If you’re looking to replace your old patio or entry doors, you might be wondering if it’s time to go for a new style that can really enhance your home’s overall visual appeal. However, there are a few things you need to consider first, such as deciding whether or not you should go for a style that matches your windows.
Should Your New Doors Match Your Windows?
Generally speaking, it’s not necessary unless you really want them to match. You can even replace your windows as well if you want it to, but It’s not necessary unless they’re old and near the end of their lifespan. Otherwise, you should consider more patio or entry door options that match your home’s overall design.
Choosing the Right Design
The right door design can really enhance the overall aesthetic of your home. Here are some helpful tips for common home styles we suggest you should consider:
- Craftsman – If you’re planning on getting new entry doors for this type of home style, keep in mind that they’re typically made from solid wood with a decorative glass or divided-light window on top. Another design element that’s found in craftsman style doors is a dentil shelf, which is a piece of molding with blocks of decorative wood.
- Traditional – This type of home style borrows elements from several architectural styles, such as Cape Cod, Colonial and Georgian style. The design types of these doors are often made of wood, or fiberglass in wood stain finishes, providing a timeless and classic look.
- Contemporary – Most contemporary homes are often bathed in sunlight and frequently take advantage of skylight windows. Entryway doors for contemporary homes are usually sleek and unadorned, with the door windows often styled in iconic geometric shapes that feature lever handle hardware in on-trend metallic finishes. We recommend choosing a door in a warm wood finish to keep it from feeling too cold or sterile.
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