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With the right accessories to your own unique entrance door

The entrance door is an indispensable element of any home, and there are billions of them around the world. Sooner or later, you will stand in front of own that might look very similar to yours – maybe even in your own neighborhood. But thankfully there is a simple solution, your own custom designed door. For a truly unique front door to your home that will stand out to visitors and passerby alike, we encourage you to read the following article.


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Why design your own unique entrance door?


You, as a homeowner, invest thousands of dollars into the façade of your home – which can be noticeable from afar. Anyone that comes closer to your home will eventually also look at your front door. It’s true the first objective of your entrance door is to protect your home, but that doesn’t mean the design has to be any less important. And with much more options for individualization than the façade, you can create a door that either invites visitors in or turns them away.

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What kind of choices are there when it comes to the accessories for your Entrance Door?


Before we dive into the countless options that allow you to create a truly unique entrance door, we need to consider the material that your door is made of. An important part here to consider is the fact that you don’t want a door that you’ll have to replace in a few years. If you are considering an entrance door from HELT you want to make sure it lasts you for several decades, or even for a lifetime.


The most popular choices for materials these days are wood, pvc and aluminum. Wood doors have been a favorite for years. They attract with their simplicity and warmth but require continuous maintenance as they are susceptible to weather conditions.

PVC is next in line and a great alternative to wood doors. They offer great stability, selection and require very little maintenance. However, PVC doors have their limits in areas such as sizes also. This brings us to the aluminum door. Although in a much higher price range than the previous mentioned doors, with higher energy efficiency and better resistance against burglaries, they are quickly becoming the more popular choice.


At the end of the day however the choice is with the homeowner. All materials have their pros and cons. The question is what kind of door do you really want?

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Colours


When talking about accessorizing your entrance door one major component we cannot get around is the colour of your door. Although it might seem that this should be one of the easiest decisions to make, you’ll soon come to realize with the endless selections available this soon can become a real obstacle.

The choice of colour depends largely on the complete picture of your home. Some elements that will have an impact on the choice of colour are the surroundings, façade, roof, and landscape, just to name a few.

But in the end your personal preference, style and comfort play a big role also. With HELT entrance doors we can help you pick the right colour that compliments all elements previously mentioned. Just remember to make your selection during daytime to consider the effect of direct sunlight on the colours. We also can separate the colours on the inside from the outside and offer you wood grain finishes for both PVC and Aluminum Doors.


Glazing


Glass Inserts embody timeless elegance, create a mysterious light play, and lend the door a breath of luxury. We’ve discussed in previous articles that glass inside an entrance door won’t compromise the safety and security of the door.

Just as with colours, you have endless design options when it comes to glazing in your front door. The most common selection is clear or frosted glass, depending on how you feel about your privacy. But then there are design options with clear or colour elements, etching of designs, your address or favourite quote. For a more decorative element you can choose Swarovski stones or stainless-steel inserts.

No matter what choice you make, you can be confident that our standard triple glazed units will perform well in both security and energy efficiency.

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Door Handle


While you have a choice when it comes glass inserts, handles are part and parcel of any door. But here again, you have many options to choose from that will impact the look of the door and how it fits into the overall picture of your home.

Looking at doors throughout your neighbourhood you might notice that many still have turning knobs and handles on the exterior of their front door. But the trend is changing towards bar handles. Bar handles offer better security as the door automatically latches when pulling it close. These handles also last longer as they have no operable parts that would break down from continuous usage.

While your visual senses are impacted by colour and glass design, a door handle impacts the feeling of touch. You want to make sure you can grip and operate the door handle with easy and comfort. It’s important to also the elderly and children.

Although the size of your door handle is minimal it can still have a great impact on the appearance of your home. With HELT you have the option between different sizes of handles, forms, finishes including wood wrapping and more. Recessed door handles are also gaining popularity and are a very elegant option.

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Other features available for Handles are LED=lights and Finger Scan for security. Our knowledgeable staff at HELT will be able to showcase all the options and help you find what fits your home.


Any other accessories to consider?


Yes, the options for accessorizing your door don’t stop here. You still have the choices of door cameras. LED light options on both the exterior and interior of your door and flush LED Keypads.

All of this can seem quiet overwhelming at first, but with a professional individual by your side we can help you reach your goals and desires of an Entrance Door of your dreams.


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