If you’re renovating your home, ditch the designer and come up with your own aesthetic. While you might want to consult designers for specific elements and detailing, you can control the flow of your home’s new design with a bit of research online.
The most important principle to keep in mind is the idea of matching. For example, many designers will suggest you use similar styles and cabinetry handles in the kitchen and bathrooms because prospective buyers focus on those two rooms. Here are four more matching elements that can pull even the most unique styles together:
1. Matching front doors and fence materials.
If you’re looking to maximize your home’s curb appeal, tie in your guests’ first view of the property with front doors and fencing that look good together. If you have a wrought iron fence, bring that full circle with an iron door or a wrought iron security door that carries the same style. If you have a wooden fence, refinish the fence hardware with the color and texture of your front door.
2. Matching doors and window frames.
Windows and doors need to have the same style if they’re important features of your house. It’s even more important if your front door has windows or has windows on either side. Look for matching steel windows and doors or matching iron windows and doors depending on your preference.
3. Matching front and back door hardware.
While you might not be looking for a new back door, that doesn’t mean you can’t give it an upgrade. Replace the old hardware with a duplicate of the new hardware in your new front door so everything looks and feels cohesive.
4. Matching garage and front door colors.
Garage doors and front doors usually need to be the same color to help make the front view cohesive and classic. A possible exception is if you paint your front door a popping accent color, such as cherry red.
No matter what your design aesthetic is, Iron Doors Plus has the doors and hardware to bring it to life. Browse our selection here.