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Front door design ideas: making a grand entryway

Photo of a magnificent black front door

A grand entryway creates a welcoming atmosphere and adds value to your home. The centrepiece of it all is your front door. Replacing and upgrading your front door can create a stunning entrance and make a glowing first impression on visitors. Here’s a look at how you can upgrade your front door design.

1. Explore different panel styles. Raised, recessed and flat panels all have distinct characteristics. Raised panels create a classic and traditional look, while flat panels offer a more modern and sleek appearance. Recessed panels strike a balance between the two, providing a versatile and timeless esthetic.

2. Add sidelights or transoms. Sidelights and transoms are excellent additions to your front door design. Sidelights are narrow, vertical windows that flank the door, enhancing both esthetics and illumination. Transoms are horizontal windows above the door, providing extra light and architectural interest.

3. Embrace different styles of glass. Incorporating glass into your front door design can make a real impact. You can choose from various styles of glass, including clear, frosted, textured and stained. Clear glass, for example, is often found in low-privacy doors and provides an open and welcoming look. Maximum privacy doors, on the other hand, often feature frosted or textured glass to keep prying eyes at bay without sacrificing natural light.

Modern glass options are energy-efficient and include features like Low-E coatings for better insulation, while old-style glass can create a timeless and vintage look, with options like bevelled or leaded glass that add a touch of nostalgia.

4. Illuminate with lighting. Proper lighting can transform the look and feel of your front door area. Consider installing outdoor sconces, pendant lights or wall lanterns on either side of your door to create an inviting ambiance. Lighting also adds an extra layer of security and functionality.

5. Don’t ignore door hardware. To truly make your front entrance stand out, don’t overlook the importance of door hardware. The choice of handles, knobs, locks and hinges can enhance the overall esthetics and functionality of your front door.

The Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors team can help you pick the perfect door to make your front entry the envy of the neighbourhood.

Front door replacements in Ottawa

At Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors, we carry Entryguard doors, one of the most trusted names in the industry. Entryguard doors have a lifetime warranty, are built to the highest standards and are armed with important structural features to look as stylish as possible while keeping you and your family safe. Plus, they come in a variety of attractive styles of colours. To view our front door selection, contact our Ottawa showroom today and get a free estimate.


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