Veronique Tiffney. Door Design. December 12th, 2017.
If you wish to go for a more contemporary feel, then opt for front door designs which have clean lines and a minimalist look along with impressive looking handles. If you want to have glass inserts, then try and have the translucent, stained or etched glass. It is gaining popularity as it allows a lot of light inside, affords privacy and at the same time blends seamlessly with the home's overall look. Those in the business say that pivot doors and those which combine timber with metal inserts are also widely successful as they lend a very European look. Now days you even have custom-made doors which are both high on aesthetics and other practical considerations. All these tips should help you in making the right decision while scouting for front door designs.
We often find people are stunned by the vast range of interior sliding door options available to them. Mirrored doors, glass doors, lacquered finish, japanese style, bi folding doors, room dividers - the list goes on. Nowadays, with sliding doors being used throughout the home more and more as wardrobe doors, bedroom doors and kitchen doors, people are demanding more quality and selection when making their interior design choices.
The type of door can also make a world of difference. The basic types are hinged, sliding, folding and revolving types. The hinged type is when the door is hinged on one side allowing it to swing open in only one direction. The improvement on this type is the swinging type. This type is made in such a way that though it is hinged on only one side it can swing in both directions opening inwards and outwards. The sliding type is when the panels are mounted on overhead and floor tracks. These panels can slide over one another in both directions - right and left. These are used in situation of space constraints but their regular use popularity has also increased phenomenally. The folding type is when the two or more panels are joined together by hinges. These hinges allow the panels to fold over each other in whichever direction you want. Revolving type is the one where the panel is attached at the centre with means of an axis and the far ends of the panel can be pushed, which causes the panel to pivot about the axis. This type is not generally used in homes as it takes up too much space but it is quite ubiquitous in commercial establishments.
Another consideration when selecting a door for the entrance to your house is whether or not you want to let light in. If your door faces the sun and you don't want your house to get really hot during the day, it's best to pick a door that blocks out the light and doesn't have front glass paneling. By contrast, if your door is in a shady area, glass doors look good and let in a little bit of light for the front parlor area of the home, making it more attractive.
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