When considering energy-efficient improvements for your home, the windows are often where you start. Window improvements include replacements, films, window treatments, and glass installation to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Have you thought about entryway or patio doors? To make the most out of your investment in window improvements, the doors will also need to have work done to them. Here are some door renovation ideas to help you complete your window improvement projects.
1. Open Entrances with Doors That Include Sidelights
With older homes, the problem with entryway doors is that they are often small and feel enclosed. If you are doing improvements to windows in the rest of your home, you may want to consider installing larger entryway doors that help open the space, provide natural light, and improve the look of the entrance of your home. In addition, there are options for adding sidelights where there is enough space to help provide the entrance of your home with plenty of natural light.
2. Better Outdoor Living Space with Custom Patio Doors
There are also options that you want to consider for outdoor living space designs. Improvements can also be done to outdoor living spaces with new doors. You may want to consider using larger patio doors to replace windows and old sliding-glass doors. This is a great way to improve backyard spaces and integrate them with interior design and living spaces. There are even options for sliding doors that do not have the bottom track, which will allow you to seamlessly integrate the backyard space with the living areas in the rest of your home.
3. Replacing Exterior Doors with Poor Weatherproofing
There are probably other exterior doors located in your home that need to be upgraded. To start, look at unfinished areas of your home, such as garages and basements; these are areas that should have exterior doors, but often don't. Replace interior doors that lead to unfinished spaces with exterior doors to improve energy efficiency and security in your home. In addition, you will want to look at other doors, such as mudroom doors, or exterior utility areas and make sure that they are in good condition and do not need any repairs or improvements while you are doing work to the windows and doors in your home.
These are some door renovation ideas to help you get more out of window improvement projects. If you are doing window improvements to your home, contact an entry door installation service and talk to them about some of these solutions to complete your project.