When you invite someone over, the front door is a main part of the first impression your home makes. It welcomes people inside, forming the threshold they take to enter the interior. Create the right look and impression by focusing on the details of your front door, making a custom entryway to fit your custom home. Try these details for a unique custom door:
First, the door itself can create a standout appearance. Most people choose a wood door, but to switch it up, you could instead opt for a metal, composite or fiberglass door in various colors. After you’ve decided on the material, incorporate an eye-catching design with squares or rectangles, other shapes or intricate carvings decorating the door. Or add interest with an irregular door, such as a double door or split door.
Many people add windows to the front door, incorporating stained glass windows, small windows in various shapes or a large piece of glass filling the whole door. You have the option to put windows at the top of the door, to incorporate small windows throughout separated by the door material or to fill most or all of the door with one large window. Windows provide an excellent way to add drama, while letting in light and allowing you to see what’s outside. Also, consider sidelights to border your door and add more light.
Further boost the look of your door with custom hardware. You can choose from different colors, materials and designs for all of these parts, including the:
- Handle or knob
Your hardware material and color options include chrome, steel, bronze, brightly colored ceramic or enamel, pewter or brass.