The simplest way to update your home’s look while improving its value is to make a great first impression. You can do this by changing up your front entry door – a relatively turnkey improvement project that pays dividends in the look, feel and liveability of your home!
Get inspired to increase your house’s curb appeal with this selection of the latest front door trends and ideas.
Oversized Entrance Doors
Entrance doors with a bigger, more prominent footprint are becoming increasingly popular. Imagine throwing your huge double doors open to your guests, allowing them into your home with style! What’s more, these wide doors offer a whole new set of design ideas and looks.
Doors can be made wider in a few ways:
- The entire structure, including sidelights, can be widened.
- The door itself can be made larger.
- You might also consider a double-door design.
Wider doors not only grab attention, but they offer more functionality as well! A wider frame means more space to bring things into and out of your home. From groceries to furniture, it’s much easier to maneuver items in and out when your entryway is larger.
From an aesthetic perspective, wide doors also change how people see your home by visually expanding your entryway.
If you’re interested in widening your entranceway, Torwin can help. We can assess your situation and advise if your home is a good candidate for an oversized door project. Our craftspeople have experience in masonry work and will devise a plan to expand your doorway to achieve your front door dreams.
Fiberglass & Steel Front Entry Doors
While wood frames are the most traditional and time-tested material, the low maintenance of fiberglass and steel entry doors is preferred by many homeowners. Fiberglass is a fantastic alternative as it is less expensive, more durable, and can be painted or stained to mimic wood.
Fiberglass requires very little upkeep – there’s no need to sand, stain or monitor for damage the way you would for wood. Instead, a simple cleaning with mild soap and water will keep them looking fresh and new for years to come.
On the other hand, steel doors also offer some advantages. For example, Steel entry doors are stronger and lighter while providing excellent energy efficiency. Steel doors can also be repainted for an easy way to achieve a new look. And if you’re concerned about security, steel doors should be top of your list. It is exceptionally difficult to break down or damage them.
Darker Colours & Natural Wood Stains For Your Door
Exterior doors with bright colours that pop, like teal, red, or yellow, have been popular for some time now. However, current trends are moving towards darker, moodier colours, like dark blues, purples, and charcoal. Black, in particular, has emerged as a top choice for homeowners who want to make a statement.
Another popular option is to use the classic look of wood stain. Regardless of the door type, style or material used, a natural wood stain is a classic option that complements the look of many homes.
Minimalist Styling for Your Entrance
Curves, embellishments and ornate features are taking a backseat to straight lines and smooth, minimal styling. Clients are opting for flat slab doors without the classic decorative elements you may find on older models. Think geometric – these new doors incorporate simple shapes and repetitive elements to generate visual interest. You won’t find busy or fancy detailing on these types of doors.
Minimalist doors also pair well with the use of black – a simple black door can make a dramatic difference to the exterior of your home. Consider upgrading your windows to black frames as well for a cohesive and stylish update that will stand out on your block.
Glass Inserts for Your Entry Door
One of the fastest-growing front door trends is undoubtedly oversized glass inserts for exterior doors. Adding glass to your front door can create a bright and open feel by allowing a lot of natural light in.
Of course, there’s more than one way to achieve this. Consider these different approaches to adding windows to your front entry door. You can:
- Add sidelights.
- Try a transom above the door. Both standard and custom shapes are available.
- Add unique glass shapes to the door for an eclectic and creative look.
You also have options when it comes to the glass itself. For privacy, many homeowners will opt for privacy glass with a frosted or textured finish to prevent outsiders from peeking in. The use of privacy glass can be a design element all on its own, and of course, still allows natural light in to illuminate your entryway.
We can also accommodate other functionality requests. For example, depending on your door’s direction, you may find tinted glass to be a good choice to temper the effects of the afternoon sun. Perhaps you live on a busy street and value noise-reduction properties for your doors and windows. Maybe you want to ensure your front door is as secure as possible with tempered or laminated glass. Let us know your priorities, and we can work with you to find the best option that fits your style, preferences, budget and needs.
Rest assured that no matter what you choose, our glass packages are top-of-the-line and energy efficient, so you’ll enjoy a quality, eco-friendly product that will help reduce your heating and cooling bills.
These trends are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to modern front door fashion and design. Many homeowners are also adding custom hardware and innovative home features to their front doors to make sure their home has the best protection and security they need.
If you plan on upgrading your front entry door soon, contact Torwin Windows & Doors for a free consultation today! The Torwin Team is always ready to answer questions about current trends and help you explore your options. We can also help you create a completely custom front door that incorporates all your must-haves while being functional, practical and energy-efficient. Reach out to us to learn more and get started!