A lot many are of the opinion that perfection is a mythical concept; it doesn’t exist in reality. Perfection is indescribable at times but more so, it is subjective.
When it comes to your home, everybody wants to create something that is not only safe and secure but also stunning and soothing. While some may prefer monochromes in their settings, others may unleash the vibrancy within them and opt for darker hues. To each, their own, as perfection is an individualistic concept.
Is there an answer, then, to which door would be perfect for your home?
There are a few general pointers, yes, but ultimately, both, beauty and perfection lay in the eyes of the beholder.
Start with creating a budget. No one has said that in order to have a perfect front door, you need to burn a hole in your pockets. A plethora of options are available that caters to every budget.
Choose the door type. uPVC, wooden or plain timber doors, french doors, composite doors- loads to choose from! While most of these doors are created with a single material, composite doors are a perfect amalgamation of uPVC, wood and mostly reinforced glass. Remember, your front door is a protective shield. It should be able to trap the heat in and thus maintain the warmth in the house and not get affected by the rain, or even the sun.
Now that there’s a budget to abide by and the decision on the door type has been made, that’s not where it ends. Be careful when it comes to choosing the glass type and the door furniture. They go hand-in-hand with the door style. Do you prefer a cranked bar over a handle? Would you want a letterbox on the door? Do you want a lot of light to reflect through the glass in your hallway or is privacy a concern? Opt for these accordingly.
Consider what would resonate with the look and feel of your hallway, the interiors of your home and add to the now-trending kerb appeal. Be careful with trends, that is if you’re keen on following any. What may seem to be in vogue now may be out of fad in the coming weeks.
Timing: We do understand that there’s never a right time, or it’s either now or never. While we, at The Palladio Door Collection, would love if you have our doors as soon as possible, bear in mind the resulting changes to the rest of your home. That said, you don’t necessarily have to bring in major changes in order to get a new front door, but if you’re in the middle of a renovation or are building your home from scratch, coordination is a must!
Maintenance: If you opt for a composite door, you wouldn’t have to worry about its maintenance. If you opt for a wooden or a uPVC door, chances are that you’ll end up pulling your hair out when it comes to painting the door, cleaning it or making sure the door doesn’t crack because of the rough weather.
There are also back doors to consider. While a lot of people think of back doors only in terms of security, that is not all- back doors are equally crucial.
The back door is the second entrance to your haven, or the pathway to your patio or the backyard. You cannot just have an ugly door at the back or the side of your house. Available in almost all the styles akin front doors, this often-neglected part does wonders to the overall look of your home if chosen wisely.
It’s true that first impressions are the last impressions so remember to make an entrance with your door!
The Palladio Door Collection is the most superior composite doors available in the Irish & the UK markets today. Available in 31+ styles in 13 colours, why not get a Palladio door for your house today?
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