The front door of a home has held immense importance since time immemorial… Fun fact – the oldest front door ever found was found in Switzerland and dates back over 5,000 years.
Not only were front doors important for security and heating purposes but they even reflected the sense of style and the social status of the inhabitants of the house. Hence people took great care when it came to selecting their front door. This custom has continued in one way or another through to modern times too.
Today homeowners, architects and interior designers are extremely meticulous when it comes to choosing a front door- whether it is from a wide range of contemporary doors or traditional doors that are available in the market. To put it bluntly, a front door says more about you than you may think.
And the design has come a long way since 5000 years ago.
The demand for different kinds of doors has given rise to an extensive industry of manufacturers which specialize in all kinds of doors – from modern contemporary doors or traditional heavy wooden ones. From physical shops to online websites, the door industry is HUGE.
Most of the leading front door manufacturers and dealers keep in sync with the changing trends and come up with new products according to the ever changing tastes and styles of consumers. The most popular design choice for homeowners today is undoubtedly the contemporary look. Which is defined by its clean lines and uncluttered looks. But why is this design type so popular?
Some people are slightly concerned about the effect that the cold design of contemporary doors may have on their home. To combat this the option of softening it by choosing to blend traditional elements (such as accents in metallic copper or wood) is becoming a popular choice. But unfortunately more often than not, these doors still look out of place on “normal” everyday homes
With growing awareness of feng shui; an increasingly large number of people have started believing front doors to be the harbinger of positive energy into the house. The front door, which is referred to as “the mouth of chi” helps channel positive energy from the outside to the inside of the home and thus is one of the most important aspects of a house. The clean lines are said to provide additional benefits and an uncluttered life. Perhaps this is the reason?
We just think it’s the fashion at he moment and trends within home design come and go – but the contemporary front door seems to be here to stay. For better or worse…