It’s the simplicity of a door that makes it often overlooked. We all use one nearly everyday, coming and going through our busy lives. Usually, it’s the same doors over and over again. The one to get into your office building, the driver’s side door of your car, and of course the doors of your home. They are fixtures of the mundane, but they don’t have to be! With the exterior door style that’s right for you, you may find yourself taking a longer stroll through that entry-way, or maybe stopping entirely just to take it all in.
Now that it’s time to replace the exterior door of your home you may find yourself asking, “which exterior door style is right for me?” Luckily, at Castle Windows we’re not just “The Window People,” but the door people too!
While there are many design factors that go into choosing an exterior door, you can rest easy knowing that you get beauty, energy efficiency and security with all Castle Windows doors. You can confidently choose based on your lifestyle and design preferences alone. And we’ve got all the tips on how to do just that!
For the Person Who Loves the Outdoors
If you already have a sliding glass door, you may be taking it for granted. This is a reminder to put an end to that now. And if you don’t have one, well this is your cue to get one. It’s a perfect option for those who want to bring the outdoors in. You’ll get unobstructed views of your backyard oasis and when the weather is right, the accompanying screen door will let the breeze roll right in.
A glass patio slider is also a great option for the person looking to save space. It won’t need any room to swing open since it’s not on a hinge. This means you have more room to play with the layout of your space, without having to worry about your door interfering with furniture and decor.
Like many homeowners, you may be hesitant to go for an all glass door when energy efficiency is in question. But don’t forget, with Castle Windows you get it all, glass doors are no exception. Like all of Castle’s windows and doors, our patio sliders are also for the energy efficient person. The double pane glass with argon gas will help keep your utility bills down, and your spirits up!
For the Person Who Loves Old Charm
If you love the charm of old style architecture, then this next one’s for you. French doors and other double doors are a great option if you want to bring in extra natural light, but maybe the modern style of a classic patio slider just isn’t for you. French and double doors aren’t just beautiful either, they provide peak function as well.
More often than not, a single door entryway is more than enough for your daily needs. But what about when you’re moving large, awkward furniture or having a party with people coming in and out? Your furniture gets stuck in the doorway, and with enough people, sometimes so do your guests. Installing french and double doors in your home is a logically beautiful way to enhance the design of your living space.
French doors can also be a great option for the person who is looking to sell. Many buyers in today’s market are in search of open living spaces. They want rooms filled with natural light. If you add french doors to the list of home improvement projects to do before you sell, you will increase the value of your home. You will catch the attention of buyers with a beautiful and functional door that never goes out of style.
For the Person Who Likes Natural Light as Much as their Privacy
Large glass doors are wonderful for bringing in natural light, but they don’t offer much privacy. If privacy is what you’re after then our doors with privacy glass windows are for you. This is the case for a lot of people when they are shopping for a front door. All glass options can be wonderful for the back, or even the sides of your house, but you don’t want wandering eyes peeking in from the street.
Privacy glass windows in your front door is the best option for letting in extra light, without losing any of your precious privacy. Not only that, but the sun’s harsh rays can be damaging to your furniture and fabrics (yes, velvet we’re talking to you.) Frosted glass can actually act as a filter to reduce any damage the sun might cause.
At Castle, we have a plethora of different door styles to choose from with privacy glass options. A style for every type of person, no compromise needed.
For the Person Who has Kids
If you have children, we don’t have to tell you how much work it can be– from running around on errand after errand, and all the cleaning that never lets up. If there’s just one thing that can make your life a little easier, you want to hear about it. That’s where built-in blinds come in. Blinds seem like a simple enough thing, why should you have them installed inside of your door? This is for you if you have kids, but also for the person who has pets. And if you’re both? This is definitely for you.
Built-in blinds means never having to dust them, clean them, replace them, or fiddle with them ever again. Regular blinds are going to accrue dust, it’s unavoidable. Remember when your adorable child is going to get something sticky on them, and they’ll need a full cleaning. Not to mention the time your cat chewed threw them, or your dog stuck their head through and permanently bent them. Who knew that in a busy household, blinds could be such a pain. If any of this resonated with you, it’s time to invest in exterior doors with built in blinds.
Purchasing a new exterior door can be a big decision, but with these tips you’ll be sure to love your space even more!