There’s nothing quite like the warm welcome of a beautiful entry door. Whether it’s framed by pumpkins in the fall, ornamented with an evergreen wreath in December, or propped open on a fresh spring day, an entry door is an invitation to come home. Creating the ideal welcome for a home is something of an art that balances a home’s architecture with the tastes of its residents.
Fortunately, here at Window World Twin Cities, we specialize in creating beautiful windows and entry doors for Twin Cities homes. In this blog post, we’ll share our best advice for a step-by-step approach to creating an inviting entry to your home. Give us a call when you’re ready to roll out the red carpet to your home with a stunning and elegant entry space.
The Importance of Curb Appeal
If you’ve ever purchased a home or placed one on the market, you’re probably more than a little familiar with the concept of curb appeal. It’s one of the most important considerations when you’re getting ready to list a home because potential buyers often make a snap decision based on a home’s front exterior. Creating a home with perfect curb appeal requires a delicate dance that harmoniously blends elements like a curated landscape and perfectly manicured lawn with a home’s exterior.
But great curb appeal is about much more than just an attractive roof and appealing siding. At the heart of a home with good curb appeal, the most important component is an inviting entrance that beckons the homeowner and visitors to come in, relax, and enjoy its space. Putting together a beautiful entrance begins with an attractive front door with the right hardware, finish, and windows.
The Beauty of Metal Entry Doors
Although wooden doors were once the standard for a home’s entry, metal has become the preferred entry door choice for a number of reasons. Homeowners who prefer the look of a wooden door can get the same appeal of a traditional wood door with the strength and performance of metal.
But unlike traditional wood, metal doors won’t warp with years of moisture. You’ll also experience fewer drafts, which occur when traditional wood grain begins to expand and shrink over time. This helps to reduce your energy costs each month as well.
Added Strength and Security
One added benefit of metal over wood is the extra layer of security. Metal doors offer a first line of defense against the possibility of intruders. Most potential intruders prefer an easy target and are likely to move on to one that’s more easily broken into.
With the addition of performance hardware and strong locks, metal doors make a formidable barrier to possible burglars. You’ll also find metal is less easily damaged from everyday use, which means you’ll get more years of use out of yours.
Designing a Beautiful Entrance
Even minor changes in a door or window look can dramatically alter the space in your home’s entrance, and that can be difficult to picture without help. One of the benefits of using Window World is the incredible range of options you’ll have at your disposal when customizing your home’s exterior.
Our Window World Online Design Center allows you to use an online design tool to experiment with looks you love and design your home before installation. You can upload an image of your home and use our product visualizer to get a realistic idea of how your home will look with your new entry door before you make a commitment.
Getting Started on Your New Design
Before you begin designing your home, start by outlining your design goals for your entrance. You’ll want to assess your existing entry door and decide what works and what you want to change.
Here are a few things to consider before getting started:
1. What is your home’s architectural design?
2. What dimensions should your new door be?
3. Are you interested in sidelites or accent windows?
Selecting Your Door Options
When choosing the elements of your entry door, you’ll have a wide range of selections to choose from. You’ll be able to choose from looks like the wood stains or the look of fade-resistant paint to create the perfect look both inside and outside of your home.
Next, you’ll be able to add details like these:
● Glass looks
Design Your Perfect Twin Cities Entry Door and Window Installation
If you’re ready to create a splash by transforming your dull entry room into something spectacular, let us help you make a beautiful entrance today. Our Twin Cities window pros specialize in replacement windows and entry doors that help create beautiful curb appeal and add to your home’s interior comfort.
Visit our Window Showcase to check out some of our many design options and experiment with ideas for your home. We also offer home design services if you need a little help putting together the right look for your home. Connect with a member of our Window World Twin Cities team at 651.770.5570, or contact our window experts to find out more about solutions for your home entry room.
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