How to Choose a Front Entry Door
The right front entry door makes a statement and enhances curb appeal. Learn about the potential styles and customization options available through Pella of Mankato. That way, you can help your clients choose the right one for their home.
Modern Entry Doors
Modern entry doors offer clean lines, expansive glass and a bold color statement. They’re made from wood, fiberglass or steel and let in lots of natural light, particularly when customized with glass panels and sidelights.
We finish our premium wood, steel and fiberglass doors using contemporary colors or stains. Popular choices include:
- Crisp white
- Natural-hued stains
Hardware is the finishing touch on any quality entry door. For modern homes, it needs to complement architectural style as well as window hardware. Select from high-performance options in the most-desired colors, including chrome and matte black.
Modern Farmhouse Front Doors
Modern farmhouse front doors are rustic yet sophisticated. They deliver streamlined architecture and ample natural light. You’ll frequently see them installed with grilles or sidelights for a custom look.
These doors are commonly wood. Top finish choices include:
- Neutral stain
Highlight rustic roots with a squared-off hardware placed in distressed bronze. Or go more modern with a hardware set in chrome or matte black.
Craftsman Front Doors
Craftsman front doors complement a wide variety of home styles, such as bungalow, cottage and those with natural design elements like wood or stone. These doors have glass in their top panel, which may include a grille pattern or decorative glass. For additional natural light, they can be combined with sidelights and a transom.
These doors are available in wood and fiberglass. Choose from a broad variety of complementary colors, including:
- Prefinished stains in natural, reddish and charcoal hues
- Pre-painted in curated Sherwin-Williams colors, including neutral and earth tones
With our partnership with Baldwin®, you’ll be able to help your clients find the perfect finish. Choose from popular finishes like bronze, nickel and chrome.
Traditional Front Doors
Traditional front doors are highly customizable to fit your client’s unique home. They can be solid with minimal finishes or have ornate glass panels with grilles.
These doors are available in wood or fiberglass. Available colors range from rich stains to eye-catching paint colors from Sherwin-Williams.
Because traditional front doors have great design flexibility, they work with a variety of hardware styles and finishes. This includes brass, bronze and chrome.
Custom Front Doors
Each client’s home is truly unique, and their front door should reflect that. At Pella of Mankato, we have the knowledge and experience to create just the right solution, whether it’s wood, fiberglass or steel.
Customize it further with:
- Glass options, including clear, textured obscure and decorative
- A variety of grille styles
- Between-the-glass blinds
- A broad selection of premium hardware
As your trusted partner, we have the expertise to take your exterior door project to the next level. Call us at 507-625-6933 or pop into our showroom to get a free quote today.