Choosing The Right Accessories for your Front Door
If you’re looking for a new front door for your home, then you might be thinking about the colour, the type of door, the styles that you like. But you might not initially consider the wide range of door accessories you can get which can help put the final finishing touches to your perfect front door. Choosing the right accessories for your front door is important – you don’t often replace a PVCu or composite door so you need to pick wisely.
You often need to think about the style of your home itself when picking out the right door. If you have a period property, for example; you might want to choose a style and colour that complements certain features. Alternatively, if you have coloured PVCu windows installed; you might consider choosing a door that matches or works well with this colour.
Once you’ve found the right door style and colour for your home, you might then want to consider the same principles with the accessories you choose.
Choosing a Letterbox for your New Door
Depending on what style of door you have chosen, you can choose to have your letterbox situated in many different positions. You could have it in the middle which is a standard option. Or you could have it at the bottom, either horizontal or vertically on the side, or if you’d prefer. Or without a letterbox altogether! You can also choose what kind of colour you’d like which will perfectly complement your home. Our selection of letterboxes can come in satin chrome, bright chrome, hardex gold, bright bronze, satin bronze, or a simple white or black.
If you’d like to find out more information about the letterbox styles we can provide, take a look at our downloadable PDFs on our accessories page.
Styles of Door Handles
Just like you can choose different styles of door to complement your home, you can also choose the right style of handles and knockers to fit your property. If you have a period home, you might want to go for a slightly more ornate style. Swan-Neck handles, for example, are always a popular door handle that works well with older properties. Alternatively, if you have a more contemporary home, you may want a more modern handle such as the Windsor or Kensington. Find out more about our Door Handles we have available here.
Letters & Numerals
If you’d like to also put your house name or number on the front of your door; we can provide letters and numerals in 7 different colours. These accessories are available in the same colours as the letterboxes and fit any door style. They have also been thoroughly salt-spray tested to make sure they stay looking great for many years to come.
Door security is always a big factor in choosing the right door for your home. All of our doors combine the highest security features that work with all of the stylish designs of doors. Therefore, we have locks such as the Safe-T-Bar lock which ensures your home is protected against intrusion.
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You may also have the room to have your entranceway widened with extra glass panels on either one or both sides of your door. So some of the accessories, such as the house number, may look nice on one of these. Lots to think about!
Are you in the market for a new front door? Would you like ideas and inspiration with picking out the right door as well as accessories? If so, why not come and see us at SCI Windows & Doors. We are based in Morden, Surrey and work on window and door installations throughout Surrey and South London. As we’ve been in this business for over 30 years. We have plenty of experience in choosing the right accessories for your front door. We can also show you many examples of both PVCu or composite. So you can hopefully achieve the exact look you are wanting for the front of your house.
If you’d like to find out more about getting a new front door installed for your home; contact us on 020 8648 0426. You’re also welcome to come down to our showroom and see for yourself the great range of doors and door accessories we have available.
Examples of Doors and Door Accessories
See below a gallery of examples of doors we’ve installed for customers throughout Surrey and South London. These might help you get some inspiration on the styles of door accessories that could work for you. You can also take a look at our recent installations to get a feel for the work we do and get ideas for your perfect door.