How to Design the Perfect Entryway for Your Home
What does your entryway say about your home? Is it welcoming? Is it different? Does the entry door match the architectural style of your home? It’s no secret that your entryway is the introduction to your home, but many homeowners don’t take the time to create one that stands out. What does this require? What should you be considering when designing your entryway? It all begins with the right door.
Looking to revamp the entrance to your home? Here’s what you should be thinking about.
What is the Architectural Style of Your Home?
Creating a custom entry door means the door can be designed specifically to fit the style of your home. The question becomes, what is the style of your home? Is it Victorian, Ranch, Craftsman, Greek Revival? Every type of home has a standard door style that matches it, but don’t always let that limit your design options. Your entry door doesn’t have to match the strict style of door that has historically been placed on your style of home.
Some entry door styles to consider include:
- Barn doors
- Speakeasy/dungeon doors
- Modern/contemporary doors
- Farmhouse doors
- Craftsmen doors
- Arched top doors
What Type of Garage Door Do You Have?
What does your garage door have to do with your entryway? Many homeowners ignore their garage doors when choosing an entryway door, and this is a large mistake. Matching your garage and entryway doors creates a cohesive home façade that looks incredible. The intentional matching of architectural designs creates a striking and unique look for your home, and it’s completely achievable when you work with the same company to build your custom garage door and your entry door.
Don’t Forget an Entry Gate!
Have a fenced in yard with a pathway leading up to your entry door? Finish it off with a custom entry gate that adds security, privacy, and beauty to your yard. Whether large or small, custom entry gates add character. They are also the first thing people will see when visiting. They are the initial “entrance” to your home. Combining a matching garage and entry door with a brand-new gate will be one of the best exterior investments you will make. When all the entrances to your home are welcoming and unique, you’ll have a home that you can be proud of.