Your home’s entry door plays a starring role when it comes to curb appeal. Think about your front door and ask yourself a few questions. Is it performing to your standards as the focal point of your home? Is it the first impression you want to give?
If you had a slight grimace on your face while answering those questions, don’t worry. A simple change or two can entirely transform your home’s first impression. We have six simple ways to help you update your front door and create a grand entrance to your home.
1. Give your front door a blast of color
Other than removing a storm door, one of the simplest ways to revamp your entryway is to paint your front entry door a bold new color. Choose a darker shade for the front door if your home’s brick or siding is light; choose a light or bright shade if the rest of your home is dark.
It helps that bright-colored doors are on-trend. Homeowners are choosing to use their front door as a statement that draws attention and invites viewers in. While shades of red have been popular for a few years, yellow and blue front doors have recently seen a welcome spike in popularity.
If the thought of a blue door makes you, well, blue, don’t sweat it. Choose a color and shade that suits you, compliments your home, and fits your neighborhood. Also, make sure to choose an exterior paint designed for the door type; there are paints and primers for steel, fiberglass, and wood door surfaces.
For more information on finding the perfect home exterior door color, check out our guide for some great door ideas, How to Choose a Front Door Color for Your Home.
2. Swap out the address number
House numbers are a must for every home, but they are often an afterthought. However, making a change can be easy as 123, 1428, 4227, or whatever number you reside at. The abundance of font, color, and mounting style options means that homeowners have endless ways to be unique. Unique numbers can not only show your address but also the personality of your home.
3. Replace the hardware
If your door has the original brass handle and knocker that was there the day you moved in — hello —it’s probably time for a mini makeover with some front door décor. Updating basic door hardware to something more modern will add style and interest to your door.
4. Another bright idea
Updating your exterior light fixtures, particularly if you have a fixture adjacent to your front door, can boost the look of your entrance and dress up your door.
It’s important to consider proportions when selecting lighting, as outside lights can appear larger. You can also add accent lighting to provide a clear path to the house or accentuate your landscaping. When it comes to front door renovations, sometimes lighting will add all the magic you need.
5. Go green or go home
In the world of entry door decorating ideas, it’s fairly easy to go green. Plants are a great way to add depth and dimension to your entryway. Design experts suggest symmetry — you can go simple by defining the doorway with matching planters on either side or various plants of different heights for a more intricate look.
6. Treat yourself to a new front door renovation
There are many ways to decorate your door, but to truly transform your front door, consider a replacement. A new door can certainly enhance your home aesthetically, but it can also add home security, cost efficiency, and a boost of curb appeal that can increase your home’s value.
A more prominent entryway creates an open, inviting feel and allows more light to enter your home. Widening doors can also make your home appear more accessible and stylish.
There are many front door styles that you can choose from, but we suggest you go with the experts who’ve seen it all. Clarity Windows and Doors offers two of the highest-quality replacement door options on the market: the Malibu Series by Anlin Window and ProVia Doors.
Malibu Series by Anlin
Anlin’s Malibu doors are designed as the perfect companion to Anlin’s Del Mar, Catalina, Panoramic, and Coronado replacement window series. They all offer the same beauty, energy-saving technology, and quality. They’re also backed by the most inclusive warranty in the industry.
ProVia makes custom doors with the highest standards of durability, security, and energy efficiency in the residential market. ProVia knows a thing or two about customizing doors to please homeowners because they’ve been crafting them for more than 35 years.
Whether it’s a coat of paint, a door replacement, or another idea, updating your front door is an investment worth your time. Your entrance provides guests with a glimpse of what they can expect to see throughout your home.
And our door is always open. If you’d like more information on door replacements or any of these improvement ideas, contact the team at Clarity Windows & Doors. Call us at (972) 393-3991 or visit us at claritywindows.com.