Curb appeal is a defining characteristic of a home’s aesthetics and while the interior of the home can be just as interesting, the outside is what makes the first impression. One way to capitalize on the potential of your home’s curb appeal is to create an inviting and beautiful entryway with a great front door.

Here are 4 ways in which your front entry door can become the forefront of your home:

Choose a door that combines style and functionality

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There are several door options available from a material standpoint (wood, fiberglass or steel, etc.) to the color, sidelights, and in many instances, homes can be altered to fit a wider door, or double door as well. This can be an important factor if this is the only way in and out when having to move large objects in the house.

Choose the right door material

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As mentioned above, there are a few different materials to choose from for your door. You’ll find wood on older homes and even in some newer homes, but most new homes feature fiberglass or steel. If security is the most important factor, steel doors are more solid and secure than fiberglass, offering a greater peace of mind while fiberglass has a larger scope of styles and designs.

Choose the door that fits the rest of your home

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Your home could already have an established style; making sure the front entry door matches this style is key to keeping the style.  A steel door might not fit in with an older Victorian style home, or a wood door might not look right on a contemporary home.

Choose a complimentary color

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The front door color should flow with the rest of the colors and hues of the house but also be able to stand out as focal point and highlight the clear entry way into the home. Too similar to the rest of the house and it will blend in and be overlooked, too bold and it could be an eye sore.  Finding the right balance for maximum appeal is where working with an exterior designer pays off.

It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the many door options out on the market, that’s why it’s important to choose an experienced and professional remodeling company to help you make the best choice for your home. Exteriors by Mosby can help you from design to installation. To schedule a free consultation, call 314-909-8383 or go online here.