The first impression of a home is largely dependent on the front door. It happens to be the transitional part of the facade that depicts what one can expect from the interiors of your home. Incidentally, it also is a determining factor in the overall appeal of your home. The main door, like any other exterior material, has to be sturdy and tough to withstand the elements. At the same time, it has to complement the interiors of your home aesthetically. Of the many materials available for the front door- three primary materials predominate—wood, steel and fibreglass composite. Take a walk through of these entrance door designs suggested by the interior designers and decorators at homify to get ideas of the materials as well as combinations that work well for your home.
An ivory main entrance door, when contrasted with mahogany wooden floors, make for the perfect welcome! Fibreglass composite doors last several years with the added advantage of not requiring paint or stain touch-ups. They are ideal for harsh as well as humid climates and are known to last much longer than wood or steel.
Welcome guests, family and friends with this one of a kind main entrance door. The entrance takes on duality – one of material and the other of colour. With the dynamic duo of glass and wood, the door makes quite the impression. When finished off with the contrast of grey and white with greenery to complement, this door does stand out.
Wood is quite common a choice for the main entrance door surpassing faux substitutes by miles in terms of sturdiness and durability. Modern wood door models often make use of a wood core with a veneer coating. The unique combination not only makes for a sturdy exterior but also lowers the overall cost of the door.
Patterned details take a regular wooden door to a new level. Intricate motifs or geometrical patterns can be carved into the door and are most prominent when used on a lighter shade of wood. Combined with the right knob or door handle the entrance is complete! Vastu tips for the main door should also be kept in mind when choosing a design.
Pre-finished wood doors make quite the impression. Durable stains and high-gloss finishes are an ideal choice as they not only protect the wood but also add to the overall look of the home. It is important to note that the finish of the door should be extended to the edges to prevent the absorption of moisture.
In some homes, the main entrance door opens out into a corridor which leaves more room for experimentation when it comes to the holistic impact that the entrance makes. A simple teak door can be accentuated with the addition of lighting as depicted in the image.
Although wood doors are quite expensive as a full system includes pre-hung doors, hinges, locksets and weather stripping, they are durable and aesthetically pleasing. A textured wooden main entrance door allows you to play around with materials and colours of your choice.
A solid wood door is perfect for the entrance, as depicted in the image. Mahogany and walnut wood are the ideal combination as they are both traditional and versatile materials. Pave way for the perfect entrance with the addition of carved metallic gates. Doors and gates can be combined in many ways to create a long lasting impression of the first view of your home.