16 Apr 2018

For many people in Perth, their home is their castle, their stronghold. It is where they go to relax and de-stress. However, this is not the case for all homeowners. Have you considered those homeowners who are past victims of break-ins? Are you perhaps someone whose home was targeted by a criminal? These are very real possibilities. For those homeowners, the illusion of safety is shattered.

For these reasons, many people are tightening up the security of their homes. However, a big iron door set into a house does not look great. As well as being a bastion for homeowners, houses are statements about themselves to the entire neighbourhood. Now, if you own a castle, you could probably get away with having a giant iron gate or door. But for the rest of the population of Perth, you need to incorporate some aesthetics into your security. Therefore, this post is something to guide you in choosing a stylish security door for your home. There are a lot of options to consider, so, without further ado, here are some aspects to keep in mind when selecting a security door with style.

Colour

Colour is one of the most important considerations for you. Colour is one of the first aspects that the human eye sees. You will want to consider the colours that are already present on your house. You also need to consider what feeling or style the colours of your house, including your security door, presents.

Choices, Choices, Choices

With that in mind, you should know the impression some basic colours give off. To start, the colour red is a bold one. If you want your door to be the centrepiece of your design, red is a good option. It pairs well with neutral tones like grey, black, white, and brown. It also goes well with blue and yellow.

If you want your door to fade back into the background a bit more, try using a dark blue instead. Blue symbolizes calmness and tranquillity in most Western cultures. Much like red, blue pairs well with neutral tones. Since you are using a darker colour here, you can afford to use more saturated colours on the rest of the house. Lighter green and orange also can work well here.

Finally, black is a solid choice for any design. It looks sleek and often metallic. This makes it a really good choice for more modern designs. No matter what the other colours of your house are, black should pair well with any of them. If you are trying to go for the modern look, however, pair the black with white or grey and pick one accent. Ensure that the accent is bright and is a focal point, such as some shutters or something similar.

Style

Style also has a large part in the look of your home. With doors, however, it tends to be a bit more limited. There are a couple of considerations to have though. Picking the wrong style of door can lead to a strange mismatch of styles. Generally, when it comes to security doors, style gets limited to the material used.

Since it is a security door, unfortunately you are mostly limited to metal. That is not necessarily a bad thing however, since metal can be very flexible. This is because the doors are generally painted, which ensures that you can add some personality to them. So your first decision is whether to have a shiny or matte finish. The shinier the finish, the more modern the door will appear.

The second alternative is a matte finish. Only use this variety if the door is not planned to be the overall focal point. If you want a more natural look to your home but do not trust wood to keep out home invaders, matte finish works well. It draws less attention to the fact that it is metal. For another matte solution, paint the door with a wood pattern to draw out that natural feeling even further.

Safe and Stylish

So there you have it. Your next step should be to look for some affordable yet sturdy security doors. For a wide selection of stylish security doors in Perth, contact us today at Rockingham Glass. Our consultants will be happy to discuss the security features and styles best suited to your Perth home.

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