When it comes to your home, first impressions count. Choosing the right door hardware for your front door is a detail which is often overlooked but these finishing touches can really impact the exterior of your home. From fitting new hinges to replacing the door handle to adding a statement door knocker, updating your front door will give your home a fresh look and feel without breaking the bank.
Reasons to Update
You don’t have to replace the entire front door to create a more modern aesthetic. New hardware can add a dazzling look to an old door and can really lift your mood each time you arrive home at your door.
Your front door is the first point of entry for anyone coming in to your home and they will usually make a subconscious judgement based on their first impression. You want your house to look inviting and to reflect your home’s style and character so choose door hardware with this in mind.
Stand out from your neighbours and make a strong design statement with your new door furniture. Door knockers are a great way to make a bold statement without the need to fork out hundreds of pounds. Whether you prefer periodic, traditional or a more contemporary style, there are plenty of different designs and finishes on the market to add something unique to your door.
A poorly kept front door will reflect badly on your property and no one likes the look or feel of poorly maintained door furniture. Spruce up a tired façade with a fresh coat of paint and some modern finishes.
- Polished brass works particularly well on dark coloured doors, and for a striking statement, match with a doorknob and hinges in the same brass finish.
- For a modern look, choose from many popular contemporary finishes such as brushed nickel or polished chrome to add elegance and sophistication to any modern home.
- If you prefer the timeless appeal, choose weighty ridged doorknobs, brass letterplates and antique styled door knockers such as a brass lion head.
- Take more care if you live by the coast as sea air will tarnish certain materials quicker; consider unlacquered brass or plated finishes
Phil Chantler is a Registered Architectural Ironmonger and has been an industry professional for over 10 years. He is a director of Architectural Ironmongery company, Stronghold Direct www.strongholddirect.co.uk.