It has been said that “when you open the front door you are shaking hands with the house.”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve admired a house because it has a cool front door. Usually the door is painted a bold colour which I find irresistible. The house down the street has a stunning tangerine door that goes beautifully with the rest of the home. I comment on it every time I walk by. I just love it!
The front door has a huge impact on the look of your house from the outside. And in this case, since our home is going to be so open, it will have a big impact on the inside as well. So you can imagine how I am freaking out right now trying to get a handle on what our front door will look like.
In modern designed homes you don’t see a lot of brightly painted paneled doors. As much as I like hearts and flowers this door is an absolute NO! (However, I think I will pin it on my Pretty Portals pinterest board.)
Modern doors are sleek and clean-looking. They can be made out of wood, glass, steel or a combination of the three materials. Here are some über funky doors by Snickarper from Sweden. Very nautical in design like doors on a cruise ship.
A traditional door hinge is located on the left or right edge of the door and jamb. The pivot door uses a hinge, located at the top and bottom of the door. When the door pivots open it creates a sizeable entrance. Talk about impressive!