If you’re someone who appreciates aesthetics, you’ll be glad to know there’s more than one way to achieve great style for your home. You may be someone who loves what’s trendy. Or you’re a homeowner that prefers quiet, understated choices that stand the test of time. When it comes to a front door replacement, you want to make a statement with curb appeal – one that’s consistent with your preferences and cohesive with your home.
There are three main categories when it comes to home decor and styling. Let’s put a name to each so you can better describe what you’re looking for with a new front door.
Traditional Door Style
Traditional styles take elements from designs of centuries past. It’s familiar, comforting and reminds you of your grandmother’s home – in a good way! It’s often described as rich and sumptuous. When it comes to doors, ones with a traditional style will likely have colours like deep burgundy, brown and mahogany. Decorative or stained glass, wrought iron details and antique accents are often found on traditional doors.
A traditional door might be for you if:
- You love the style and vibe of Old Europe.
- You value what’s tried and true.
- You want your home to feel inviting and comfortable.
Transitional Door Style
The best of both worlds! Transitional style is flexible and combines elements of both traditional and contemporary design. Think of it as a compromise or a happy medium, if you find those two options a little “much” for your liking. For example, when compared to traditional doors, transitional entry doors will have simpler layouts, with more understated glass and panel design. However, the design will not be as bold as a contemporary or modern door.
A transitional door might be for you if:
- Your home has both traditional and contemporary elements – a transitional door will tie them all together
- You like the modern look, but with a little more warmth
- You want a choice with mass appeal (perhaps you’re thinking of selling)!
On the other end of the style spectrum, you have contemporary design, where the sky’s the limit! There’s generally more simplicity in contemporary design, with smooth straight lines and geometric elements. This modern style reflects the latest trends – with doors, this usually translates to bold colours, multiple windows (sometimes up to 4 or 5) or none at all, and embossed or crisp lines.
A contemporary door might be for you if:
- You want to make a strong statement for your home’s exterior.
- You like clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic – no fluff, please!
- You don’t mind taking style risks.
If you’re looking for a front door replacement for your Oakville house or want to see your exterior door options as a Toronto homeowner, reach out to Torwin: we service all of the GTA. We’ve built relationships with exterior door manufacturers that service Oakville and the surrounding areas!
Torwin has curated an extensive selection of traditional, transitional, and contemporary doors for you. You can also opt to mix and match elements by commissioning a custom design job for a one-of-a-kind front door replacement. Contact us for a virtual consultation or visit our showroom to get the style ball rolling!
Watch this video about the different front door style here: