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Design Tips for Your Entry Door

Your main entry door is so much more than just a way to get in and out of your house, your door is also a major part of your home’s curb appeal.

The obvious way to get more out of your entryway is to install a glorious new door that fits your homes style and desired goals. However, if a new door isn’t in the plan quite yet but you still want to freshen it up, here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your entry door.

Paint Your Door

Adding a little pop of colour is a fantastic way to make the most of your door. Recent trends are for entry doors to use a bold colour that accents the home well. This will draw the eye in to the focal point of your home and lead them towards the entrance.

Lead The Eye

Beyond the door itself, everything around the door matters. From how you have your walkway setup, to the landscaping, all of it leads the eye toward parts of your home. If they currently lead the eye to the wrong places – the roof line, side yard fence, or garage for example – you may want to reconfigure your layout to draw visitors in to your front door.

Landscaping and Plants

A great way to enhance interest is with landscaping and potted plants. If you have a small porch or deck, adding a few extra pieces of green can be just what you need to spruce up an empty space.

LV_60_Lariat_6_MBChanging Door Hardware

Sometimes a simple change of door hardware is all you need to go from old-and-tired to modern-and-fresh. Our showroom is a great place to explore plenty of hardware that will upgrade your front door.

Door Moulding

How your door is framed can also make a major difference. If you’re using the wrong type of moulding, perhaps something too plain when it should be more detailed, it can bring down the look of the door. Exploring entry doors on Pinterest is a great way to find out what will work for you home.

Clean the Space

Not every change needs to be drastic, and a simple tidying up of the area can do wonders. Removing clutter and weeds and placing garbage bins and toys elsewhere can have a huge effect on your front door.

Open it Up

Much like cleaning, clearing out the space can have a drastic effect on your door as well. This may mean cutting back bushes, removing some landscaping elements, or taking down the cute ornaments you thought would decorate your front entry.

royston1Enhance the Lighting

Lastly, you may just need to change how you light the area. Too little lighting can make a front door look drab and eerie. Too much lighting can make it feel like a hospital entrance. Finding a balance with the right fixtures and styles can go a long way to sprucing up your entryway.

If you’re looking for ideas our showroom is full of them. We can introduce you to styles of doors that may work better on your home than your current choice. Talk to our experts to see what will really make your home pop!