There are few things which are more important to your exterior décor than your front door. It’s one of the first things your neighbours or any guests are likely to see, it’s something which is relatively large and prominent, and it’s likewise not just the entryway into your home, but also the critical transitional point between both your exterior and interior décor as well as between your more public front lawn and the privacy you enjoy in your own home. In short, yes, much “hinges” on the selection of a quality door.
Here, then, are just a few things you’ll want to consider when it comes to bi fold doors, and your own décor, as well as how these beauties can potentially help you save on energy bills as well!
Size and Measurement
First things first. You want to be sure that you’re ordering doors which fit the allotted space. There’s nothing worse than going through all the trouble to look through dozens of different door styles, find just the perfect pair, and realise after you’ve already purchased them that they are too big and you’re now out hundreds, if not thousands of pounds. Thus, you want to make sure that you bring the size measurements with you when you go door shopping.
Still, the question remains—while a bi fold door is obviously the way to go, what décor style is best for you? That’s naturally going to vary from person to person and home to home, but it’s worth noting that one secret to success is to match materials with the styles they connote. For example, if you are looking to give your home a more rustic look, and have rustically-themed décor surrounding the door, you’ll want some fine wood grain showing on your door to help complement that feeling. Conversely, you can’t beat French doors for elegance and class, and there are plenty of composite materials and styles which can help create that effect as well.
It’s always important to protect one’s investments—never more so when they’re as expensive and important as one’s own front doors. That’s what makes glazing such an attractive proposition to many. Glazing coats your door with a special material which not only helps protect it from weather and wind-driven particles, but can likewise give it a little extra sheen to help it look all the more inviting. It’s a service most leading door companies offer, and it’s certainly one you’ll likely want to pursue.
What’s more, glazing can also help improve the overall insulation in your home. This, in turn, can help you lower the cost of heating or cooling your home in the summer or winter seasons, which itself can help power your energy bill.
All this and more can help “open up” a whole range of decorating possibilities, so be sure to check in with door décor experts in your neck of the woods and adorn your home with glazed well-crafted bi folds today!