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Victorian Front Doors: Purchasing and Maintenance

Victorian homes are whimsical and ornate, and they are never lacking in character. Regardless of what room you are in, there is always something to interesting to look at in these homes. One of the most distinguishing features of Victorian homes are the front doors.

Victorian front doors are attention grabbing and interesting pieces that provide detail and color to an entrance. When purchasing a new door for a Victorian home, you want to be sure that it is appropriate for the time period and the particular home’s style.

You also want to ensure that the door’s colors are appropriate. Victorian doors are beautiful statement pieces that give your home character and add curb appeal.

Victorian Orange Door
Victorian Blue Door

Beauty

Because of their renowned beauty, Victorian features and homes have never gone out of style, and they likely never will. While Victorian homes have many distinct features, the front door is one of the most discussed and distinguishing features of Victorian homes. Like other architectural features from the time, Victorian doors are known for being made of gorgeous wood with ornate designs and carving.

However, this beautiful carved wood is not the only distinguishing feature of these doors. The windows on Victorian doors are also beautiful and are often mentioned when discussing Victorian homes. The glass is often colored and is beautifully designed on the door. If you are purchasing a new door for a Victorian home and wish to keep the home historically accurate, try to ensure that the door’s colors are appropriate for the time period in which the home was built.

Victorian Green Door

Maintenance

While Victorian style doors are gorgeous, they are not the most durable and take some time and effort to maintain. Because they are made of wood, they must be resealed and cleaned regularly. You always want to avoid any wood rot, and you want to do your best to keep the wood from warping.

Always do your best to protect wooden doors from the elements. To properly maintain your Victorian door, you will also need to pay attention to the glass. You always want to keep as much of the original glass as possible, but if a pane happens to break, be sure to order a replacement piece immediately.

Victorian Red Door

Shopping Tips

Of course if you are shopping for a door for a Victorian home, you want to make sure it truly reflects the period in which the home was built. You want to make sure the door’s color, which can of course be changed, is appropriate for the period, and you also want to check to be sure the door’s windows properly match your home and aesthetic.

You also always want to ensure that the door is properly sealed since the wood is more vulnerable to weather. Another important thing to pay attention to is the quality of glass. If you already own a Victorian door, it is best to have a company in mind that will be able to replace any glass or hardware that might become damaged.

Questions And Answers

What does the color of your front door mean?
The color of your front door does matter. It is the first thing people see when driving by and coming up to your home. For example, light blue means you are hopeful. Dark blue means you may have strong family ties. Yellow means you are a morning person.
What does it mean to have a black door?
If you have black door, that signifies great things about you and your home. It can stand for authority, power, sophistication and strength. Anyone who goes by or comes over will know you are serious about protecting your home and your family members too.
How much does it cost to buy and install a new front door?
Most stronger, longer-lasting front doors will run between $350 and $750 plus. If you want a higher quality brand, the cost may be a bit more. In addition, if you want someone to install the front door, this would vary based on contractor rates but may be around $200.
What color should your front door be if it is facing north?
If your door is facing North, feng shui colors for your door are as follows: blue, white, black, and gray. You should avoid the color of deep pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, red, and brown on a front door that facing North.
How do I clean my front door?
If your front door is painted, always be sure to clean it with diluted product. If you don’t it could strip the color from your door. To get dirt and marks off your front door, use dish soap and water. Paper towels should be used to dry your door.
How much does it cost to install a new door?
On average the cost of a new entry door is between $500 and $700. The price varies greatly depending on things such as the material of the door, the brand, the type of door, the company installing the door, and more. Installing the door yourself will reduce the cost.
How much does it cost to replace a front door?
Most durable and long-lasting doors will cost between $500 and $700. However, the price will change due to several factors. These factors include material, whether you have someone install the door for you, brand, type of doors and a couple other things.
What is the best color for a front door?
There is some logic, along with some science, in color selection. A color wheel is the best place for you to start choosing your color. You can mix various colors quickly and easily to find the perfect color scheme for your entry door and the exterior of your home.
Is a steel or fiberglass door better?
Fiberglass doors and steel doors are both great doors. If struck hard enough a fiberglass door can crack, steel does not. Other than that, these doors are both really great options. Steel is the more affordable of the two but fiberglass may be slightly better in all other aspects.
What is a good feng shui color for the front door?
Your entry door, in feng shui, is how your house is able to receive energy for nourishment. The energy quality determines the energy that your home has. Often, the color you choose is based on the direction in which your door faces. For example, North, South, West, East.
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Installing doors can seem like a far too difficult task for the average person. If you don’t have experience in construction or home improvement of some kind, you might think it is impossible for you to install or replace doors. This is why prehung doors are so popular. The fact that the pieces come together and just need to be placed into a rough opening makes installation far easier. However, it does take a lot of precision and some time. We no longer have to build everything from hand or drill every hole. Now, it is possible for the average person to replace doors without the help of a handy man.

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With time, the threshold on your door can get ruined or even worn out. The seal is one of the most common problems that occurs and it creates problems with shutting the door and keeping things energy efficient. If that is the only issue you have, you might be able to only get that replaced. However, if there are even more issues, you should probably install a new door threshold. This is not a complicated project and doesn’t take long.

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