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As you drive around neighborhoods in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, you've probably noticed that some homes catch your eye more quickly than others. Those attractive homes have what real estate pros refer to as 'curb appeal.' Curb appeal is definitely desirable, and there are a number of factors that go into creating a look that stands out.
Most people focus on the overall look of the exterior of their home, without thinking about the smaller details such as the entry door of the house. Overlooking an entry door is a huge oversight because the front door is often the first thing that people see before entering your home. A cheap door will lower the overall appeal of your home; a high-quality door will help improve its appearance, while also offer added security at the same time.
Overlooking the quality and appearance of the main entry door is a huge oversight because the front door is often the first thing that people see before entering your home. A cheap door will lower the overall appeal of your home; a high-quality door will help improve its appearance, while also offering added security at the same time.
At Quarve Contracting we install entry doors, and we've got some helpful tips to help you decide on just the right door for your space.
Tips for Choosing a New Front Door
Choose a Door that Matches Your Home’s Architecture
Every house is built with a specific architectural style in mind. An old multi-story Victorian style home looks significantly different than a more modern Craftsman one level bungalow. It’s important to choose an entry door that goes well with the style of your home. Don’t slap a modern metallic finish door on the front of a Victorian style home, unless you want to create an odd contrast. Instead, go with a classic wooden door that’s carefully finished with stylish accents appropriate for the period. Try to pick a color and door style that mix well with your home; otherwise, you’ll do more harm than good by changing the entry door option.
Go for a Contrast Look
It’s not a bad idea to play it safe when choosing a door and choose something that’s going to blend nicely, but that’s not the only option that you have to take. If you would rather, you can invest in a high contrast door that’s significantly lighter or darker than the rest of your home. This transforms your door into a focal point and is a good move, but you must be careful to pick a style and color that still matches your home, even though it contrasts with it. One of the hot trends in home exteriors for the past few years has been the vividly-colored front door. Cherry red looks terrific against white siding, and lemon yellow can be a good contrast with a dark blue exterior.
Look to Your Neighbors
Most planned neighborhoods follow a theme or type when it comes to home style. Take a look around the homes close to yours for entry doors that really stand out as looking nice, and consider modeling your own door around these examples.
Figure out which doors you like the best, and jot down ideas that you get from them for your own entry door. With these ideas in mind, head to your local door specialist and pick out an option that is high quality and that will look great at the front of your home. If you aren’t sure about which option you should go with, look at the many different doors on the market for a quality door that isn’t overpriced. They come in many styles, so you can pick out one that fits your home well. We install quality Therma-Tru and Mastercraft® entry doors
, and we can help you select one that will work with your home's exterior.
Here are some other considerations to keep in mind when choosing the best front door for your home.
Your front door is vitally important, so make sure that you choose it carefully, and that you get something you can be proud of. Speak with us at Quarve
when it's time to have a new front door installed. We are a licensed Minnesota home remodeling contractor, and we'd love to help you up the curb appeal of your home with the right entry doors.