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Your front door is one of the first things your guests will notice about your home. Whether you are building a brand-new home or renovating your existing one, a beautiful front door will make a great first impression. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing your front door to complement your home’s design.
The first consideration is the type of material: wood, glass, steel or fiberglass. Each has its own advantages in terms of beauty, security, energy-efficiency, ease of maintenance and longevity. The type of door you choose can be a personal selection based on these criteria, while maintaining the overall home’s architectural style.
Each type of door comes in various styles, including contemporary, Craftsmen, rustic, French, pivot, arched, rounded, sliding and storm. Additionally, each door is manufactured to include a variety of accents, such as windows of different shapes and sizes with clear, privacy or decorative glass, among others. Other considerations include choices of sidelights and transoms.
Lastly, an endless selection of hardware- locks, hinges, kick plates and handles that complement the home’s style provides the perfect finishing touch. Choose from rustic hammered iron, modern brushed nickel, chrome finishes and more! The hardware finish you choose will perfectly complement your door and your home.
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