It usually takes the new year to make us want to get better; to organise, get fit, eat healthy, and finally get around to those tasks we’ve been putting off for so long. But what about improving the biggest investment in our lives – our homes? Whether you’re planning on selling in the near future or want to improve rather than move, PDS can help.
Reinvigorating your front door can help to excite you about your home once more. It’s the first thing guests will see when they visit, and will also increase curbside appeal should you wish to sell.
Choosing the right colour or stain for your front door is a decision that can only be made by taking into account the colour palette of your home. Not every house will be improved by a bright red door; sometimes less is more, and a jarring contrast between opening the door and the entryway to your home won’t help guests to feel at ease, or buyers feel enthusiastic. Think about the impression you want to give your home; is it traditional or modern? Spring pigments or understated monochrome?
If you’d rather not change the colour, you could think about improving it in other ways, such as stand-out ironmongery. When we supplied a range of products for the redevelopment of The Old Manor, we knew that they couldn’t afford to lose the character and beauty of the property in any way: we created a bespoke set of windows and gothic doorsets, finished in oak stain and with black ironmongery, for a balance of gothic and traditional appearance. It goes to show that even a contrast in ironmongery can offer a different look.
A stable, secure-looking front door is the easiest way to dissuade potential burglars, and a door with genuine security will prevent any that might attempt it. Our Mortice and Tenon Doorsets can come with a locking system approved by the police’s flagship Secure by Design scheme, giving homeowners true reassurance of their safety.
Many home improvement and architecture products think more about money than longevity. We found this when we began working with Fat Architects on a project in New Islington; work had been done on the buildings nine years previously, but using cheap materials had meant that it needed refurbishing again. This time they invested in durable, stable and sustainable Accoya and Tricoya woods for the project, which cost more up front but with a service life of 60 years with little maintenance, it does become cost-effective in the long term.
Whatever the needs of your renovation, from a single door to an entire refit, we can help make your project energy-efficient, cost-effective and stunning.