Your external doors play such a big part in the look of your property. They have the power to dramatically change its looks and they are often the first thing that people see when they come to visit. If you want to give the facade your home a little makeover, buying new external doors can give it the new lease of life that you’re hoping for.  These days, there is such a huge range of external doors on the market and whilst some may not look that different, in actuality, they can be. It is quite easy to get lost in the vast selection and it can sometimes feel impossible to narrow down your search. To help make things easier for anyone currently searching for new external doors, Brackenwood Windows has put together a list of things you should consider when choosing these entrance doors. 


Usually, you will have a rough idea of the style of door you’re searching for so, this is definitely the best place to start when it comes to narrowing things down. You can choose anything from country cottage styles to ultra-modern contemporary designs so, think about what works best with the feel of your home. If you’re completely refreshing your home’s exterior then, make sure that the style of the door fits in with the windows you’ve chosen too. 


Of course, size is something that needs to be considered too. Even when it comes to looking at something ‘simple’ like a range of front doors for sale there are lots of different sizes to choose from. If you’re happy to start from scratch and can choose any size for your doors then think about what size will look best, you don’t want the door to be overpowering but, at the same time, you don’t want it to look too small for the space. 


This factor ties in with style, colour is such a big decision when it comes to your external doors and it is always something that should be considered. Even if you’re looking at french doors or bifold doors that are mostly glass, the colour of the frame is still important. Consider which colours work well with your property and also, think about the longevity of the colour, for example, if you pick white will you make sure that it stays big and clean. 


Lastly, but by no means least, you should take some time to consider the different materials available for doors these days. From traditional timber to more contemporary composite, there are plenty of options. The material can make such a huge difference not only to the look of the door but also the durability and amount of maintenance required. Of course, also think about how much glass you want in the door, if any, and think about the design you want to create with this glass. 

Choosing your new external doors 

Using the four factors mentioned above and considering your preferences for each can help you to narrow down the type of external doors you’re looking for. Starting your search with these things in mind can make the whole process much more straightforward.  If you’re looking for a local company that can provide you with high-quality doors, visit the Brackenwood Windows website today. We have such a huge range available for you to choose from so, whether you’re wanting front doors, stable doors, french doors or bifold doors in Hampshire you know you can turn to us. The Brackenwood Windows team are ready to share our knowledge of our range to help you find exactly the right design for your door and, once you’ve made your choice, we will talk you through everything from the installation to aftercare.