Popular Door Styles and What They Say About You
You use it every day. You likely walk through it, walk by it, and might not realize just how prominent a feature of your home it is. Doors carry a special kind of magic. Trim Team specializes in custom doors and windows and we have seen the way new windows and doors transform an entire room and change the look and feel of an interior or exterior space. When it comes to doors, something as simple as the color and material can make a world of difference and catch the eyes of your guests or potential buyers. The quite literally have the power to light up a room.
Materials — From Wood to Metal, to Fiberglass
There are a wide variety of choices when it comes to your preferred door material. The material can not only stand for durability and beauty but also style.
Wood is widely used as the material of choice for many custom made installations. Wood doors can fit almost every home style and accentuate any interior or exterior. If your home style is Colonial, Craftsman, and Victorian among any modern designs.
Metal is another great option of door material. Metal doors can be quite attractive, energy-efficient, and more. A steel door will bring security and peace of mind because of its durability and security.
Fiberglass is a popular choice for modern entryways. They are energy-efficient, durable, and affordable, they are available in a variety of styles and finishes. Fiberglass can emulate other materials and resemble wood but be a little more energy efficient.
Types of Doors — French, Dutch, & Modern
In addition to the material, a homeowner or business owner has a choice as to the kind of door they want to install. The style of the door can be a mix of traditional and more modern designs. Here are a couple of the most sought after door types.
French doors. Ah, the beloved French doors. If the French have given us anything of lasting value other than chocolate and bread, it has to be the doors. This is a practical and beautiful choice—particularly if you are looking to let in a lot of light. Safety considerations must be taken to ensure that your doors look effectively and are not susceptible to blowing open.
Sliding glass doors. These doors will also bring in a lot of natural light and are great for homes with a pool area or a large patio area. Sliding glass doors open up your home and let nature in but can also be covered with curtains if you want to have the choice to control the light that comes in. These doors are great for doors that lead into the backyard where there is a little more privacy. The important part here is reliable and strong glass as well as a sturdy installation to guarantee safety.
Dutch doors. While a little less common, this is a great choice for people that want that unique design and want to have the option of letting in light with a little more control. The Dutch doors are those that allow you to open only half. So you can have one-half open and one half-closed at the same time. This gives you a lot of flexibility in controlling the atmosphere.
Door Colors — From Traditional to Eye-Catching Colors
So we all know that colors evoke certain emotions, feelings, or moods. This is true of the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, and it’s certainly true of the front door of your home. So let’s take a look at some popular color choices and consider what they might say about you. This is all conjecture, of course, and is not proven or backed up by any scientific evidence. It is mostly to throw out some options and remind you, after all, that your door is important and it makes an impression.
White. Ok, so this is a safe traditional color that is likely to be seen in older homes. White means you keep things simple, you don’t take a lot of risk, and you’re into keeping things organized and keeping them minimal.
Yellow. It might not seem that popular but actually happens more than you think. This color will create some curb appeal. It says that you have something to say. It is bold and unique. Yellow is linked to optimism and extraverts. There is something cheerful and positive about yellow.
Blue. This is a calming color that will indicate confidence and a welcoming atmosphere. Calmness and trust are other words often associated with bright blues. Especially if contrasted with lighter sidings or soft colors, the blue will really make a powerful statement.
Green. This is a refined color that for many means prosperity and wealth. There is also a sense that green gives off peace and quiet. It’s a soothing color and depending on the contrasting colors can create a cool effect that turns heads.
Get the Perfect Door For You With a Team of Professionals
Here at Trim Team, we specialize in installing doors and windows with the highest style, functionality, and durability. We aim for quality and perfection. We know that a door can alter the entire room’s facade. If you choose to paint it red, or yellow, or rainbow, that’s up to you! We’ll make sure that your door is properly installed, is of the best quality, and keeps you and your family safe and secure.