One of the most important features of a new home or remodel is the door. The door is often the first thing we notice, so be sure to look for good quality and a stylish look.
There are a variety of different doors you can purchase; some are built simply for functionality, and some to add a unique look to your home. You should know the different types of doors and what they are best used for before you head out to your local building stores.
The entry doors are those on the outside of your house and people enter and exit the house through them. Although you may have several, the front door is usually an item that people first notice when they look at your house. A good design plan will include a door that complements the rest of the home and even serves as a focal point. Also, we usually welcome visitors at the front door so it should make a welcoming statement. You can find plain entry doors, but the more creative and artistic looking are more popular.
Most entry doors are made of fiberglass, steel, or wood. Wood doesn’t insulate well, but both fiberglass and steel do quite well. You can also have glass inlays on your door to give it a unique look and feel. There are many different options you can find for your entry doors and you can end up spending a few hundred dollars or a few thousand.
Patio doors are another type of door that you will likely need for your home. As with entry doors, you can have something very simple or very extravagant. The most common type of patio door is the sliding door. The sliding door is a bit out of fashion right now, but allows you to have a full window plus you don’t need to worry about providing enough room for a door to open. This is especially important if you have limited space such as in an apartment.
As a popular option to patio doors are the distinct and distinguished French doors. These look especially imposing in a room when they open out onto a beautiful patio. Their typical grid-like design adds a nice oriental feel to a room. You can find a variety of French doors with different colors and styling to suit your home.
You may be thinking about adding a storm door to your home. During the summer they allow you to let in some nice fresh air and of course more light. If your home needs insulating, they aren’t the best option, but they will definitely brighten up a dark front room. Storm doors are typically made from metal, screen, or glass.
It takes a great deal of effort to find a door that suits your requirement and also reflects your style and taste. They are the point at which guests are welcomed into the house and are something that you notice every day. A new door can make all the difference to the look and feel of your house. This comes at a cost and therefore, you need to shop around before deciding on one.