How to pick the perfect front door for your project

First impressions count and an entrance door sets the tone for your whole property.

By Hugh Metcalf | 8 June 2020

Create a warm welcome home to your self-build or renovation with the right front door. Here’s what you need to consider…


modern house with bright orange front door - self build - grand designs

Image: Timber FunkyFront door, Kloeber 

Your front door makes a statement about your home. First impressions count and an entrance door sets the tone for your whole property.

Not just functional, a front door needs to fit in with the overall style of your house whether you have a period home or a contemporary new build. Choose wisely and you can achieve the right aesthetic as well as keeping your property secure and warm for years to come. So if you want to know how to create impact and curb appeal, read on.


modern aluminium door on traditioal brick house - grand designs - self build

Image: Aluminium FunkyFront door, Kloeber

Consider the architecture of your home when choosing your door panel. The look and period of your property will direct you to either a contemporary or a traditional style door. Are you looking for a plain minimal style or something more ornate? Which way do you want the door to open and what kind of frame style would you prefer? You can choose from any number of RAL colours (or stains for timber doors) and perhaps a dual colour option would suit your internal and external décor. Think about whether you would like a contrasting colour of door panel and frame.

Bear in mind UPVC doors have fewer styles and colour choices, however, all these options allow you to have fun designing your own unique front door.

Brighten up your hall

Traditional front door with window glass and lettering - self build - grand designs

Image: Timber KlassicFront door, Kloeber