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Reasons to Consider an Extra Wide Front Door for Your Home

If you are looking for an interesting and modern way to transform your home’s front entrance, you might consider purchasing and installing an extra wide front door. With a typical single front door width of 30-36”, these doors can be nearly double that width and give you not only a grandiose look to your home, but an entry where you can invite groups in at once or bring in the oversized furniture with ease. With modern style becoming more and more prevalent, extra wide front doors continue to grow in popularity.

They are wide and inviting, while also providing a sleek, modern appearance. These doors can make your home stand out from the rest but, rather than being over the top, they are often understated and sleek. Extra wide doors are often accompanied by sidelights so even the entryway inside your home will be brighter and will provide a more welcoming space to bring guest and visitors in. Because of the larger size, these doors might set you back a few more dollars, but they will make a huge difference in the appearance of your home.

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Extra wide front doors can do wonders for your curb appeal. They have the ability to give your home a far more luxurious feel, and you can choose from many different styles. Pivot doors are a popular choice for many more expensive homes. Because the panels are so wide, pivot doors pivot on a box, rather than relying on hinges. The pin at the top and bottom of the door securely seat into the box and needs a little maintenance to keep it working smoothly, however that is not a major issue for any homeowner to accomplish. There are even manufacturers that create the strength needed to withstand strong winds such as a hurricane which helps keep your home more secure.

Wide front doors provide a sleek, modern feel, but even if it is not a pivot door, it can draw attention and feel very modern. Wide exterior doors also provide a better connection between the interior of the home with the outside landscape while also allowing for a wider entrance. When someone pulls up to your home, there is no doubt that with a wide front door, their eyes will land there first leaving little concern as to where the entrance is located.

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Design Options

When choosing a wide entry door, you will likely purchase a custom door, so your options are endless. As stated, pivot doors continue to grow in popularity because of their modern and sleek feel. This is an interesting choice that can add a lot of personality to your home’s exterior. Often a wide entry door will provide the opportunity for a unique set of hardware too. Many wide doors have options for glass inserts which can be more lightweight than solid wood slab doors.

When it comes to the material that the door is made of, you will have every option, but remember that extra wide doors are more prone to warping, since they can also warp horizontally. Be sure to purchase a material that will last as long as possible to prevent warping. Fiberglass is commonly used in these doors due to its durability as well as being impervious to warping and the elements from the weather. You will also be able to decide if you want any glass as part of your door, and you can choose your hardware. Of course, be sure that all of your choices are appropriate for your home, style, and climate.

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Tips

When purchasing an extra wide front door, be sure to consider what type of material was used to make the door. These doors are more prone to warping because of the extra width. They can warp both vertically and horizontally. This means that it is probably best to use a material that is more resistant to climate and moisture such as aluminum or fiberglass. A fiberglass door can be constructed so that it is more light-weight and durable needing little maintenance.

If you choose a wood door, be aware that you will be sealing it frequently. If you neglect this work, you’ll find that you have wood rot and may need to replace the door soon. With the extra cost incurred for the initial installation, do you want to do it all again? Remember the warranty probably states maintenance is required. Extra wide exterior doors do require more maintenance that an average sized door. When you are installing a wide door, you also want to consider balance. Consider balancing the door’s width with a glass panel above the door and perhaps sidelights. These extra features can provide context for the door and make your entryway feel much more complete.

Questions And Answers

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 the best color to paint your front door?

Most importantly, you want the color of your door to blend with the rest of the exterior. White and red seem to be the most commonly used colors for a front door. After red and white, it is found that is brown, blue, and green come next in popularity.

How much does it cost to replace a door and door frame?

The cost of replacing a door and frame will vary greatly. It is going to depend on the type of material the door is made of and how customized it is. You sho.d expect to spend at minimum $500 for an exterior door and at least $300 for interior replacement.

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.

What kind of paint do you use on a front door?

First, you need to know whether the door has oil-based or latex paint. You don't want to mix and match, it needs to be the same. Next, you need an exterior paint. Finally, most people prefer a glossy paint for their exterior door. It tends to highlight the architectural features.

