frame are a really nice way to expose natural light into your entrance way to your home making it open and welcoming when you walk in. There is many glazing options and door styles that you can add to the glass ensuring you still have the privacy that you want in your home.
Lastly, at SWD Bespoke we are able to recreate you existing front door but in a more energy efficient way and make it a steel door rather than a wooden door. We have recreated an old wood door that was not sustainable or functional anymore, and we produced a high security steel door that was the exact same as the existing door. Click here to view the end result.