The architectural importance of the entry door can’t be overemphasized. As one of the most noticeable visual elements from the street, your door is almost always the focal point of your home’s exterior. However, not all aesthetic designs guarantee impressive curb appeal.
What can you learn from popular entry doors of today to custom-design your replacement front door system to perfection? Dreamstyle Remodeling shares some helpful tips:
Go for Glazed
Generous use of glass has become fashionable among modern front doors. This is especially true in the Southwest where the sun showers an enormous amount of free energy for home illumination. Be it a half-glass or full-glass design, a glazed front is a must if you’re serious about energy efficiency.
But considering the glass entry door’s great daylighting potential is often married to passive solar heating, it’s imperative to look for the ENERGY STAR® label. This seal of approval lets you choose an energy-efficient door suitable for your local climate. Some of the most popular ENERGY STAR–certified products are ProVia®’s Signet fiberglass and Legacy steel doors.
Pick a Vibrant Hue
When it comes to color, Nature is the best muse. Front door designs often echo the home’s local climate and culture. In the Southwest, bright-colored doors are practically ubiquitous because of Mexico’s close proximity. You can’t go wrong with any neutral, but an eye-popping color, like lime green or gold orange, is an excellent choice to command attention.
Choose Bronze Finish
In terms of hardware, bronze is overtaking brass as the most sought-after finish. Its metallic quality and warmth can bring further richness to the charm of entry and storm doors.
Customizing your replacement entry door system is fun but tricky. You need to balance beauty and functionality to give your façade an alluring center of attraction. Call Dreamstyle Remodeling at (877) 721-1590 to schedule your free, in-home consultation. We serve clients in Tucson and nearby areas.