Imagine you are walking up to a beautiful house through a neat front garden. However, as you get closer, you see the front door is old, cracked and peeling. Does it change your impression of the house – maybe even the people who live there? Chances are, it does.
The front door is one of the first things visitors see, making it a vital part of any home’s overall appearance. That’s why it’s so important to have a front door that not only represents your personal tastes, but also blends perfectly with the style of your home.
What look best suits your property?
Composite doors offer all the good looks and sturdy feel of a wooden door but with none of the maintenance headaches – and this makes them ideal for a vast range of properties, from contemporary houses to period cottages. With a wide choice of colours, styles and finishes available, it’s easy to find one to match your home.
Start by considering the age and style of your property, and surrounding properties. Would a solid, modern design work best or is a heritage design more in keeping with the building’s character. Also pay careful attention to the colours and materials already present on the exterior of your property, including the colour and style of the existing windows. A deep grey door, for instance, looks fantastic against crisp white rendering.
Add a personal touch
Your front door should reflect your tastes, just as much as the décor and furnishings inside the home. Once you’ve chosen the overall style, colour and finish, you can customise your new door with decorative glass and other options, like letterboxes, door knockers and handles. Remember that your front door will be with you for decades, so you want to create a uniquely personal design that you love, and that sets the tone for the rest of your home.
Consider your security and energy requirements
When buying any new front door, it’s important to talk to your supplier about your energy and security needs; for example, if your house is particularly draughty (or on a noisy street perhaps), you’ll want to ensure your new front door offers very high levels of insulation. Composite doors are extremely thermally efficient, and they’re among the most secure doors on the market, making them a great choice for savvy homeowners. Features like multi-point locks, which keep the door secure in several places, give extra peace of mind.
A new front door is an investment in the future of your home. Get in touch to find out more about our range of beautiful composite doors and let Merton Windows help you find exactly the right front door for your property.