Are the pictures shown in this article typical builders’ doors? No.
 
Are they inexpensive? Absolutely not.
 
Are they dramatic and do they reflect the home’s style and the owner’s personality? Definitely yes.
 
When designing your home, you may not give a lot of thought to your front door. After all, there are so many details that require your attention.
 
Yet the front door is the first thing people see before entering your home and their last impression when leaving—not to forget the pleasure you receive.
 
Why not make it special? Why not have your front door be a WOW factor?
 
The entry door can set the stage for your entire home.
 
Take a look at the doors chosen in these photos. Each one is unique and each complements the home’s architecture.
 
What gives drama to this door is its height which appears larger than it really is. The wood provides warmth, the sidelites and transom window allow light to illuminate the foyer.
 
This exquisite door is made of a bonded metal and the handles mimic the circular shape of its design. The dark color contrasts beautifully with the light paint color. Certainly not for every budget, this door costs approximately $21,000 including the hardware—but what a design statement it makes.
 
This custom glass door with its wood vine overlay allows maximum light from the outdoors to pour into the space as well as connect with the landscaping.
 
The door on this Mediterranean styled home is designed to complement the exterior as seen in the next photo. Its curves match the curved windows and the wood matches the beams used above the rectangular windows.
 
Traditional architecture can have a dramatic entrance as shown in this photo. Rather than having the door alone, adding the sidelites and the transom window gives the entrance more importance. It’s carried through with the same color paint used on the iron railings and light fixtures.
 
This very dramatic pivot door was designed to compliment the unusual architecture of the home as seen in the following photo. An ordinary door wouldn’t have worked nearly as well. The red color serves as a punctuation point.
 
These examples show how powerful the design of a front door can be.
 
Not shown but worthy of consideration, are custom designed leaded and beveled glass doors. Check out custom art glass studios for examples.
 
No matter what front door you choose, make sure it compliments the architecture of your home and gives you pleasure.
 
Until next time…
 
Blessings fro my home to yours,
 
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you create spaces that foster happiness and well-being
 
Photos via HOUZZ

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