Have you ever wondered how you can make your custom home stunning from the outside-in? How can your home be as appealing as you imagine it? If you think about it, you’ll realize that the front door plays a huge role in creating that first impression. Is it inviting? Does it paint a picture of your personality or the nature of your family? There are many things to consider as you plan for an amazing front door. This post will help you think through them.
First things first, you need to ask yourself several questions that will help you arrive at the most credible decision. The following post will help you brainstorm on some of the important factors to consider:
What Type Of Front Door Is Best For My Custom Home?
Selecting a front door for an upscale home sounds deceptively easy. It’s a lot more complicated than it appears, on first pass. If you are going to try and save money on your home building budget the front entry is the last place to do it, as it sets the tone for the entire home.
I’ll limit my discussion to the three most popular materials that are used for front doors in the Central Florida area – Wrought iron, wood and fiberglass.
Steel is another option but not usually suitable for an up market, Custom Home. Read more at Active Rain…
You will need to think beyond the appeal of your front door and find out the conditions that might affect its lifespan. You do not want a situation in which you need to replace your front door because it cannot withstand the elements.
The next thing you need to consider after establishing the issues that are likely to affect your front door is the material that will best suit the existing conditions. The following post discusses the various types of materials used for doors, and tips on how best to use them:
What Door Is Right For You?
A front door – like any external material – has to be tough enough to withstand the elements. But it also should complement and add to the aesthetics of your home.
The ideal front door must be tough, yet handsome and gracious.
Since functionality is the primary (and most important) purpose, the best way to narrow down front door choices is to look at it in terms of material. The three most common exterior door materials today are wood, fiberglass composite, and steel.
WOOD DOORS: Wood is one of the more common choices for a front door. Despite the faux substitutes, nothing can beat the real deal for many homeowners. Modern wood doors are often sandwiches of wood veneer skins over a wood core. Read more at Nelson Construction and Renovations Inc…
In order to maximize on the benefits that your front door can offer, you have to do everything right. Start with the correct dimensions and quality of the material you choose. In some cases, the decision of your front door design must be made before the construction begins.
Your front door can also be custom designed. You can incorporate your own ideas and involve a designer to perfect it. The following post gives such a story:
Custom Home Gets Unique Front Door
When wood worker Glen Waller saw old wooden dam gates lying on top of a burn pile, there was no way he would let them go up in flames. They came from the Lamoille River dam in Morrisville, Vt., and the time had come to replace them with new metal gates. Even though they had been relegated to the excavator’s burn pile, Waller knew they had value and that someday he’d find a use for them. He salvaged the dam gates and stashed them in a storage unit, along with other slabs of wood he’d similarly reclaimed.
Five years later, the center-cut oak gates found a new purpose as the unique front door to a custom home by Sisler Builders. Read more at Sisler Builders…
There are no limits to what you can decide to do with your front door. You can put stuff together for the best front door in your neighborhood. Note that you also need to work with a custom home builder that is committed to seeing your dreams becoming a reality.
If you are in Fort Mill, SC and are looking for professionals to work with, OZ Custom Home Builders is the company of choice. Our 10-year experience in creating luxury homes that exceed expectations is what sets us apart from others. We guarantee you nothing but the best custom home. Call us at (803) 242-0050 or complete the contact form on our website to get started on your journey to your dream home.