Imke Delara. Door. March 21st , 2017.
Your home's facade has a lot to say about you. It can invoke a feeling of grandeur or warmth. The front door is the most prized asset of the exterior dcor. When you enter the house, it is the first thing you lay your hands on, and while leaving, that's the last touch you get from the house. It is not just a swinging barrier that provides you access to the interiors of your home, but an entrance that builds its character. So, choose the right color with much deliberation.
Wooden doors were the top most choice for most house owners as it added a regal feel to their home. These doors make a house look attractive. The wood grain has a lustrous shine that makes it stand out. You will need to carefully maintain the luster of the door by painting and varnishing the door regularly. However, these doors come with an expiry date. Depending on the type of wood used, these doors last for just about 25 to 35 years. They suffer from the general wear and tear and will no longer be as strong as they were earlier. They lose their sheen and tend to swell, bow, crack and warp. Due to the cracks and swelling, wooden doors are no longer able to provide your home with the much-needed insulation. These doors are very costly and pose a high risk of break-ins.
Apart from the basic ideas mentioned above, you have a lot to explore and experiment in trim designs. Addition of various elements and playing with trim sizes is what can help you create appealing trims. You can add stained glass borders besides the door trim which are much popular these days. Decide the width of stained glass border depending upon the height for your doors. There are a range of options available in terms of colors and designs in stained glass which can help you to create lovely borders. A border of pebble inlays is another beautiful addition to the simple trims. Adding decorative corner blocks is the best solution to spice up classy trims. There are number of designs available in corner blocks which can jazz up the trims. Similarly you can add an intricately design block to the top center of trim which further heightens beauty of the door.
First, check your neighborhood before making any decision. You don't want your front door to be the odd one out in a bad way. Strike a balance between trying to blend in the neighborhood and leaving a lasting impression.
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