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Metallic Or Wooden Front Door? Which One Do You Prefer?

The front door is more than just the barrier that separates the inside of your home and the exterior. It’s the portal to your home and a statement so there’s a lot to take into consideration before choosing the perfect design. One of the most important things is the material. Would you rather have a metallic front door or a wooden one. They both have their own special characteristics so I guess it’s a matter of preference.

Metallic doors.

Metallic doors come in a variety of styles, from minimalist to ornate

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They’re not always made entirely of metal. A combination of materials can be used
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Metal doors come in a wide range of colors and finishes
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They are ideal for industrial-style designs and for contemporary homes

Able to withstand severe weather conditions and very efficient when it comes to security, metallic front doors are perfect for areas with high humidity or extremely hot or cold weather, areas where a wooden door would simply be inefficient.

Wooden doors.

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Wood is a warm and very comforting material which often gains a rustic appeal
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Versatility defines wooden doors as they come in a variety of styles, shapes and designs
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A large wooden front door can really make a statement in the case of a traditional house
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A wooden front door can give your home an aristocratic look without even trying
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Opt for wood if your house has stone or brick walls for a harmonious look

Also known to be strong and durable, wooden front doors are also eco-friendly and extremely efficient at blocking the noise. So if you’re living in a noisy neighborhood, you should make a wooden front door your top priority. Given the natural properties of the wood, such a door also tends to make a home look more inviting and welcoming.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 12, 2010

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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