Choosing a Front Door Style For Your Custom Home in Florida

by / Friday, 01 February 2019 / Published in Latest Blog Entries - Stanley Homes Inc.
Customer Finished Home in Viera FL Marsh Harbor II floor plan by Stanley Homes

Your front door is one of the first parts of your house that people notice and as such, it has the power to transform the aesthetic appeal of your home. A custom home builder can suggest great styles and statement designs for your front door, but you may want to choose what this important entry and exit-way looks like. After all, you will be the one living there.

On that note, here are some of the most popular front door styles that you can find in many Florida lifestyle homes.

  • Classic/traditional style doors

These are one of the most common front door styles because of their timeless designs. Often, they have raised panels which can vary in number between two to twelve. Your custom home builder may even recommend to add stained glass, colored panes or scrollwork to make it look more unique. These doors are usually made from materials such as wood, fiberglass and metal. The best part is that they can be customized any way you want.

  • Contemporary/modern style doors

As the name suggests, these kinds of doors have a very contemporary aesthetic which is ideal for more modern homes. They are characterized by straight and sleek lines, and clean, raised panels or panes which are usually square in shape. Contemporary or modern style doors are often very large in size and are usually just single doors. To put simply, these doors look highly minimalistic.

  • Arched doors

Arched doors are extremely common among Florida lifestyle homes. These can be traditional, contemporary or any other style of front door, but what characterizes them is that they have an arch on top. This design lends your home a distinctive look, making an arched door an eye-catching feature in your home.

  • Craftsman style doors

Craftsman style doors are usually made from fiberglass or wood, and they usually have straight, clean lines. Usually, they have a glass insert at the top. The glass can be plain, frosted, stained or painted. At the bottom, there may be raised panels as well. Craftsman style doors are suitable, and commonly found, in all types of homes, from huge mansions to small cottages.

  • Doors with sidelites

You can ask your custom home builder for doors with sidelites. These are vertical, long and narrow windows which are placed right next to your door, usually on both sides. These are great for making your home look stylish and also, to let in natural light. Most Florida lifestyle homes have sidelites with a window above their doors.

Make your home a perfect Florida lifestyle home! For any custom amenity you want, contact Stanley Homes in Melbourne FL at 321-684-7761 or contact us via email.  We are currently building in Viera’s Seville and Valencia at Addison Village communities.  If you are looking for a move in ready home please check out our current inventory homes that are built and ready.  We have the knowledge and experience building custom luxury homes in Brevard, so you can rest assured that your home will be built exactly to your specifications.  With a custom home from Stanley Homes you can customize it exactly how you want so your family will love it.  Stanley Homes’ designers and planners can help you build the best home for your lifestyle.  With convenient locations in Brevard we can help you plan your new construction home to your exact needs. Florida Style of Living Homes from Stanley Homes in Brevard.


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