With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you can expect millions across the country to head home soon and spend time with their loved ones. A welcoming home atmosphere certainly shouldn’t be absent in any family gathering. Orange County locals who love to host get-togethers with family and friends should think about making their homes more inviting to ensure the ideal party atmosphere, as Veronica Bowman writes for Livingspace360.com.
The Front Door
The color of your front door can affect how welcoming your entrance is. Colors such as orange, red and brown are considered warm and inviting colors for a front door. The design and shape of the door, the hardware on the door and any enhancement such as a door wreath or welcome sign can work together to make your front door appear very inviting.
The front door is one of the first things guests see when they come over to your home. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at home, you’d naturally want your entry door to look as inviting as possible. When it comes to front entry doors for Orange County, CA homes, keep in mind that material and durability matter as much as color and style.
While stylish wooden exterior doors in Orange County are suitable for craftsman-style and ranch-style homes that are found throughout California, these doors are vulnerable to moisture and rot. In short, exterior doors made of wood require constant finishing and repainting. Yet thanks to various innovations in entry door design, you can have the type of front door that resists the elements quite well and retains its beauty for a long time. For instance, you can opt for a front door made of a durable and low-maintenance material such as steel or fiberglass.
Once you’ve picked a suitable entry door material, it’s time to think about curb appeal. Ornamental accents like antique door knobs and wreaths can liven up any front door. However, if you want to take it to another level, you might want to choose a front door with decorative glass elements. Companies like Renewal by Andersen of Orange County offer a selection of energy-efficient and decorative glass combinations for front doors.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Secrets to making your home more inviting, Livingspace360.com, 22 October 2013)