Front Of House With Blue Door And Flower WreathFrom siding and trim to your landscaping, your home’s exterior design is just as important as the interior. While you take care to prune shrubs and paint shutters, have you given as much thought to your entry door? The front door plays a key role in the look of your home, as it creates the first impression for every visitor. If you’re ready to give your door a refresh, New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. can help. Check out a few of our best entry door design ideas to create a look you’re sure to love.

  1. 1. Embrace color

A black, white, or brown entry door looks great, but these classic hues aren’t your only choices. The HGI fiberglass and steel doors installed by New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. are available in 20 distinctive stock colors, from deep blue and eye-popping lime to modern takes on neutrals. They are also available in a myriad of custom colors as well. Prefer the natural look of a wood-grain finish? Seven hand-applied stain shades offer the beauty of wood, with species specific wood-grains, and greater durability and colorfastness in fiberglass construction.

  1. 2. Add beauty and light with glass

Incorporating glass in your entry door increases natural light and adds visual interest. A clear glass window is always a striking choice, but homeowners can also opt for intricate designs created with textured and beveled glass and caming in sleek finishes. Nature-inspired motifs give country homes a touch of rustic elegance, while geometric designs add style to contemporary dwellings. You can even choose caming that recreates the rustic look of wrought iron.

If brightening a dark foyer or hallway is a top priority, consider adding sidelights on either side of the door or a transom above. The sparkling glass will let in plenty of light and offer a more distinctive look that makes your door the focal point of the home. If you’re concerned about intruders gaining entry via glass panels, safety glass lets you enjoy a stunning look and greater peace of mind.

  1. 3. Consider unique shapes

Choosing a door with a rounded top offers an eye-catching look that will make your home stand out. The arch shape echoes the classic look of ancient architecture, making it perfect for stone houses and any dwelling with a traditional aesthetic. These doors can also draw the eye upward, adding height and drama to your home’s entrance. If you require a rectangular shape, consider a door with distinctive paneling for an understated, but elegant, look.

  1. 4. Customize your door with hardware

Your door’s hardware can be anything but basic. Create a unique appearance with curling shapes and elongated handles, or choose minimalist designs in muted finishes for modern style. A knocker brings sophistication to Victorian homes and grand entryways, while a kickplate protects the door from scuffs, dirt, and marks. There are plenty of options for function too, with mail slots, peep sites, pet doors, and more.

Dress Up Your Entry Door

With so many great entry door design options, it’s easy to find one that will make your home one of the most attractive on the block. Is it time for your door to get an upgrade? If so, contact New Jersey Windows & Siding, Inc. in Northern NJ. Call us at 973-895-1113 to speak with a representative and learn more about high-quality steel and fiberglass entry doors from HGI today.