Front Door

  • Our Favourite Front Doors Through the Ages

    Here at Premierdoorhandles.co.uk we’re sure it won’t surprise you in the slightest to discover we’ve got a bit of a thing about doors – and especially traditional period doors. We loved the craftsmanship that went in to the old Victorian, Edwardian and Queen Anne doors. We’re also fond of all the stained glass and elaborate art work that went into Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts influenced doors at the turn of the 20th century. We suspect the very fact you’re reading this blog in the first place means that you too share our interest.

    In this article we’ll touch on the history of the front door from its beginnings as far back as ancient Egypt - the pyramids had a piece of wood leaning over their main entrance way in order to bar intruders - to the sliding doors of the Romans and then we’ll go on to explore the subject a bit more in depth up until the current day where most doors, you’ll find, are a combination of wood and glass.

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  • How to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    If you’re looking to sell your property any time soon, the exterior of your home can make a great difference in the way buyers feel about purchasing it. The outside of your house is the first thing potential buyers will see and emotional decisions will be made before they’ve even stepped inside the front door.

    Luckily, improving your curb appeal isn’t a difficult or thankless task. Small and inexpensive changes can be made to make your home much more appealing and attractive to buyers and estate agents, and could even increase the price of your home.

    Follow these quick and easy tips on how to increase your seller power and ramp up your curb appeal:

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  • Creating Your Own Feature Front Door

    If you’ve ever scoured the internet for home design inspiration, the chances are high that you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of stunning external feature doors. These doors aren’t reserved strictly for Instagram-worthy homes, they’re actually a simple tool that lets you have fun with the exterior of your home and allows your personality to shine. If you know how, a bit of TLC and design fun can give you the type of front door that becomes a key design feature along, making the rest of your home look great at the same time.

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  • Choosing The Right Front Door For Your Home

    One of the first details guests and visitors will undoubtedly notice about your home is its front door, after all, as they walk up your path it’s what they are looking at the most because they are about to ring your door bell, or knock so all their focus will be right on it! Make your front door one which really tells a positive story, make it one to stand out from the crowd and to reflect the type of home you live in as well as the type person that you are. Front doors don’t need to be boring, far from it – today there are a multitude of different colours and designs to enhance and add theatre to your home. At Premier Door Handles we’d like to help you choose a beautiful door which works perfectly for your front entrance.

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  • Make Your Entrance Stand Out

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    The first thing that any guest in your home or building will see is the front door. While we’re all notorious for claiming we’d never judge a book by its cover, it’s a fact of human psychology that people do rely on their first impressions to make judgements. It’s a survival mechanism that has evolved with us over the years, allowing our cave-dwelling ancestors to quickly assess the danger of any given situation. Continue reading

  • Exterior Door Handles: How to Choose the Best for Your Door

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    Whether you’ve just bought a new front door or you are looking to give your current door a bit of a makeover, your choice of door handle can be crucial. As well as ensuring that you get one that is well made and long lasting, it’s crucial that you get one that looks the part and fits with the style that you are trying to give your house. Whether you are trying to sell your home or just want to make it look the very best it can, paying close attention to details like your outside door handles can make all the difference. Continue reading

  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Door Security

    We’d all like our homes to be that little bit more secure wouldn’t we? Here at Premier Door Handles, we take house security very seriously. Below we take a look at how doors are one of the most vulnerable parts of a property that a burglar will target and how you can ensure your home’s door security is as good as it can be. Continue reading

  • How to Make Your Home Safe

    Home is a place where we are supposed to be utterly comfortable and at peace. It’s the place we go to relax after working all day; it’s the place we keep our most important possessions, the place we focus on our health and our relationships, and the place where we turn off the world for a while and just enjoy the space we’ve carved out for ourselves. One thing it is never supposed to be is threatening - so it is no surprise that we often go to great lengths to ensure that our homes are safe.

    In fact, protecting our homes from threats is a primitive instinct that goes back to our ancient ancestors. While ice-age humans were largely nomadic, that didn’t stop them from staking out territory and guarding it fiercely. In the same ways today, we guard our homes like dragons guarding piles of pilfered gold, taking advantage of the best security hardware and latest technology available. Continue reading

  • How to Dress your Door

    We need doors in our homes…obvious right? But how many of us put real thought into how our doors look and how we style them? When we buy or purchase a home, we tend to take the doors for granted, accept them as they are if they have no functional problems or damage. We might replace doors as part of a home makeover, but when budgets are tight doors get overlooked for other features such as furniture and external fittings such as windows…internal doors often come low on the list of interior design priorities.

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