Today’s Most Popular Front Door Styles
With a wide variety of front door styles and designs available today, finding the perfect look for your home is easier than ever. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular styles on the market:
Typically featuring anywhere from two to twelve raised panels, classic-style doors may also feature glass inserts with scrollwork or colored panes. As a standard, they usually are offered in wood, metal and fiberglass, and often feature customized options, which is helpful if you are looking for a more personalized design or your home’s door openings are not a standard size.
Very popular in a variety of home styles, from cottages to large mountain retreats, Craftsman style doors feature clean, straight lines with a Shaker-inspired look. They may have one window at the top with stained glass, or two or three rectangular raised panels across the bottom.
Another popular variation is a large, simple glass insert that offers a more liberal view outdoors. The doors are typically made from wood or fiberglass, and are customizable.
Although modern-style front doors also feature straight, sleek lines, they are used in a completely different fashion than Craftsman doors. Popular variations include blocked or square raised panels, and panes of frosted or translucent glass. The large, yet minimalistic, hardware often found on modern doors also tends to exhibit the same style of clean lines.
Most often made of wood, rustic-style doors are frequently seen on cabins and homes with a more natural exterior — brick, wood, and stone. They come in the traditional rectangular form or can also be arched. Bulky, oversized hardware go well on these doors because of their thickness and hardy character. Other common features for rustic doors include raised panels, scored lines and clear glass.
With a distinct look and appeal, arched doors fit into a variety of styles, including traditional, Craftsman and rustic. These doors are typically special order or custom-made to fit your exact specifications. The curved style is eye-catching and loaded with charm.