Enhancing Exteriors: 7 Front Door Entrance Ideas For You

Enhancing Exteriors: 7 Front Door Entrance Ideas For You

June 03, 2022

Make a lasting first impression with these inventive entryway design ideas. 

Front door designs influence a home’s aesthetic in numerous ways. The type of material, style and finish you select for your home’s entrance have the potential to make a strong exterior design statement. To add a fresh face to your home’s exterior design, check out these seven front door entrance ideas to inspire your project.

1. Tell a Story with Your Door Design

Left Image: This interior entrance features French inswing doors with satin nickel hardware and Mahogany panels. The flooring is brick, and the doors’ trim is white. Right Image: This brick home features French inswing entrance doors. There is a light fixture in the entryway, and a brick walkway leads to the doorway.
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“The front door can say so much about the owner: it can be relaxed and welcoming or more formal. For us, the front door is so important; it is the start of the story,” designer Karen Howes told Homes and Gardens. This home’s entryway features our gorgeous Heritage Series French inswing entrance doors to add a sense of sophistication and individuality to both the interior and the exterior of this home.

These double front doors feature an Alder frame and Mahogany panel, which pair beautifully with the surrounding light trim and the brick and stonework at the base of the entrance. This clean, polished door design is sure to impress and welcome anyone who approaches.

2. Ideas for a More Modern Front Door

A modern rustic home features a wood exterior complemented by a glass swinging door with sidelite sheltered under a sloped roof.

By selecting a door design from our innovative VistaLuxe Collection, this homeowner was able to achieve a modern design with rustic flair. Framing ample amounts of glass in the rough wood façade gives the home contemporary appeal and just the right amount of contrast.
Rest assured, country living doesn’t have to mean a lack of technology — our doors are available with functionality options, including a multi-point locking system that integrates with smart home devices for automated locking and safety solutions. 

3. Mixed Modern Door Finishes

A one-story modern home with mixed materials incorporates casements, awnings and a wooden porch into the entryway.

The exterior combines wood, aluminum, stone and glass materials for a successful and effortless entryway design. This front door features a custom Cape Cod turquoise finish with frosted matte glass to provide homeowners with privacy and style around the entryway.
The versatility of our Ultra Series enhances the front porch of this modern home with a custom door design that complements the casement and awning windows surrounding it.

4. The Perfect Pairing of Windows and Doors

A red brick home with Sterling double hung windows overlooks the street. Columns frame the front porch and the Craftsman-style wooden door.

Homeowners were able to maintain the character of this classic two-story Craftsman style house by upgrading to a beautiful stained wood inswing door from our Heritage Series.
The wood windows complement the door, with divided lite patterns and matching trim against a traditional red brick façade.

5. Add to Your Exterior’s Visual Interest

A modern two-story infill home immerses itself in the landscape, with a flat roof and linear design.

This modern two-story offers homeowners plenty of visual access to the outdoors with expansive VistaLuxe WD LINE windows and doors. “Tall, wide windows and doors are necessary to bring the outdoors in — and particularly effective for smaller homes and buildings,” according to the American Institute of Architects.
The flush profile and clean lines of the home’s Timberwolf exterior create a welcoming entryway, with an inswing entrance door with performance divided lites and a sidelite.

6. Simple Exterior Style and Visual Impact

A front porch of a modern rustic home featuring two red Adirondack chairs amid a lush forest setting.

This home’s aluminum and wood exterior stand out as ultra-modern with a nod to rustic living. Our VistaLuxe WD LINE offers a simple solution for the tall, narrow front door on the minimalist front porch that is offset by awnings. Adirondack-style chairs add a cozy and welcoming front porch experience and a bright pop of color against the natural materials.

7. Details That Make Your Exterior Design Work

A modern mountain lodge-style home features a stone exterior with a sloped roof overhanging the entrance.

The door and window placement on this mountain home are well balanced for a successful entryway. The design features an entrance door with sidelite and a trio of square direct sets from our Ultra Series. The contrast of stone and Dark Bronze anodized trim on the exterior adds intrigue and interest to this handsome entryway.

Front Door Entrance Ideas

Whether you’re remodeling or building a new home, we have a wide range of entrance doors for homeowners and designers to choose from. These unique product lines feature front door designs that offer solutions for exterior styles and finishes:
VistaLuxe Collection: These contemporary doors offer design flexibility, functionality, and endless style choices for designs that require clean lines, narrow frames, and maximum views.

Ultra Series: These highly versatile wood and aluminum-clad entrance doors offer numerous options and custom solutions to coordinate with traditional to modern designs. 
Heritage Series: classic all-wood doors are ideal for replicating architecturally intricate and historically accurate details.
Your front door entrance is a defining feature of your home, and with our numerous products, options and custom solutions, it is sure to make a strong personal statement and a lasting impression. Explore our Extraordinary Entrances page for more front door design ideas and solutions.

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