Make An Entrance With A Great Front Door

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Home Builder with Javic Homes

By Missi McCombs

Everyone has heard that quote, “Your eyes are the windows to your soul.” Using that logic, your home’s entry door is the passage to your heart. Entry doors are a major component of curb appeal and ideally they should make a big statement that exhibits cohesive character with the style of your home. When selecting a front door you have to consider not only the look, but also energy efficiency and maintenance.

When paired with blue siding and white molding, this vibrant yellow door becomes a bright focal point that sets a cheerful tone before one even enters this home.

Entry doors are made from steel, fiberglass, or wood and each has their own strengths and weaknesses.

Steel –Is the most cost effective option, and offers more insulation that a traditional wood door. But, you might have to sacrifice some style options if you opt for a steel door.

Fiberglass – Offers many style options, including a wood grain texture that can be stained. Home builders Tampa Florida favor this choice since it does a good job of blocking out humidity and heat, yet can also offer a stylish door that doesn’t require the maintenance of its’ wood counterpart.

Wood – The bottom line is that it costs more, requires maintenance, and is not as energy efficient. BUT, it is wood…and it is beautiful (as long as you maintain it)!

In addition to selecting the material that the door will be made of, you also have to consider panel design, stained vs. painted, and the option of glass panels.

A red front door is thought to invite good energy in feng shui. Unique details, such as a sleek handle and the glass panels give this traditional home an edgy vibe.
Dramatic use of color can add oomph to a traditional entryway. A black door paired with white molding and trim offers a look that's classic yet bold.

Your front door says a lot about your home. It welcomes family and guests, as well as provides style to your home’s exterior. Building a custom home allows you to select the material, color, style and design of your door, so that you can make an excellent entrance.

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Comments (2)

Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

I absolutely agree!  The impact of an impressive front door is immeasurable!

Sep 07, 2012 12:00 AM
Jon Solomon
Javic Homes - Tampa, FL

Janna - You get no arguement from me.  I agree that there's no second chance for a good impression without a good front door.

Sep 10, 2012 03:36 AM