Choosing New Doors For Your House

Upgrading your garage door and front entry door together is a terrific method to improve curb appeal without spending thousands of dollars on upgrades. It’s critical to select a combination that will create a unified design and connect together with your home’s newly updated aspects, especially if both doors face the street.

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Consistency of Internal Glazed Doors is crucial when it comes to materials. We’re not suggesting that just because your garage door is made of wood, your front door has to be made of wood as well—mixing and matching materials can give your home a unique, one-of-a-kind appeal. To guarantee that your garage and front doors complement the current framework, you must evaluate the building materials already utilized in your home (i.e., wood, vinyl, brick, stone, etc.).

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While there are exceptions to any rule, we don’t recommend using materials that aren’t currently on your property for your front or garage door.
If your current exterior is too plain or conservative for your tastes, though, there’s nothing wrong with adding fresh materials to offer some contrast. If you add new materials but maintain your external color palette consistent, this guideline does not apply. For instance, if you like the look of Full-View Aluminum garage doors, you may have them powder coated in a color that complements the vinyl siding on your house. | Color Scheme

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When searching for new doors, keep your external color scheme in mind. A proven technique to ensure your overall design is balanced is to incorporate tones from your existing color pallet into your front and garage doors. Utilize a more modest shade for your garage doors, but don’t be afraid to use a bright color from your outside to make your front door pop (or vice versa).

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We don’t advocate matching the primary color of your outside to both doors. Unless you’re trying for a monochrome appearance, this will combine all of your home’s elements into one.

Combining warm and cold colors is another seemingly insignificant yet vital mistake that homeowners make. There’s nothing wrong with mixing colors, but it’s best to keep your shades within one of those two tonal zones to avoid clashing.

Finally, don’t judge paint colors or stains by their appearance without double-checking the shades. White people are not all created equal!

Fashion

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While we encourage you to be creative with your front door/garage door pairings, we recommend sticking to one type. For example, if you recently installed a Skyline Flush garage door, it will look best with a contemporary front door. If you’re not sure how your doors will look together, you can use DoorVisions to upload a photo of your home and see how several garage door styles would look.

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Please don’t mix and match door types unless your home already incorporates numerous architectural styles (e.g., Modern Farmhouse). Just put your faith in us on this one. Don’t put a rustic farmhouse type entrance door next to an ultra-modern Full-View garage door. Do not combine a conventional Overlay Carriage House garage door with a contemporary, minimalist front door.

Glass / Windows

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We’ve said it before and will say it again: consistency is essential! When searching for new doors, don’t forget to consider windows and glass. If the seeded glass on your garage door is tinted or frosted, the tinted or frosted glass on your front door may appear odd. In the same way, the style and trim of the windows on your doors should match those on your house. If your garage doors include a row of arched windows, look for a front door with an arched window as well.
Black window trim is a hot trend right now, so add black inserts to your doors’ windows or go for black doors that match your house’s window trim for a bolder impact.

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Use window styles, patterns, or shapes that aren’t already on your home or your current doors as a general rule. If your house has sharp, clean edges and your new garage door has a row of square-shaped windows, adding a front door with an arched or oval-shaped window can look odd.

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If you want your front door and garage door to match, choose a style and finish and stick with it. Different types of hardware are associated with different eras and architectural styles; try to choose accents that are similar in style.
If you opt to add external hardware to your garage door, make sure it matches the rest of your home’s metal embellishments.

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We don’t advocate combining different hardware finishes on your doors unless you’re a professional designer, especially if it’s not used elsewhere on your exterior. Don’t use copper hardware on your garage door if your front door handle is matte black. It’s also crucial to think about the style of the hardware you choose—for example, if your garage door has rustic, barn-inspired handles, don’t go with an ultra-modern front door handle.

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