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 install a door frame?

A lot of the cost of your door frame will depend on what the current frame looks like. For example, rotting wood would be most costly as things need to be repaired and replaced. For a single door frame, you will need to plan for a minimum of $150.

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.

Can you paint a PVC door?

Yes, you most certainly can. You will want to be sure that you clean the door before painting and be sure that it is dry completely. You then will prime and paint. Be sure to use a good set of rollers when painting your door.

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How To Measure For A Prehung Door

If you are looking to replace a door, there are a lot of features that might make prehung doors the best option for you. Prehung doors are ideal for beginners. This is because they come with many features that make them easier to install than a slab door, like the hole for the doorknob and the fact that the hinges come already attached.

Another benefit is that you can be sure it will be well insulated, so that stress is also minimized. However, with prehung doors, you must also make sure your measurements are as accurate as possible to ensure that the door fits, and it is level.

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How To Install A Front Door

Installing a new front door adds privacy, safety, and appeal to your home. Before you call a handyman for the job, browse the step-by-step instructions below and learn how to install a front door yourself. These simple instructions indicate the job is a great DIY project most any homeowner can complete.

Read the instructions included with your new door. You should follow any specific instructions set forth in those instructions. However, the step-by-step installation instructions below should suffice for most homeowners who want to install their own front door.

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How To Measure Door Hinges

One of the projects you may have around your home that needs done is to replace door hinges. Sometimes the hinges on the doors can get old and squeaky. They may get worn down and you just need to replace them. What are you going to do? Well, in order to replace the hinges, you must first measure them. The certain hinges are used depending on the weight and size of your door. When you are making changes to your home, look for the rusty hinges so those can be replaced.

If you measure correctly, you can get a hinge or hinges that fit the premade crevice in your door jamb. You will need to look at 3 different things to make sure you create a proper measurement. Door hinges may not seem like that big of a deal. However, the ones out your outer doors protect your home from intruders and they keep your family safe. The interior door hinges allow your family members to have their privacy. Don’t overlook this home improvement project. Learn how to measure door hinges today.

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Wood And Glass Front Doors

Wood & Glass Front Doors add Ambiance to any Home Are you ready for a change to the façade of your home? Many people prefer a wood front door when making this addition to their home. Wood is stylish, long-lasting, and offers a plethora of additional benefits, including enhanced safety. Choosing a hard wood such as oak, you’ll have the extra beauty of thick grain. If you go with Mahogany, you’ll have the rich reddish color. A wood door with glass adds immaculate benefits in addition to those already offered. Wood and glass front doors add distinguished character to your front entryway. . The wood and glass fusion creates an elegant look for your home no matter the style, finish, or glass type selected. And, thanks to the durability and longevity of the wood door with glass, you can expect many great years of use ahead. Custom-designed doors are also available to those interested in creating a unique look all their own. When you add the traditional wood and glass front door to your home, you’ll have instant curb appeal, increased equity, and a façade that welcomes everyone to your home. read more

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Twin Front Doors

Your front doors make a statement, giving visitors an idea of what to expect when they enter your home. Twin front doors, another term for double front doors, allow homeowners to create grand entryways. The doors swing open from the center, giving people ample room to enter or exit a home. Plus, they provide a sense of opulence, improving the visual aesthetic of your entryway. . Every material provides its own benefits, but also comes with potential drawbacks. Additionally, the construction of twin front doors has a significant impact on the overall cost. You’ll also find a broad selection of styles to choose from, ranging from industrial to traditional to contemporary. This allows you to select twin front doors that meet both your functional and design-related needs. read more

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Wood Front Entry Doors

Many people prize wood front entry doors for their timeless style, immense amount of character, and sheer natural beauty. The texture of the wood grain and earthy stain color options can suit home styles from rustic to regal, and everything in between. Both construction methods offer a significant amount of strength, ensuring the longevity of your door as long as it is properly maintained. While wood front entry doors can require more maintenance than some other options, often needing to be sealed on a regular to improve the level of weather resistance and maintain its integrity, the striking appearance of a wood front entry door can make it a worthwhile venture. read more

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