Many homeowners choose the new year to finally give their home the uplift it deserves, and one of the best places to start is with a new front door. It’s one of the first things people see when visiting your home, creating an instant impression about your property and its kerb appeal.
There are lots of choices when it comes to creating the perfect door design for your property, so here are some great options to consider.
What’s the best material for your front door?
Different materials can vary in the benefits they offer to homeowners, so it’s important you select a material that will produce the outcomes you want.
For example, aluminium front doors, such as those offered by Spitfire, have a sleek, modern feel with their unique designs. You could even go for a product with a contemporary mechanism, such as pivot doors.
If you’re looking for a more traditional door, composite front doors consisting of uPVC materials that emulate timber qualities are a fantastic option.
Do colour and style matter?
When choosing a new front door, the design and colour will define the look of the product, so always work with a reputable company to implement your ideal features. This includes everything from the type of glass installed (e.g. frosted sidelights or etched fanlights) to handle shapes and positioning.
A wide colour palette allows you to achieve an impressive focal point at the front of your property and showcase the overall style of your home.
Which front doors are the most secure?
As well as an attractive feature, a front door needs to be practical too. This means keeping the elements at bay, opening and closing easily, and ensuring your property remains as secure as possible.
If you use a reputable door supplier, all their products will be some of the most secure on the market. Look for indicators of high-quality products, such as those with a PAS 24 security certification. Some accreditations mean the front door has been tested for its resilience to break-ins and extreme weather, ensuring your new installation meets excellent thermal performance and energy efficiency standards.
How can the door design complement your home’s interiors?
As well as looking great from the outside, your front door should complement your interiors too, whether it’s a front porch, hallway or living area. Don’t panic if your exterior door colour doesn’t fit in with your home décor though. There are often dual colour options available to provide a different appearance on either side of the door.
However, it’s often worth considering a style, colour and even patterned glass that emulates the feel of your home, whether it’s a charming country appearance, modern house or period property.
Speak to an expert front door supplier near you
If you’d like to design a new front door, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Unique Windows team. We work across your local area, covering locations such as Burgess Hill, Carshalton and Haywards Heath. Call now on 020 8770 7397 for a free consultation.