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Make an Entry: Front Door Rehaul

One of the most impactful ways to increase your homes curb appeal is by upgrading the front entry door. It may be the one feature that most determines how welcoming and inviting your home feels. A front door is often the first thing that draws the eye of a visitor, and it helps establish the style and mood of your home. If your entry door is not setting the tone you desire, considering replacing it with something that better aligns with the architectural style of your home and your personal taste. Entry door replacement consistently ranks as one of the top remodeling projects in terms of return on investment and increase in your homes perceived value.

Today there are many styles to choose from to ensure you find just the right look and design you desire for your home. Lets take a look at the top entry door styles available today, most of which are available in wood and fiberglass, the most commonly used entry door materials. Metal doors are also popular and add an industrial look to the facade of a home.

Classic style doors typically feature from 2 to 12 raised panels as well as glass inserts or colored panes. Many consider traditional entry doors to promote an old-school or iconic look, a great option to create warm, inviting entryway. The classic door style is especially prevalent in older, established neighborhoods.

Charmingly classic, featuring straight lines with a shaker or arts & crafts inspired look. Craftsman doors where initially found on early 20th century bungalows and cottages and are still very popular today. Characterized by glass panes in the upper third of the door and lower flat wood panels, separated by a thick piece of ornamental molding called a dentil.

Rustic entry doors are typically found cabins and homes that have stone, exposed wood or brick exteriors and are characterized by a thick, hardy look with raised panels and scored lines and usually accompanied by bulky, oversized hardware.

Whether referred to as modern or mid-century, this style features a clean, uncluttered look with straight sleek lines for a contemporary, minimalist feel.