There are lots of decisions you need to make when you’re installing a new front door. While it’s important to get a door that’s secure and fits properly there are plenty of different ways you can achieve a great overall look. One of the other things we think you should consider is whether there are any other improvements you can make. After all, if you’re going to the effort of replacing your door, why not get some other jobs done while you’re at it. Here are just some of the ways that you can make sure your entrance makes the right impression.
The colour of your front door is the first thing that you and your visitors will notice. When you choose a timber or composite front door you can have pretty much any colour you like. Your choices will be more limited with uPVC. It’s also important to consider whether there are any restrictions. If you live in a conservation area or in a listed building there are likely to be rules on the colours that you can use. This can also be the case on housing estates. If you have free choice, think about what will fit in with your neighbourhood and the overall look of your house. If in doubt, please ask a professional for advice.o matter if you’ve used a visual page builder before, with Brizy you’ll be a pro the second you start using it.
Including a glazed panel in your front door can completly transform how it looks. There are a whole range of options including everything from single to triple glazed glass for improved security and energy efficiency. You can choose from plain, frosted, patterned or leaded glass to fit the style of your house. There’s also the option to incorporate a glazed panel (known as a transom) above the front door or panels at the side. These be clear, patterned, coloured or a combination of all three. One of the most important considerations is balancing your need for privacy and security with the need to let light into your home. You can use a combination of patterns and styles to achieve the look you want.
There’s a mind-boggling variety of choices when it comes to your front door furniture. You can choose from different styles of hinges, handles, door knockers and bells. You can opt for styles that contrast with your front door or something that reflects the period when your house was built. There are a range of different materials available too. You can opt for modern stainless steel or chrome as well as more rustic fittings if you live in an older house or want to create a period look. You’re not just limited to metal either. There are some stunning glass and even porcelain fittings that are more hard-wearing than you might think.
When you’re replacing your front door, you could just leave it to that. However, it’s the ideal opportunity to look at other changes you might make. You might want to add a porch, including an inner door. This works really well in houses where the front door opens straight into a living area. It can also give you a separate storage area for muddy boots or wet coats and umbrellas as well as improving security and energy efficiency. It’s also worth considering whether you want to change the way yoour door opens. Swapping from a left hand to right hand door (or vice versa) is relatively simple and could improve the internal layout of your home.
If you are looking for a friendly and professional team to give you great advice on a new front door, give us a call today on 0121 740 1421.