From front door designs to patio timber bifold doors and all the timber detailing in between, timber and interior design go hand-in-hand. While a fresh coat of paint is the cheapest way to improve the appearance of an interior, timber doors and windows are arguably the most cost-effective way to transform a home’s appearance and add significantly to its resale value.
It’s hard not to notice the dramatic improvement a timber entry door makes on a home from the outside, but is it a feature of interior design as well? All you have to do is imagine the difference it would make if you went out of you way to carefully choose new carpets, paint and furnishings, but just gave an old hollow core door a quick coat of paint to freshen it up. That entry door is also an exit door and even if it is not visible from the living areas, it is still the final impression visitors will have of your home when they leave. When both first and last impressions aren’t very impressive, nobody’s very impressed.
Now take a look at the timber entry doors in the Allkind Joinery photo gallery and imagine how much more pleasing they would be to live with and the impression they would make. Even a relatively modest front entrance door with frosted glass panels is a reflection of your good taste and sense of style. If you want to modernise your home without breaking the bank, a standard sized door like this is a good place to start.
If you are building a new home or renovating and have a certain style in mind, your choice of front entry doors is even more important. A heritage style home, for example, is not a heritage style home without a heritage style front door. Fortunately, these timber entry doors are part of Allkind Joinery’s Heritage Collection in their Renovators Range of doors. Everything from solid timber frame and panel single doors to full entry suites are available, so if heritage is what you’re after, Allkind has it for you, no matter what your budget may be.
Now let’s move to the back of your home. Have you created a beautiful garden or gone to the trouble and expense of building a wonderful patio, only to discover you can only appreciate them when you’re outdoors? If so, it’s probably because your access doors leave something to be desired. Glass doors are like picture frames. Imagine a landscape by Renoir in an aluminium frame. That’s the kind of effect aluminium sliding glass doors have. Now imagine the Renoir in its timber frame and you can see what a dramatic difference timber sliding doors or timber bifold doors can make.
Like front entrance doors, your patio doors can be selected to complement the style of your home. If you have a period style home, timber French doors may complement your interior decor better. If you want to bring the outdoors in, a bank of timber bifold doors may be perfect for you.
Top interior designers take timber so seriously, they often start by selecting timber floors and timber doors first and then choosing colours, furnishings and decor afterwards, using the warm colour palette of timber as their inspiration. Take your cue from them and draw inspiration from the selection of timber doors in the Allkind Joinery timber doors gallery. Better yet, call in at their showroom and see them in person. The staff will be happy to show you around and “hard sell” is not in their vocabulary.
Please call us toll free on 1800 757 949 with any questions you may have on Timber Architectural Joinery, our friendly staff are always happy to help with any advice you need.