Making an Entrance

The front door (and any door that welcomes you home) is a big part of curb appeal and an important design statement. It should be appropriate to the period and style of your house, and to the house’s degree of formality. (Garage doors, too, are now available to enhance your Craftsman Bungalow or Tudor Revival.)
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The front door (and any door that welcomes you home) is a big part of curb appeal and an important design statement. It should be appropriate to the period and style of your house, and to the house’s degree of formality. (Garage doors, too, are now available to enhance your Craftsman Bungalow or Tudor Revival.)

The front door (and any door that welcomes you home) is a big part of curb appeal and an important design statement.

It should be appropriate to the period and style of your house, and to the house’s degree of formality. (Garage doors, too, are now available to enhance your Craftsman Bungalow or Tudor Revival.)

Nicely framed, a doorway on a new house in Durango, Colo., lends a warm welcome. Photo by Peter J. Campbell

Nicely framed, a doorway on a new house in Durango, Colo., lends a warm welcome. Photo by Peter J. Campbell

On another house of the Arts & Crafts Revival, this one in Flagstaff, Arizona, a lovely Southwestern arch is a recurrent motif, both at the entry and on interior doorways and windows. Photos by Tim Fuller

On another house of the Arts & Crafts Revival, this one in Flagstaff, Arizona, a lovely Southwestern arch is a recurrent motif, both at the entry and on interior doorways and windows. Photos by Tim Fuller

A bungalow like many others, this one in Marin County, Cal. No detail was overlooked in its meticulous restoration, which included some improvements to the entry. Photos by Douglas Keister

A bungalow like many others, this one in Marin County, Cal. No detail was overlooked in its meticulous restoration, which included some improvements to the entry. Photos by Douglas Keister

Garage Door Styles

Garage doors suited to a bungalow, a Norman Revival cottage, and a Foursquare, from Clopay <a href=

Garage doors suited to a bungalow, a Norman Revival cottage, and a Foursquare, from Clopay