How to Choose a New Front Door

Your front door is one of the first things guests see when they come to your home. It sets the tone for your home décor, and also plays many functional roles for temperature control and accessibility. If your front door is due for an upgrade, there are many options to choose from. Here’s a brief overview of some of the most popular styles, as detailed by This Old House.

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Popular Front Door Styles

Cape Cod Doors

cape cod front door

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This door style became popular post-World War II, and often features upper windows and raised panels. This is a fairly simple design that fits many different homes.

 

Craftsman Doors

craftsman door

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These doors feature flat, rectangular panels and larger vertical windows near the top. They go well with more traditional exterior design. Some craftsman styles feature leaded-glass windows.

 

Ranch Doors

ranch door

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This contemporary design feature alternating glass and wood panels laid out horizontally. These doors fit best on homes with clean horizontal lines.

 

Tudor Revival Doors

Tudor Revival

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Tudor doors are identifiable by their board-and-batten design, arched or pointed tops, and single small window.

 

Queen Anne Doors

Queen Anne

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These doors mimic the design of the Victorian era, with a large window in the top half of the door, and elaborate moldings or carvings on the bottom half. The window may be a single pane or leaded glass. Queen Anne doors often have sidelights.

 

Colonial Revival Doors

Colonial Revival

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These are different from many other doors in that there are no windows on the door itself. Instead, the door features symmetrical panels, often with windows in the sidelights and/or fanlight.

 

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