A front door tells a visitor a lot about the people who live in a house and about their values too. Do they have grand pretensions, or would they rather enjoy a bucolic life in the countryside? Is the wood brightly painted and is the ironmongery freshly polished, or do the owners perhaps have other things they prefer to do? Whichever type of person you may be (or somewhere in between) here are some ideas for the family bottom drawer when you are ready to find a carpenter to fit your new door.
o White UPC doors have been popular in England ever since manufacturers introduced them. Reasons for this include the brighter look that they provide when compared to tatty wooden doors, and the zero-maintenance involved. They look so similar though that it is entirely possible to try to open the neighbor’s door in error – for this reason, some people prefer to make a bolder statement that reflects their own personalities as well.
o Some homeowners prefer like to make a more individual statement while remaining within the context of an existing door frame. This has immense advantages when it comes to cost, and is readily reversed too if a creative idea turns out wrong. The individual style that a homeowner selects has a lot to say about their views on life – carpenters in London often recommend this type of modification because there may be fewer problems where a listed building is involved.
o The idea of making a grand statement still appeals to many families, especially when they are in direct competition with the neighbors for the smartest house in the street. In this case, you will need more than a carpenter to fit the door – you will also need to find a tradesman to do the plastered surround too. If you can afford the cost then you may also enjoy envious glances from the people across the street.
Fitting an expensive new front door is definitely not a job for an inexperienced amateur carpenter, especially because it must be completed the same day and be storm-proof too. In this case, Mr-Skill definitely recommends that you get carpenter quotes to do the job (and perhaps find a handyman-plasterer too)to make sure the job is completed properly.