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Quick door poll - trying to choose a front door (1 Viewer)

Which front door looks the best with our townhouse? (excuse the bad photoshop skills)

  • 48 inch door in middle with 24" sidelight on both sides

    Votes: 17 36.2%
  • Two 48-inch french doors with windows

    Votes: 11 23.4%
  • 72-inch door with 24 inch sidelight

    Votes: 19 40.4%

  • Total voters
    47

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On door #3, are the sides 12 inches each, with the door 48?

Amazing how it works better if you can read!!

First Place: Single Door, Single Sidelight
Second Place: Single Door, Double Sidelight
Thrid Place: French Doors.

My wife likes the Single Door, Double then the Single then the French. Her thought was "Like french doors, just not in front; maybe if they were wood instead of glass. Lets people see too much into house!!"

 
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So my wife and I have been going back and forth on the "look" we want for the front door of our new place. 

I'm not going to add any of our commentary yet, want to see where this goes...

48 inch door in middle with 24" sidelight on both sides (windows will be clear, not tinted, to match windows above)

Two 48-inch french doors with windows (windows will be clear, not tinted, to match windows above)

72-inch door with 24-inch sidelight
Wow. They’re all pretty nice. They all match pretty well with the surrounding windows although a wider pan view from further back would help.

1) Most modern and open to me. Really a work of art so to speak, like the door is just suspended in space. Very cool Wow Factor. Still privacy because the sidelights are small and not contiguous. 

2) Still modern but not as modern as #1. You’d need blinds on them, preferably blinds between the panes of glass. This door would open the largest making furniture and appliance moving easy. Does the door have a built-in three point lock that locks into the ceiling and floor for rigidity and security? If this condo is very near the street and traffic then the amount of glass seems excessive. This style door is really meant to open to a back deck or patio imo rather than a front door.

3) While I like the very large opening for furniture, it doesn’t have the Wow Factor of #1 with only one sidelight as that removes the suspended effect. Huge, tall front doors do really send a statement though. In particular I’ve seen gorgeous hand-carved large wood doors on big houses that are stately and impressive. But on a condo would a large door be overwhelming as a percentage of the building size? Does even a plain, flat huge door also fit the style and decor of the architecture? Hard to tell.

FINAL CONCLUSION

Based on what you’ve shown so far, if the style is modern and clean, and you’re looking to make a statement that matches the design, is functional and has a flair for risk-taking...I’d go with #1. 

I reserve the right to change my mind based on how you might further describe the interior design, better exterior pics and your personalities. 

 
I don't like having a front door with that much clear glass for anyone to see what is inside the house.  You can put in blinds/etc for windows, but you can't do much for that door.

Plus, i want a big ### door for furniture/etc.

So, i hate all of them.

 
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Definitely not the double french doors.  Too much glass and waste of a door and hardware as only one will ever get used. 

I prefer #1.  Privacy, symmetry and still provides good amount of natural light in foyer area. 

 
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The house we moved into had a large doorside window (pretty much like #3) and I hated it.  Had it ripped out and the frame rebuilt, With no door height window.   No privacy that way. 

Went with a transom window for light without feeling like everyone could just see in. 

 
The house we moved into had a large doorside window (pretty much like #3) and I hated it.  Had it ripped out and the frame rebuilt, With no door height window.   No privacy that way. 

Went with a transom window for light without feeling like everyone could just see in. 
Ours also has a window beside the front door.  We put a plantation shutter on it.  Complete privacy and still usable if needed.

 
Given the choices and the opening Id go with 1 and it’s not close for me. 

2 looks like it belongs on the read of the house, not a front door. 

3 makes it look like it’s a condo or apartment dwelling. 

 
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I prefer #1.  Privacy, symmetry and still provides good amount of natural light in foyer area. 
The foyer gets plenty of light due to the fact that it goes all the way up to the 2nd floor (25 feet) in the foyer. There is also all glass on the West side (you are looking at the north side in the pictures.

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Ours also has a window beside the front door.  We put a plantation shutter on it.  Complete privacy and still usable if needed.
The house is going to have a modern/contemporary feel to it so while we are going to have something there for privacy, not sure a plantation shutter is the look that will match the rest of the house.

#1. 3 doesn’t fit with the windows above. 2 is too much glass in the facade. 
We keep going back on forth with that (which is why the other two options are there for symmetry). 

3 makes it look like it’s a condo or apartment dwelling.
It is a 2-unit townhome so there is a mirror image on the left side that you aren't seeing. 

Here is a picture from the road of both units. We are going to have the same door on both units.

The white is just a primer however the finished color will be some shade of white most likely 

 

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