How to Customise Your Front Door

When designing a new front door for your home, it’s usually for a variety of reasons which blend both enhancing the look and function of your property. From eliminating draughts and improving security to creating an attractive entrance at your home, there are plenty of benefits on offer. However, to produce the best design, there are a number of ways you can customise the look of your front door. As well as choosing the right front door material, here are some of the bespoke options available.


Fanlights are the small windows located either above or at the top of a door or another window. When incorporated into a front door design, it’s an opportunity to put your own stamp on the entrance, and you can even design a completely unique pattern. Fanlights are one of the most versatile features selected for a front door with different shapes (usually rectangular or a semi-circle), colours and patterned designs on offer. You can even choose different types of textured glass, depending on the look you want to achieve. Fanlights also help to transform hallways, letting in more light, colour and becoming an attractive feature from the inside of the home too.

Front door design guides: how to customise your front door | Merton WindowsColours & Finishes

One of the main decisions you’ll make when selecting your front door design is its colour. Most suppliers offer an array of RAL shades to choose from, and some like to match this to their windows and doors or create a different look. It’s easy to pair up a shade to your property’s features both inside and out with dual colour options. Finishing effects can also customise the look, including gloss, matte and woodgrain effects. If choosing a composite door, its design will emulate the look of real wood which is a great solution for those who want a low maintenance option.

Hardware, Accessories & Glazing

The finished look of your front door wouldn’t be complete without choosing from an array of hardware and accessories available. This includes picking from a collection of stylish handles, letterboxes and door knockers. You can also replace glazing elements with solid panels if you want more privacy. If opting to completely transform your front door area with a porch, it provides even more customisation options for the space, including brickwork and side windows. For those with a wide front door area, you can implement side panels alongside your front door. A window and door specialist will help you match these products to create a beautifully uniform look.

Ready to design your new front door?

Here at Merton Windows, we supply and install a range of replacement front and back doors, as well as attractive porches at homes across London and Surrey. We provide products from top manufacturers and can talk you through all the bespoke choices to create the ultimate front door for your property. Covering locations such as Earlsfield, Motspur Park and Putney, get in touch for a free consultation and no obligation quotation.