There’s a universal image of what a front door should look like: a swinging opaque and rectangular unit with a simple knob. Adhering to what most people consider conventional is wise. It allows you to have a unit that meets basic expectations from a home entrance and promises great value since it’s consistent with popular sentiment.
Still, it pays to break away from the norm. This is especially true when you feel what tradition dictates doesn’t satisfy your needs. Dreamstyle Remodeling shares helpful tips to help facilitate your decision-making for unique entry doors:
Use Glass Generously
Glazing is more popular among patio doors, but not on those meant to be installed in the façade. The logic behind the inclination of many people for opaque units is to eliminate privacy concerns. Since the entry door faces the street, some individuals are reluctant to offer a glimpse of the foyer.
This is starting to change, though. Glazed front door systems are gaining steam because they contribute to energy efficiency. They serve as an abundant source of sunlight that makes the interior naturally illuminated while avoiding extra heat, which artificial lighting tends to generate. Whether you’re adding storm doors or not, you should consider adding a large expanse of glass to be part of your entry door system.
Give it an Icon
The most popular doors in history feature a signature that makes them memorable. An excellent case in point is the number 10 on the entrance to the headquarters of the British Government’s executive branch. This black door has vibrant white 10 hardware in the upper center part of the unit, which refers to its address: 10 Downing Street, City of Westminster.
The lesson is to think of a particular feature that would make your entry door iconic in its own way. With ProVia®’s wide selection of decorative glass options, you can pick a particular pattern that could define its distinctiveness.
Don’t Forget the Basics
The danger in searching for an eccentric front door is to lose sight of the big picture. There’s nothing wrong about getting an unusual unit, but it’s an architectural crime to skimp on the essentials, like security. This is why discerning homeowners love Legacy steel doors; they masquerade as ordinary units and outperform garden-variety products in all areas.
Replace your cookie-cutter front door with ProVia. It allows you to customize your unit to the last element, pushing the boundaries of design possibilities. To talk about your Tucson project and learn more about customization options, call Dreamstyle Remodeling at (877) 721-1590 today for your free, no-pressure, in-home consultation.