We tend to think about front doors primarily in terms of their functionality, but your home’s front door does more than let family members and guests in and out. Your front door provides one of the first impressions people have of your home, so it’s important it stands out for all the right reasons. Plus, you have to look at it every single day, so it makes sense to invest in making it a part of your home that you’re truly proud of.
Here are five ways to make your front door stand out.
Choose a unique design
As well as selecting the material your door is made out of, you can also select how you want it to look. Perhaps you want a simple, solid timber door. Or you may prefer a softer, curved look with some glass cutouts. Pretty much anything’s possible, so chat to your door designer about what you like and what will suit your home.
Have fun with colour
The colour of your front door is a big decision. It’s important to choose something that complements the feel of your home and your family’s personal style, but don’t be afraid to have a bit of fun with it.
A pop of colour can do wonders for the overall design of your home, and your front door is the perfect vehicle to experiment without getting in too deep. A bright red or yellow is a striking look when it accompanies a classic house style, but if you want something a bit more subtle, a nice pastel will do the trick.
Focus on quality
Ensuring your front door is prepared with the correct finishes to protect it from the elements is critical if you want a door that looks good for a long time. Chat to your door designer about the right products and process for your door so you know it’s going to stand the test of time.
Keep it in good condition
The impression your door gives off has a lot to do with the condition it’s in, so it’s important to maintain it so it stays looking as new. Tackle small repairs quickly, freshen up the paint and hardware when it needs it and keep it clean and you’ll have a beautiful statement door for years to come.
Invest in hardware
Your door’s hardware can often be an afterthought, but it can be the difference between a door that makes a statement and one that doesn’t. Take the time to select unique, good quality handles, knockers, house numbers and other hardware, choosing colours and materials that complement your design.