5 Front Door Design Ideas for Your Main Door in 2019

There are so many factors that come into consideration when it comes to buying a front door for your house. Especially if you are picky about what design you should choose to be your entry door because it has to be decorative and elegance because you want to impress your visitors.

The main factor many homeowners like me consider is the price. Obviously, because we want quality and durable entry door but we also want it to be affordable and budget-friendly.

Another factor is the design of the front door and the design of the house itself plays a huge part in what your entry door should be. If you fail to match your front door with your house design, your house might not look elegant as a result.

Lastly, the quality of the front door itself should be durable and high resistance to unauthorized entry and can last the test of time. Otherwise, we would end up buying and replacing the entry front door over and over again.

To save you all the trouble of choosing and finding your front door entry, I conducted a research of all door design and type of doors that you can look into for consideration:

1. Dutch Door Design

Dutch doors look elegant and sophisticated specifically fit for a modern house that is situated in absolute zero crime rates location. The reason why I said that is because the dutch door is half secured and half vulnerable with its mirrored top enclosure.

Unless you are situated in a crime-free location, you can freely install this front door design in your house but if not, thieves may find your house an easy target.

The best feature of a dutch door is that you can let the wind comes through the upper part of your door and keep the lower part secured from animals.

What I like:

  • You can see what’s outside of your house even when your door is locked and closed.
  • You can open only the upper part of your door and keep the other part closed.

What I don’t like:

  • Vulnerable to thieves
  • Glass can break easily

2. French Door Design

Another door that perfectly fits in a zero crime rate location is a french door. Its panel is covered with glass from top to bottom which makes it more vulnerable to thieves and flying rocks.

The design of a french door lets you see and enjoy the ambiance of your garden because you can see your outdoor view all the way to the ground compared to a dutch door that is only half-opened, half-closed.

The best feature of this entry door design is the sunlight will come through its glasses even if it’s fully closed and locked.

What I like:

  • Lets you see the outdoor view through its glasses
  • Lets you enjoy the sunlight in the morning

What I don’t like:

  • Vulnerable to thieves

3. Sliding Door Design

A highly durable and creative entry door you can install in your house is a sliding design. It’s easy to secure and not easy to pick so it’s a burglar-proof front door perfect for homeowners out there.

Moreover, it’s a childproof design because children aren’t strong enough to slide the door open whenever they feel playing around in your house while they are unattended.

However, to install this on your front door, you need to have extra space on the side of your door whenever you slide it open.

What I like:

  • Childproof door
  • Burglar proof

What I don’t like:

  • It requires an extra space than typical hinged doors.

4. Hinged Door Design

The most typical, durable and common door design homeowners use at home is a hinged door. This entry door design is easy to install but not easy to pick so you can make sure that burglar can’t easily get in.

However, because hinged front door designs are very usual, it won’t add much elegance to your house and will not attract the attention of your visitors.

But despite all that, hinged doors are the most affordable and budget-friendly exterior door design out there that have been tested for centuries.

What I like:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Durable and easy to install
  • Has been tested worldwide by many homeowners

What I don’t like

  • Not classy

5. Paneled Door Design

It can be wood or glass. Its durability depends on what design is used in the panel. But this is also another exterior door design you can use at home. 

The design itself is not stylish as a dutch or french door but it does have an elegance design than your typical hinged door at home.

The best feature of this entry door design is it can be lightweight based on what material is used in the panel but it’s also its vulnerability to thieves because it can be opened by force.

What I like:

  • Lightweight front door design

What I don’t like:

  • Not a bulgar-proof entry door design

If you want country door inspired designs, you can look at several ideas below to give you more options of which front entry door design suites best your house. 

List of Country Inspired Doors:

  • Dutch door
  • French door
  • American door
  • Indian door
  • Japanese door
  • Malaysian door