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How to Choose a Front Entry Door

How to Choose a Front Entry Door

The right front entry door makes a statement and enhances curb appeal. Learn about the different styles and customization options available through Pella of Plattsburgh. That way, you can help your clients find the right one for their home.

Modern Entry Doors

Modern entry doors feature clean lines, expansive glass and a bold color statement. They’re made from wood, fiberglass or steel and let in lots of natural light, especially when customized with glass panels and sidelights.


We finish our premium wood, steel and fiberglass doors using contemporary colors or stains. Popular choices include:

  • Crisp white
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Natural-hued stains


Hardware is the finishing touch on any quality entry door. For modern homes, it should complement architectural style as well as window hardware. Select from high-performance options in the most-desired colors, including chrome and matte black.

Modern Farmhouse Front Doors

Modern farmhouse front doors are rustic yet elegant. They deliver streamlined architecture and ample natural light. You’ll often see them paired with grilles or sidelights for a personalized look.


These doors are usually wood. Top finish choices include:

  • Black
  • Natural
  • Neutral stain


Highlight rustic roots with a squared-off hardware placed in distressed bronze. Or go more modern with a hardware set in chrome or matte black.

Craftsman Front Doors

Craftsman front doors fit a wide variety of architecture styles, such as bungalow, cottage and those with natural design elements like wood or stone. These doors have glass in their top panel, which can include a grille pattern or decorative glass. For additional natural light, they can be combined with sidelights and a transom.


These doors are available in wood and fiberglass. Choose from a wide variety of complementary colors, including:

  • Prefinished stains in natural, reddish and charcoal hues
  • Pre-painted in curated Sherwin-Williams colors, such as neutral and earth tones


With our partnership with Baldwin®, you’ll be able to help your clients find just the right finish. Choose from popular finishes like bronze, nickel and chrome.

Traditional Front Doors

Traditional front doors are highly customizable to fit your client’s unique home. They can be solid with simple finishes or have ornate glass panels with grilles.


These doors are available in wood or fiberglass. Available colors range from rich stains to eye-catching paint colors from Sherwin-Williams.


Because traditional front doors have a high degree of design flexibility, they pair well with a variety of hardware styles and finishes. This includes brass, bronze and chrome.

Custom Front Doors

Each client’s home is one of a kind, and their front door should exemplify that. At Pella of Plattsburgh, we have the knowledge and experience to create just the right solution, whether it’s wood, fiberglass or steel.

Personalize it further with:

  • Glass options, including clear, textured obscure and decorative
  • A variety of grille styles
  • Between-the-glass blinds
  • A diverse selection of premium hardware

As your trusted partner, we have the expertise to take your exterior door project to the next level. Call us at 518-563-8536 or pop into our showroom to get a free quote today.

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