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How to Choose an Entry Door Design?
Designing an entry door is not an easy task especially because it is visible to passers-by and is instrumental in welcoming your guests. Moreover, there are numerous designs available in the market and thus confusion can mar your judgement. So, here are a few tips that will guide you to choose the design of your entry door with ease.
Review magazines and online sites for various designs of houses that are similar to yours and take a note of the designs that they have chosen for their entrance door. This will help you get an idea of the kind of style that will suit the entrance of your house.
Make a note of those elements that you want the entrance door of your house to have. For instance, you might want a peep hole, a nameplate or a particular type of tinted glass or colour or finish.
It is better to choose a door that is wide enough to move your furniture in and out of the house.
Designing can affect the privacy of your home too. For instance, doors with glass panes obviously offer less privacy than wooden ones. However, if you like the former, you can choose treated glass which is opaque to visitors though you can see the outdoors from inside your house.
If you have any space constraints then you can opt for a sliding or bi-folding door. They do not take up much floor space when opened and hence are apt to provide some space to the room.
Do not compromise on security while choosing the design as break-ins and burglaries might occur through your main entrance door too. So if you reside in an isolated area or any area that is not safe, you can choose an iron door as it is the strongest and safest.
Maintenance is another issue when it comes to entrance doors because it is constantly affected by the changes in the weather. For instance, if you choose a wooden door, then it might rot, or develop cracks due to weather changes. Similarly, an iron door might rust. So you can either treat them and provide maintenance regularly or choose a UPVC door which is almost zero on maintenance.
Moreover, accessories like latches, locks, knobs and the like that matches the door should be chosen carefully with both style and security in mind.
You can also spruce up the entrance of your house by placing some potted plants, making small benches, brick/pebble pathway and providing good lighting in the roof area.