Entry doors are more than just a means for you to gain access to your indoor space: the right entry door design can be a focal point that works for both interior and exterior spaces. Consider the following ideas if you’re planning on replacing your entry doors.
Choose Striking Colors
The simplest and most effective way to draw attention to your home is to choose an entry door color with a striking color. Bright red is a popular choice because it works in nearly any color palette as well as being clearly visible from a distance. The great thing about choosing a color for the entry door is that it can be an additional “fourth color” in a typical three-color palette that encompasses the roof, siding and trim. Likewise, bold, black patio door frames achieve the same effect.
Floor-to-Ceiling Entry Doors
If you have the option to resize your wall opening and choose custom-sized doors, consider floor-to-ceiling entry doors. Large doors add a sense of grandeur that increases as one approaches your home. The same can also work for patio doors, both sliding and hinged. Whether you choose to do this for your entry or patio door, the weight of the sashes will be a factor, so don’t skimp on the hardware. Consider pivoting hardware instead of frame-mounted hinges to reduce the stress on the door frames.
Frame a View
If you happen to have lakefront property, make the most of it by choosing patio doors and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame as wide a view as possible. This creates a more immersive feel for your home as it makes your interior and exterior spaces feel like one big living space instead of two distinct areas. This also lets you enjoy the benefits of natural light, from reduced dependency on daytime electrical lighting to known health benefits related to promoting regular sleep cycles.
To learn more about our entry door options, including storm doors, call WMGB Home Improvement today at (616) 328-6625. We serve many areas in and near Grand Rapids, MI.