October 2018
Dear Friend,

As the holiday season approaches, it is time to consider whether or not your front entry door feels welcoming to your family and friends. Has your wood entry door become stained and faded, or your steel entry door scratched and dented? Now is the time to consider replacing that door. Below we list several current trends that can help make your front entrance outstanding!

Cody Byrd, AMB, AR, CGR, CAPS, CGP
NC Accredited Master Builder and Remodeler

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Attractive Front Entry Doors

One of the most noticeable aspects of your home is your front entry door. Somehow it draws attention to itself and creates curb appeal, even more so than your windows, siding, or roofing that occupy way more space. It is because your front door is an expression of your entire home—it makes its mark on your home’s exterior design, surrounding landscaping, and interior styling. As your neighbors drive by your home, or guests approach your door step, does your front entry door feel engaging?

A current popular trend that makes front doors especially captivating is when they are painted with a striking accent color, one that stands out from the rest of the home’s exterior. Colors can range from bold hues like orange, red or navy blue, to pastel green, lavender or turquoise. Black doors today are considered chic and sophisticated. The paint color you choose gives you the opportunity to show off your personality.

Another notable shift in the look of entry doors today is the trend for including glass inserts. Glass has the benefit of bringing daylight into your entrance foyer, which naturally brightens the space. Glass inserts also create a more intriguing door, since the panes can be designed in every shape, size, glass type, and configuration imaginable. Straight lines fit well with Modern or Craftsman style homes, while rounded glass inserts that may include scrollwork are usually chosen for Traditional style homes.

Today’s front doors are often larger than the previous standard size—from eight to nine feet high and up to three-and-a-half feet wide. The increased width and height of your front door can make a powerful impact on the outside of your home, indicating superior durability and security. The larger opening provides more space for moving furniture in and out of your home, as well as for wheelchair access. Including accent windows, such as sidelights and transoms, is also a fashionable trend that boosts the prominence of your front entrance, while allowing even more daylight to flood your foyer.

The door hardware you select should be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing as it complements the design of your door. For an elegant look, a handset is the way to go. There are many different designs that include one piece, two piece or full plate handsets with handles, latches, and dead bolts. You may also want to consider a digital keyless lock. Currently, dark hardware finishes like iron black and aged bronze are all the rage.

Wood, fiberglass and steel are three main materials in widespread use for door construction. If you prefer natural wood because of the warmth of its appearance, keep in mind that wood requires regular maintenance to protect it from the weather. Fiberglass doors are designed to withstand the elements and provide easy-care. In addition, these doors can convincingly resemble wood grain. Steel doors are sturdy and generally less expensive than fiberglass, but in harsh, humid climates they may be susceptible to denting and rusting.


Doors are an important part of the overall insulation picture for your home. Your fiberglass or steel door should have an energy-efficient core. Consider purchasing an entry door system with all the components—such as hinges and weather stripping—designed to work together efficiently.
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Owner of Vision Design Build Remodel, Cody Byrd comes from a family with many generations working in the construction industry. He loves giving back to our great community and helping its residents enjoy better living. At Vision DBR, we take your home building project from start to finish—including all design and construction. Through years of experience and staying up to date with industry certifications—we make sure your home project will meet your needs for many years to come.
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