New Trends in Entry Doors in Kansas CityJul 20, 2018
Stay on Top of the Latest Kansas City Entry Door Replacement Trends
Some entry door trends never change. For instance, red painted entry doors will probably never go out of style. But other trends seem to change every season. What might have been in style when you first moved into your Kansas City home could be passé now. In order to know if your entry door is offering your home the value you want, it’s best to keep an eye on the latest entry door trends.
A colorful entry door is always sure to catch the eye. Bright red has long been the favorite color for entry doors and will probably remain so for years to come, but it’s not your only option. Right now, whatever color you like is sure to be a hit, but high contrast is considered most attractive. The color should contrast the color of your home siding or the surrounding colors of your porch. It should jump out at the viewer. Don’t be afraid to be bold. A pop of color via your entry door won’t look garish so much as intriguing.
Steel doors have been the choice of businesses and office buildings for some time, but they’re on the rise in residential homes now as well. The security offered by steel is incomparable: imagine a home invader trying to kick in a steel door. Steel also holds up to the elements better. It won’t warp, expand, swell, or rot. Steel doors insulate the home and provide excellent security.
But if you’re picturing sharp, utilitarian aesthetics, don’t worry. Steel doors don’t have to look like steel. ProVia’s steel doors have all the elegance of wood or fiberglass doors. They can even look like wood, with woodgrain appearance and texture or smooth, colorful surfaces. It depends on the aesthetic you prefer.
A well-made solid entry door can look stately and elegant, but perhaps not particularly inviting. It can also lead to a dim foyer. Glass panels let more light into the home and look more inviting to guests. They’re more energy efficient, as well, allowing you to rely less on artificial lighting. The good news is that glass panels can suit any style. Someone with a more contemporary style might choose sharp, geometric glass panels, while their neighbor might choose an arched glass panel with custom detailing for a more traditional look. The amount of space the glass panels take up is also up to your personal discretion. More glass seems to be the order of the trend, but less might better suit traditional styles. Take a look at our door gallery for some ideas of glass panels for your entry door.
A Touch of Individuality
Unique accents are back in style, something that sets your door apart from the others on the street. Maybe you like the historic look of an arched door, or want a statement door knocker, anything from classy to funky. Even something like a wreath or an interesting door screen can give your door something unique, and that accent piece might just speak to your friends and family when they come to visit, or even the next owner of the home.
One thing that never goes out of style is a well-made entry door installed with care. With our 40+ years of experience installing doors in Kansas City, Johnson County Siding & Window Co., Inc. would love to help you find the right entry door for you and your home. Contact us today for more information or a free quote.