So, you have finally bought the house of your dreams. Good for you. Now, one of the biggest questions that you need to answer is: “How do I make sure that my house makes a great first impression?” You can achieve a lasting first impression when people walk up to you house for the first time and see your front door.
In order to help you find the look that is right for you, we have compiled a list of what (we think) are the coolest – and the best – front door styles in Canada.
1) The Retro-Fabulous Refurbished Door
If you live in an older neighbourhood like “the Danforth” in Toronto, Ontario, you may be one of the lucky people own an original house from the 1920s or 1930s, you will most likely have an original door as well. You can really make your house shine if you refurbish this door with a fresh coat of paint on the main door or trim. You can also distress the wood to give enhanced its rustic look.
2) California Craftsman-Chic
You don’t have to live in the sunshine state to appreciate its style. California-style doors are making appearances in across Canada. There are even doors in Red Deer that are modelling themselves after this relaxed and fresh architectural influence.
3) Exceptional Edwardian: Paneled Doors with Inlaid Glass
A door doesn’t necessarily need to be one solid feature; you can also add glass designs to your front door. These inlaid panels can either be in the door or on the side of the door. Further, they come in a variety of styles including art nouveau. This is a unique way to incorporate both colour and light into your door design
4) Amazing Asian
You don’t have to stick to Europe or North American for your front door inspiration. You can also draw on architectural styles from Asia as well. These designs are known for the clean lines, balance and simple yet elegant geometric patterns.
5) Friendly Frosted Glass
Frosted glass evokes a striking impression for a first-time visitor to your home. Like inlaid glass, you can incorporate frosted glass with other elements like wood and metal. Where frosted glass really stands out though is that you can make it the focal point of your door rather than have it play a supporting role.
How you can achieve this cool front door look for your home
For inspiration for doors in Red Deer and more you can go online and do your research over even take out your crayons and coloured pencils and start sketching out your ideas. This way when you speak to staff about what you want to do, you will have a visual guide to use to explain what you want to achieve. This way, shopping for supplies is much more pleasurable.
You can even check out your local thrift store and see if they have inexpensive doors that you can use as a sort of canvas to experiment with and perfect your look. When you use a “test” door, you can quickly tell if your painting project will be achievable.
Thrift and hardware stores are also great if you want to find unique elements like handles or pieces or glass to incorporate to create your one-of-a-kind first impression door!
Enjoy the creative process and who knows, maybe next time your unique door may make our list!