The best way to start off any work week, is with that God sent cup of coffee.
The best way to come home and kick off your shoes after the work day has kicked your butt, is through the perfect personally designed iron doors welcoming you into your safe space.
Like every home, the interior often represents those residing inside; a pair of dirty cleats in the corner signifies the teenage boy worn out from practice, the faint aroma of burnt chocolate chip cookies reminding you why you tend to opt for the takeout approach, and the sound of giggling from the two hidden behind the next corner accidentally giving off the location of the two youngest ones ready to jump out and surprise you.
The exterior of a home should not differ when it comes to representing the family that resides within. Why settle for something ordinary for your home, if you are in fact, anything BUT?
When deciding that it is time to personify a home with a custom iron door, here are 3 things to consider.
1. Consider the style of your home.
You don't eat a peanut butter and pickle sandwich.
You don't go to the movies to ski.
You don't buy a victorian style inspired door for a home that seems to have been designed and decorated by Joanna Gaines herself.
When purchasing your home, 9 times out of 10, you settled on characteristics that you loved about the place that seemed to resonate with your personality and needs. The door should fit those same characteristics. Unless going off script seems to be your thing. Then by all means, have your Farmhouse and Victorian Style too.
2. Practicality Vs. Aesthetic
Ideally, when it comes to the door, the goal is to always offer a fit both suited to fit the practicality needs and aesthetic desired. This general rule seems to be more focused to the hardware. More often than not a customer will find themselves driven towards the large entry style doors (like that a restaurant or bars). Individuals are usually drawn in by the ease of the push/pull design never really considering that sometimes, although it makes for an easier flow, it is not always the appropriate if you are trying to keep something in (like small children)
Try to imagine the daily use of the door when deciding the functioning hardware. Sometimes what looks great aesthetically may not be a good fit practically.
3. Know your budget.
Don't sell yourself short but definitely stay within your financial lane. If choosing to give the time of day to every door above or below your budget, you may be setting yourself up to lose what would possibly be the best fit for your home or office.
At the end of the day, when you really just want to go home and get comfy on your couch, make sure your walking through those doors that shout "Welcome Home! I've Missed You!"