Doors That Dazzle!

 

We all know how important curb appeal is – the importance of a nicely manicured yard and fresh paint on the trim.  But, sometimes we forget what a huge impact a simple front door can make.  We’ll repaint or stain our original door over and over or simply neglect it altogether.  But, how about giving your front porch a face lift and an entirely new personality with a new front door? You would be amazed at the transformation in your front elevation that a beautiful front door can create. There are a great many styles to choose from – styles that range from simple to over the top. Here are a range of beautiful styles from a company called Entrada Doors. 

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Iron and glass.  How snazzy is this for an entrance into your home?

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Double doors serve double duty in making a great impact.

Custom-IRon

I love the arch top on these doors.

Swain3

 

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SWRP02

If you want to tone down the look a bit then simplifying the iron and glass and adding the clavos might be a way to personalize the door to suit your style.  (That’s the little diamond shape iron embellishments you see on the bottom.)

DWRP

This wooden door has several extra details:  Clavos, glass w/iron grill,                  v-groove design in the wood, arch top. Absolutely beautiful.

SWRP

 

WooSWRP

 

4Bar

A closer look at the window and iron grill.  Cool, huh?

Clavos

Clavos.  Many companies offer round clavos as well.

V-Grooves

You can have a solid wood front or you can have the v-groove which is the etched grooves on the panel.  I prefer the v-groove.

SGEP

For those who prefer a simpler look – the door above and below might suit you better than all the ornate details.  No iron, no clavos, no v-groove.  But, still beautiful.

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TwinEBVPlank

Notice the eyebrow arch here instead of the full arch.  Simple style with v-groove and heavy iron embellishments.

If you are a fan of the ornate and the “out there” you might like something like this door below:

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So take a look at your front door and ask yourself if this addition might be just what your front porch needs. But, be careful to choose a style that suits your house – not one that looks as if it doesn’t belong.  

Don’t over-simplify if an ornate door is what you need to wow up the entrance.  And certainly don’t over do if a simple style suits your home’s style best.

Happy Decorating!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Classic...with a twisty
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 16:55:46

    Hi Sheri, I really enjoyed this post! I get asked a lot about sources for front doors and you have such great pictures to share. Is this company local? I hope so! Traci

    Reply

  2. Classic...with a twist
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 16:56:34

    Or I could be Classic… with a twisty…?

    Reply

  3. susan egbert
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 17:07:17

    Sheri,
    I think I have a door fetish. I LOVE cool doors! The selection you posted was awesome. Way too hard for me to decide my favorite.

    Reply

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