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Things To Consider When Designing Your New Front Door

It goes without saying that it is important to ensure that your home is always giving off the right first impression and your home’s facade plays such a huge role in this. Thankfully, as a homeowner, there are many different things you can do to improve the look of your home’s facade and one thing that is incredibly easy to do but can make such a big difference in this regard is; installing new windows and doors.


One door, in particular, that makes such a dramatic impact on the look of a home is the front door and replacing this is a brilliant place to start. You will find that a new front door will instantly enhance your home’s appearance and improve your kerb appeal. These days, you have limitless possibilities when it comes to new front doors too and many will even decide to design their own front door from scratch. Of course, there are a multitude of benefits to this and if this is something you’re interested in, be sure to think about the following when doing so;


The material the door will be made from


This is one of the first things to think about and it is likely to influence the majority of the other decisions you make for your front door. Nowadays, the two most popular options are; composite doors and uPVC doors, so take a look at both of these materials and see which would be most suitable for your new door. There is no right or wrong answer, they’re both a brilliant option.


The frame for the new door


Commonly, front doors are fairly straightforward when it comes to the frame and more often than not, it will be a simple single door. However, if you’re lucky enough to have space for a fanlight frame or a single/double sidelight frame, then you should consider what type of frame you’d like to install for your new door to sit in.

The style of the main door


For many, this is the hardest decision to make when designing a front door. Nowadays, there are so many incredible unique styles to choose from no matter whether you’re wanting a traditional front door or something more modern. Take some time to look at the different door styles and think about which will best suit your home.


The colours used in the design


Of course, you will always have to think about the colours you’d like your door to be as well. Start by deciding on the exterior colour, after all this is probably the most important, but don’t forget to think about the interior colour too. With lots of different colours and shades to choose from, you will easily be able to find something that’s perfect.


The glazing options for any windows


If you have any windows in the door frame or the style that you’ve chosen, you should also think about the glazing options available. Even if you know that you want double glazing, you should also think about whether you’d like obscure glass or patterned glass too. Many are surprised just how versatile glazing can be, so be sure to explore all of your options.


The hardware and finishing touches


Lastly, take some time to think about the finishing touches. You have control over all of the hardware from the handle to the letterbox and there are lots of designs to choose from. Of course, you need to decide which material you’d like the hardware to be as well, but ensure you bear in mind all other aspects of the design when doing so.


Designing a new front door in Oxfordshire


Hopefully, taking the time to think about everything mentioned above will help you to get a much clearer idea of what you’re looking for in a new front door and, when it comes to designing yours from scratch, you can ensure that every single element is perfect. When working on a new front door design, it is always beneficial to use a design visualiser tool, so why not start playing around with different options today.


If you’re searching for a local company that can assist you with front doors in Oxfordshire, be sure to contact us here at UK Building Plastics Direct. We provide a vast selection of different exterior doors and we invite you to visit one of our showrooms to view them today. A member of our experienced friendly team will also gladly sit down with you to discuss your ideas for a bespoke design in more detail and we will do all we can to provide you with a beautiful new front door for your property.

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