How To Choose The Perfect Front Door To Match Your Home's Style

Have you stood outside lately, looked at your home, and thought... meh? Perhaps, it's time for a touchup! Unfortunately, renovating your home's exterior is expensive. According to Brick & Batten, a complete outdoor renovation costs anywhere between $15,000 and $20,000. If you don't have room in the budget for a full outdoor remodel, you can still improve the look of your home (and its curb appeal) with a new front door. Your front door says a lot about the people inside of it, which means it's important you consider what type of door portrays your best self.

Studies show that the front door is the first thing a person notices about a home, Property Reporter states. Should you put your house up for sale down the line, an attractive front door will lure potential buyers to your home like bees to honey. To find out how to choose the perfect front door for your home, keep on reading.

Pick the correct material

Part of choosing your perfect front door is to make sure it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your house. To make this happen, start by taking a look at the style of home you have. This will give you an indication of where to start on your front door journey. For example, if you have a traditional-style home, you might try a solid fiberglass door. Fiberglass doors are made to imitate the look of authentic wood and are easy to maintain, Zeeland Lumber Supply explains, so you're getting the best of both worlds.

Let's use a modern-style home as another example. In this case, a material like solid fiberglass would make your home stick out like a sore thumb. Though they are more expensive than fiberglass, Pella suggests a steel front door to complement your contemporary home. They're extremely durable, and no matter what color you paint yours, it will maintain a sleek and smooth look.

Choose your ideal color

Now that you've chosen your perfect front door material, it's time to move on to the color. Window World emphasizes the importance of the color of your front door, saying it leaves an immediate impression on visitors when they first look at your home. Colors can actually evoke emotional responses in people, so it's wise to choose a color that makes your guests feel good walking up to your front door. According to Big Think, the best colors to create a positive, energetic atmosphere are yellow, red, and orange.

All that being said, it's important to note that the color of your door should still match the vibe of the rest of your home's exterior. Thompson Creek Window Company says the trim around your front door and windows and the material of your home's siding also play a role in determining which front door color best suits you and your home.