A front door offers protection, privacy, and is also the business card of the house. But a door is not just a door: in addition to a large selection of different materials and design styles, attention must also be paid to the nature, processing, and functionality of a front door. With this 1 × 1, you are perfectly equipped for your next-door purchase.
Surface and variety of designs
Wood-aluminum or aluminum, side panels or pilaster strips: You can choose from a variety of different designs for the front doors:
1. Choosing the right material
For the wood-aluminum doors, you can choose a surface made from the different types of wood from spruce and ash to larch to walnut or oak. Wood designs, in particular, ensure warmth and comfort in your entrance area. Modern design and timeless elegance can be found in the aluminum front doors. You have a variety of design and color options available. It is always important when choosing the design that it is based on the character of your home. For a consistent and uniform style, your front door can also be perfectly combined with your window systems, thanks to a large selection of materials and colors. In addition to the classic material, there are also new trends such as front doors with a concrete, rust, stone, or steel look.
2. Light cutout and side part
With the choice of a light cutout or side panel, the front door gets a personal touch. A light cutout also called a glass cutout or glass insert, is a set opening within the door, which is closed by a glass pane. The side panel is a fixed side frame that complements the front door and is filled with glass, aluminum, or wood-aluminum. These details bring additional light accents to the interior and, at the same time, make the door area appear more spacious. In addition, you can often choose from different special and designer glasses.
3. Pilaster strips and groove
In addition to light cutouts, the door can also be refined with vertical or horizontal narrow decorations, so-called pilaster strips, and groove milling – definitely an eye-catcher in the entrance area.
4. Door hinge
Another door element is the hinge, also known as a hinge or hinge. A concealed hinge system enables the door to be integrated into the living room without any annoying fittings, making the hinge invisible from the outside.
5. Door leaf
The last distinguishing feature in the door design is the door leaf. Here you can choose between a full-surface and profile. A full-surface door leaf is understood to mean that the door can be mounted flush with the wall surface. On the other hand, the profiled door leaf is more or less contoured – just provided with a profile. In addition, you can extend the door leaf with LED lighting in the handle or in the floor area (threshold) and thus highlight the entrance area with light accents.
Processing the door
The door can be visually appealing – but if noise, unpleasant smells, or cold drafts come in, it will be have little pleasure in the long run. When buying a new front door, you should pay attention to the processing or insulation of the door and, in particular, to thermal insulation and sound insulation. Wood-aluminum doors consist of a composite of wood, thermal foam, and aluminum and the aluminum doors consist of a multi-layer panel structure, which ensures excellent insulation. Wood-aluminum doors are also suitable for low energy and passive houses due to the material combination. Which door best suits your home depends on several factors and is best discussed directly with your advisor.