Are you looking for new doors? Do you want to change the curb appeal of your house by focusing on your front door? Or do you want to change the look of your interior by changing the doors? The look of your doors is more important that you may realize. Updating the color, shape, or size of your door will update the look and feel of your entire house
Let’s start by talking about your front door. You don’t need to do a whole exterior home remodel to change things up, just try getting a new front door. You don’t want to have to deal with the hassle of calling the city planner and then hiring a contractor. A simple way to make a few updates is by replacing your doors.Many people think of custom staircases or beautiful light fixtures to make renovations to their home, but what about a good front door? Are you trying to decide whether or not to upgrade or replace altogether?
Here’s some options for upgrading your existing door:
1. Change your door’s hardware.
Changing the type of metal used or the shape of your handle and lock can change the look of the entire door. Your eye will be drawn to the new hardware, making your old door look new.
2. Paint it blue.
For 2019, blue is THE color for front doors. Paint your front door blue, red, or another bold color that will stand out in contrast to the color of your house.
3. Install a smart lock or video doorbell.
Forget about looks for now. Make your door more functional. Smart locks are definitely trending for 2019. No matter how safe your city is, why wouldn’t you want a keypad your kids can use to get in the house that automatically locks when they are inside? Have you ever gone somewhere and wondered if you locked your door? A smart lock has an app that will let you lock or unlock your door remotely. Video doorbells let you see who is at your front door. You can even talk to them through the app, even if you are not at home.
If you decide you want to replace your front door, you’ve got some exciting options:
- Go oversized. A huge trend in doors over the last several years has been the bigger, the better. Doors 12 ft. high are becoming commonplace. Some large heavy doors are being installed with pivot hinges (no traditional hinge on the side of the door, only hinges at the top and bottom of the door, allowing it to swing 360 degrees.
- Change the material and style of your door. Steel doors are becoming more popular for homeowners going for a minimalist industrial or modern look. Steel doors can look beautiful and are durable and affordable. Their one downside is that scratches and dents are difficult to repair. Look for doors with clean lines and little molding around the panels. Do you like glass? You can incorporate glass into your door as well.
If the look of your home is more traditional, wood is always in style. Oversized wood doors are on trend for 2019. Wood is beautiful and durable but its downside is that it can be expensive to maintain.
Another material is fiberglass. Fiberglass can be painted or stained to look wood-like from a distance. It’s low maintenance and relatively inexpensive.
What about interior doors?
Just like exterior doors, the trend with interior doors is sleek, clean lines with little or no molding. No need to do a whole home remodel, just upgrade your doors. Doors can be white or painted the color of the walls. Barn doors are another fun trend for 2019. People like them because they don’t take up space opening into a room; they slide open and shut. They fit well with contemporary designs. Interior doors can vary in price, depending on the materials from which they are made; solid wood doors are more expensive than composite wood doors with hollow cores. Whatever your plans are for getting a new door, give us a call. We are much more than just one of the best custom staircase contractors, we are also happy to help with your other interior design needs.