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With a fo­cus on mak­ing a great im­pres­sion, solid tim­ber is still the most ob­vi­ous ma­te­rial for an un­fussy, but state­ment front door.

Blond oak de­signs by Corinthian Doors have been re­leased in time for the spring-sum­mer ren­o­va­tion on­slaught with the man­u­fac­turer in­tro­duc­ing sev­eral new de­signs to refresh a tired fa­cade.

Cre­ated with “pu­rity” in mind, the doors in blond oak are in­tended to give the home a re­fined fin­ish, with clear and translu­cent glass panel op­tions avail­able across the range.

The com­pany has worked with the dom­i­nant trends in home de­sign, from min­i­mal­ist to coun­try and coastal to cre­ate front doors that would work in all those de­sign en­vi­ron­ments.

“Peo­ple are of­ten drawn to min­i­mal­ist in­te­rior style for its sim­plic­ity, but it’s ac­tu­ally the con­trast of tones, pro­por­tions in light­ing, that make the look,” says in­te­rior de­signer Sally Knibbs.

She says be­fore you de­cide on a door, try ex­per­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent glass pan­elling to cast shad­ows in your en­trance.

And if you have the space, choose a pivot door for a bolder open­ing to your home.

For a mod­ern coun­try-style home, Sally says a clear glass panel door works well or a frosted glass al­ter­na­tive for a lit­tle more pri­vacy.

Coastal or Hamp­tons-in­spired ren­o­va­tions are def­i­nitely on the up and, in that in­stance, the door needs to sit com­fort­ably next to a weath­er­board clad ex­te­rior.

Choos­ing a door with hor­i­zon­tal lines that mir­ror the weath­er­board is ideal, and for some­thing unique, you can paint the door light blue draw­ing from the sea or the sky.


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