When it comes to choosing a new front door, it’s important to ensure you opt for something that is both aesthetically pleasing and practical. However, it’s also a good idea to consider the overall appearance and style of your house.
By picking something that’s inconsistent, it could result in a mismatch of character – and a door that doesn’t match the personality of your house. And, let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than making a purchase you’ll live to regret – especially when it’s the first thing you see when you arrive home, and the last thing you see when you leave.
In this article, we break down all the aspects of finding the perfect front door for your house.
One of the main things to consider when searching for a new front door is the size of the door itself. Bear in mind the overall size and stature of your home, and try to aim for something that maintains a good house to door ratio. Don’t opt for something too big that distracts away from the other characteristic features of your home, but also something that will grab attention and enhance curb appeal.
Conventionally, the typical London door width happens to be anywhere from 32” to 36”. But you can go even bigger if it suits the blue. An entry space with more width will also make it easy to manoeuvre items in and out of your house.
Of course, colour is another integral aspect of your front door, and it’s so difficult to decide on a single colour when there’s an overwhelming number of options to choose from. For the best results, we recommend sticking with door colours that complement the rest of the elevation and the walls surrounding the door. Think natural wood tones or elegant blacks, greys and dark blues.
Having said that, there’s no harm in opting for colours that are trending at the moment. Some of which are bold and vibrant, making it easy for your home to stand out in the crowd. Yellows, reds, sky blue and pastel pinks are all popular choices at the moment, and super effective in enhancing curb appeal if you’re thinking of selling up.
If you already have the size and colour in mind, you may have already considered the style of the door itself. But this is often where homeowners get it wrong. With London townhouses, you can’t go wrong with a traditional Victorian style door, panelled Georgian feel, or an old town European style. These are timeless styles that not only appeal to the eye but also complement the brickwork and structure of classic London homes. Use it to your advantage.
Let There Be Light!
By allowing more light to enter your house, your home looks aesthetically pleasing from every angle. In fact, the more natural light inside the house, the more open it feels, and the better your mood. It’s also great if you’re keen on maintaining some natural greenery throughout your home.
If your house is troubled with dark gloomy hallways and awkwardly-placed windows, why not choose a door that is full of at least ¾ lite panel. You could even experiment with different glass panel configurations, designs and shapes. All of these can be used to make the glass door all the more pretty to look at, and an awesome first impression for guests and visitors.