Your front door serves an important purpose in your home—it helps visitors develop a first impression of you and your family, is typically the most visible access point, and can add a decorative element to your home’s exterior. As such, it’s important that you choose your home’s front door carefully. Here are three tips to help you find the perfect front door for your home:
- Select Materials: Entry doors come in a wide range of materials. Wood doors tend to be the most common and versatile options, and range from basic engineered wood-core doors to higher-end solid cherry and walnut doors. Other materials to consider include iron and fiberglass, which offer greater security and lower maintenance. While fiberglass and iron may be more expensive, they are often available in a much wider range of styles, which is important to consider if you already have a certain type of door in mind.
- Choose a Color: The color of your door is an important factor to consider. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, go for a bright noticeable color that will help to differentiate your home from your neighbors’. If you would rather enhance other areas of your home, a neutral color is a better option. You may also be interested in a natural stain or imitation wood style. Remember, steel and fiberglass doors can give you the look of real wood without the need for staining and sealing.
- Customize With Hardware: In addition to choosing the door itself, make sure that you carefully accessorize your door with high-quality hardware such as a door viewer, door knobs, deadbolts, and perhaps even a knocker. Coordinating the right pieces with your door and other outdoor décor will help to bring your entire entryway together for a stunning, composed look.
For a great selection of affordable entry doors for your White Plains-area home, contact Affordable Windows and Doors by calling (845) 208-8686.