The front door to your home is not just a door. It gives a glimpse of your choices and preferences even before someone enters your home, thus creating the first impression of you. A front door should always be durable and reliable, but these traits can be instilled along with sophisticated aesthetics. The same applies for interior doors where the design matters a lot. Here’s a guide on how you can select the best door design for your home, depending on the type of material used, style, reliability and durability. You can tweak either of these characteristics to find a perfect fit for your home.
Even before choosing the design, your task is to select the material to be used for your door. Usually, doors are made of wood, but it is not mandatory. There’s a vast assortment of materials that you can choose from:
Fiberglass doors are durable, lightweight, inexpensive and can withstand extreme weather conditions without any hassle. Additionally, they are easy to maintain and can take most of the wear and tear that comes with the erratic climate of your province.
Wooden front doors are standard, but you can still carve varied designs and mold them in desired shapes and sizes to fit your bill. For a rustic or modern look, you can use various wooden materials, such as sandalwood, solid wood, and mahogany, among others.
Steel is a more reliable and durable material than wood and can withstand beatings, wear and tear, and more. It is inexpensive and easy to design in varied shapes and sizes. Although it isn’t as reliable as fiberglass, steel doors are known for their durability in extreme weather and other conditions.
There are many variables to consider when it comes to choosing the style of your doors. You need to know what type of architecture your home has, how tall the ceilings are, what materials are used for the flooring, or what room you need the door for. Choosing the style of the door also includes selecting the color and finish. Some common styles are fresh doors, bifold doors, bypass doors, pocket doors, and panel doors.
Besides, there are a few other styles available at your disposal as well, such as double door fixed, two side panels, six panels, sliding glass doors, collapsible doors, swing doors, etc. The type of door you pick is based on various factors mentioned above.
Choosing the material that offers the most durability and reliability is a priority for front doors. You can’t expect a transparent glass door to guard the entrance to the valuables in your home because it is easy to break unless treated. A highly durable door would mean that constant wear and tear don’t do much harm. A fiberglass door can be used in sub-zero temperatures, while a glass door looks good but can be see-through and prone to cracking, unless glazed or shatterproof. Different materials have varied pros and cons, which means you will have to brainstorm on what material goes well for your home in your locality.
To design your doors, partner with MCM Home Exteriors to ensure you drop an excellent first impression when someone walks into your home. We design doors and entire entry systems that give your home a total makeover and act as the center of attraction for onlookers. We take your preferences into account, along with the architecture of your house, and recommend the best door designs that go well, providing the optimum security, reliability and sheer style.