One of the very first things that people see when they approach your home is the front entrance door. It gives visitors a glimpse into your personal sense of style and reveals your design aesthetic right away. No matter what type of home you own, from an older, remodelled farmhouse, to a new, modern home, an exterior wood door is always a good choice. Here are five ideas for beautiful wood door styles that you are sure to love.
For a more rustic look, a wood plank door is an awesome choice. They can be found with either vertical or horizontal lines to compliment the look of the rest of your home’s exterior. Perhaps one of the most stunning examples of this style comes with a rounded top. They are also available in more traditional arched top or flat top designs. In most cases you have a wide variety of wood finishes to choose from to suit your home and your taste. Most doors are available in darker finishes like black walnut or red oak to lighter woods such as oak, ash and hemlock.
This is one of the most traditional looking doors that you can install on your home. Raised panel doors are quite attractive in either a natural wood finish or with a painted finish. There are several panel door configurations, from two, to as many as eight panels. Quite often a window or several windows are placed inside the panels to let in light and add some flair to the door. Side lights are common accompaniments and are a beautiful way to frame the door and add interest to the entryway.
One of the most elegant and simple designs for an exterior door is the Shaker style. Simple, clean lines assure that this type of door suits just about any home, whether it’s in the country or in a big city. From single panel to multiple panel and even plank designs, there are a generous number of styles for homeowners to choose from. Generally, this door type does not have windows installed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t customize it with one if you like. Like most wood doors, they come in a wide variety of finishes from very light to very dark wood.
Wood Bar Doors
These styles are reminiscent of an old, farmhouse entry door, but they are far from rustic in appearance. Some styles incorporate both panels and windows for a hybrid mix that fulfills the need for privacy and elegance all in one. Others are full of windows either in clear glass, frosted glass or a combination of the two, to let just the right amount of light into your entryway. No matter which style you choose, you truly cannot go wrong with a wood bar door.
Modern Design Doors
Although the previously mentioned wood doors are perfect for just about any home, you may be thinking of something a bit more interesting. Luckily, there are a plethora of incredibly beautiful modern styles that are available in a variety of finishes. The best thing is that you can actually design your own unique door that truly encapsulates your own personal taste. Choose the finish as well as the size and style of windows and the type of glass and make it all your own. If you’re looking for a new entry door for your home, it can be a bit overwhelming when you see all the choices that are available.
If you need some advice, contact us or call us @ 1.800.665.1560. We’re always happy to help homeowners like yourself find the right door for their needs.