We all know how important curb appeal is – the importance of a nicely manicured yard and fresh paint on the trim. But, sometimes we forget what a huge impact a simple front door can make. We’ll repaint or stain our original door over and over or simply neglect it altogether. But, how about giving your front porch a face lift and an entirely new personality with a new front door? You would be amazed at the transformation in your front elevation that a beautiful front door can create. There are a great many styles to choose from – styles that range from simple to over the top. Here are a range of beautiful styles from a company called Entrada Doors.
Iron and glass. How snazzy is this for an entrance into your home?
Double doors serve double duty in making a great impact.
I love the arch top on these doors.
If you want to tone down the look a bit then simplifying the iron and glass and adding the clavos might be a way to personalize the door to suit your style. (That’s the little diamond shape iron embellishments you see on the bottom.)
This wooden door has several extra details: Clavos, glass w/iron grill, v-groove design in the wood, arch top. Absolutely beautiful.
A closer look at the window and iron grill. Cool, huh?
Clavos. Many companies offer round clavos as well.
You can have a solid wood front or you can have the v-groove which is the etched grooves on the panel. I prefer the v-groove.
For those who prefer a simpler look – the door above and below might suit you better than all the ornate details. No iron, no clavos, no v-groove. But, still beautiful.
Notice the eyebrow arch here instead of the full arch. Simple style with v-groove and heavy iron embellishments.
If you are a fan of the ornate and the “out there” you might like something like this door below:
So take a look at your front door and ask yourself if this addition might be just what your front porch needs. But, be careful to choose a style that suits your house – not one that looks as if it doesn’t belong.
Don’t over-simplify if an ornate door is what you need to wow up the entrance. And certainly don’t over do if a simple style suits your home’s style best.