Your Home’s Front Entrance Plays A Big Role
In A First Impression
When many Orange County homeowners reflect on the beauty of their home, the front door is often overlooked or, even worse, neglected. The front entry door to a home is the very first thing guests and passersby notice and can make or break a first impression.
It may seem like a simple step, but revamping your front entryway can boost your home’s curb appeal, overall value, and how you feel about your home.
You can design your front entryway and door to directly reflect your style preferences and vibe. After all, you should love every aspect of your home! If you are considering giving your front door entrance a makeover, keep these five ideas in mind.
1. A New Paint Job Never Hurt!
If you are not in the market for a brand new front door or simply love your existing door, a fresh coat of paint is a great alternative. If you take a walk around your neighborhood, you are sure to see a variety of front door color combinations in tandem with the home. Typically, using a bold contrasting color is a great way to make your front door stand out against the rest of the home.
The alternative to a contrasting colorway would be a complimenting colorway. For example, if your home utilizes shades of black and white, painting your door and trim black and white would fit right in.
Whichever color you decide is best for your home, be sure it reflects the vibe you are trying to create in the home.
2. A Grand Entryway Is A Hot Trend
If you are ready to open up your entryway, large doors are the way to go. Front doors come in a wide range of sizes, all the way up to 8 feet! Because doors are the gateway into the home, large doors give a welcoming and inviting feeling right off the bat.
If you opt for a door with glass panels, a larger door will subsequently have larger panes of glass, thus letting more natural light into the home. If you are looking for inspiration, be sure to check examples of our past work.
3. Transoms & Sidelights
While not every home is structurally capable of having sidelights or transoms installed, they are a great way to transform your front door entrance into something truly spectacular. Sidelights are panes of glass that are installed on the left and/or right sides of the door, while transoms are panes of glass that are installed along the top of the door.
Both options will increase the amount of light in your home and give you a peek into the outdoors. If privacy and safety are the main concern, frosted glass panels will keep prying eyes from looking into your home. Be sure to contact the original contractor who built your home to ensure your home is ready for sidelights and transoms before purchasing any materials.
4. Removing Or Replacing Shutters
Shutters are a rare occurrence in Southern California, but many homes still have nonfunctional shutters affixed to the siding of the home purely for aesthetic reasons. You may love the shutters on your home, but if they are broken, chipped, or have peeling paint — they could seriously be bringing down the curb appeal of your home.
Consider repainting your shutters the same color as your front door to keep the look consistent with the rest of the home. If you aren’t in love with your shutters, removing them altogether can give your entryway a more modern, less cluttered look.
5. Add Outdoor Decor
Adding elements of decor around your front entryway can be the finishing touch to complete the look you are going for. Seasonal decor such as wreaths and pumpkins are phenomenal options that you can swap out throughout the year. Welcome mats, house numbers, and signs should be used sparingly and should typically match the color of your door to avoid becoming an eyesore.
Keeping your front door entrance neat and tidy is one of the best ways to give your entryway a makeover without having to spend a penny.
Is It Time To Replace Your Front Entry Door?
See How We Can Help You Today!
If your front entry door is past the point of saving, your new door is just a phone call away! To keep things simple and easy for you, we will even bring our mobile showroom straight to your home so you can physically touch and see our various door options.
With the very best fiberglass door options, we are sure to have the perfect fit for your home, budget, and style preferences.
Ready to get started? Give us a call at (714) 974-5728 to schedule your free consultation.