*This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. All opinions and ideas are 100% mine.
Today I wanted to share with you three of my favorite styles for new front doors.
Since the front door is the first and last thing our friends and family will see when visiting our home, it’s important to pick a door that is beautiful and inviting.
Some may think that you would only see modern style doors on modern style houses…
However, I’ve also noticed more and more lately that a lot of people updating older homes are using modern front door designs. I love the contrast between a older, traditional style home with a modern front door. I’ve also seen a lot of modern doors on farmhouse style homes as well, and they are stunning!
Similar to the craftsman style, modern style doors also have clean, straight lines. However, they are even more minimalistic and simplistic in design, and often larger in size. They may sometimes have blocked or square raised panels or panes with frosted or translucent glass. The hardware on modern doors also tend to be large and follow the same clean lines.
Traditional style doors usually feature raised panels in any number from two to twelve.
They also usually feature glass inserts, some with scrollwork or colored panes.
What I have been loving is a more modern spin on the traditional looking doors, like the one below. They usually have wider glass panes with thinner grid pieces.
Most of the door styles above can be made of these three popular choices of material:
Wood doors are classic and have a rich sense of character. There are many types of wood to chose from which can be stained or painted, which gives you a lot of style options for your front door. They are also very customizable to the size, shape, or style you prefer.
Wood doors require a bit of maintenance and upkeep. They need to be sealed immediately after installation to keep them from warping or swelling over time. You will want to reseal the doors every couple of years as well as touch up the stain or paint over the years from wear and tear.
Fiberglass doors can give you the look of wood doors, but with a bit more durability. They work well in most climates, including extremely cold and damp conditions. They can also be stained or painted to give you the look you are after. Fiberglass entry doors also have an insulated core, which offers additional protection from the elements.
Steel is one of the toughest materials for your front door. It is very durable and energy efficient because of the insulated foam in the middle of each steel panel.
Steel doors can be easily scratched or dented which are difficult to repair and can easily rust. They also are difficult to stain, which means they are usually painted and can sometimes chip.
After looking at all of the options above, we decided to go with double wood doors in a traditional style similar to the ones we had at our previous home…
We already know that we love the look of these doors, so it was an easy choice. However, our new doors for our Tennessee home will have a lighter stain and different style of glass panes. We are excited to get them installed and can’t wait to share them with you!
So, what is your favorite style and material for a front door?