The front door is part of your home’s curb appeal. It’s your opportunity to give guests and potential home buyers a glimpse of what your home is really like. Starting with the area around the doorway, you can create lasting appeal and a unique look using these tips.
Rustic or Modern
A modern look is very color coordinated, and very angular. Modern is all about simplicity, so expect these entryways to have shaped vases, small and well-kept plants and remain highly color coordinated. Rustic styles have an older feel to them, and look especially nice on revamped homes from the 50s or 60s. Rustic evokes feelings of country living, but really it’s anything older that evokes a vintage feel.
Wood is especially important in rustic pieces. A wood front door is a good place to start, but don’t forget the accessories. Wrought iron on the door frame, either in the corners of the door or over the peep hole, also help to compliment the look.
The style and wood used to build the door also make a difference. Some doors are solid wood, with or without molding attached. Mahogany is probably one of the most common woods used in door construction. It has an attractive grain finish to it, and insulates the home well. Especially when paired with thicker glass. You can also opt for Douglas Fir or Knotty Alder, the latter being more of a sandy finish.
The door is the centerpiece, so your choices there will affect what your entryway will look like as a finished product.