5 Front Door Trends for 2019

5 Front Door Trends for 2019

Every year, trends in home design emerge. Details like size and color gain popularity, especially for features like front doors. For 2019, there are a few distinct characteristics that homeowners are choosing. Here are five trends to look for.

Trendy Front Doors for 2019

1. Oversized

Bigger, wider, and taller are trending this year, with homeowners choosing more expansive front doors with less paneling and molding. Some entryways are as large as 10 to 12 feet, and due to their size, these doors open on pivot hinges for a modern touch and an exciting focal point.

2. Clean Lines

Without panels and moldings, doors this year offer a cleaner line than in the past. If glass is included, it is glazed right onto the door itself without any extra details, and most lines are straight and simple. Where ornate details were once en vogue, less is now more.

3. Extra Glass

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Glass on front doors is not new, but doors with more glass areas and panels are trending, especially in coastal regions. In past years, doors were usually mostly wood, but now half or full glass options are taking prominence. Windows also contrast well with rich materials, like dark brown woods, or they brighten up an entry when paired with lighter colors.

4. Bold Colors

One of the biggest trends is making a bold statement. An easy way to do that is to choose an exciting color. While the tone should match the style of the property and complement other hues on the house, finding contrast is a wonderful approach to your new door. Try bright colors like orange, lime green, turquoise, and yellow, or choose something richer, like deeper greens and reds.

5. Barn Doors

Barn doors are popular for both front doors as well as interior doors. Barn-style options provide a rustic feel that is also inviting for any guest. They can be customized to any size and color, and homeowners can choose simple versions to more detailed choices.

For a new front door this year, call JFK Window & Door. Serving the Cincinnati area and the 275 loop since 1990, their door and window selections include top industry manufacturers, such as Andersen and ProVia. Their team also provides quality installation as well as custom orders for everything from patio and entry doors to double-hung windows. They even provide a custom stain and paint option to match existing elements of your home. Call (513) 851-1000 or visit them onlinefor their door installation options.

Building a Home? 3 Window and Door Trends to Consider

Building a Home? 3 Window and Door Trends to Consider

Your new home will be amazing, but building a home can be an overwhelming process. Despite the difficulty, a new, custom home is a great way to have the home you need and want. One part of the design process you may forget about is the selection of your doors and windows, especially since there are so many styles, sizes, colors, and designs to choose from.

This guide and professionals will help you select one or more trendy options for your new home’s doors and windows.

1. Grand Front Entrance

Your new home’s front door is important for a few different reasons. Not only is it necessary for entering and existing your home, but the front door also plays a big role in your home’s curb appeal and value. Because of this importance, you want to make sure to take the time to pick out the right door for your property.

A double door will help you create the grand front entrance you prefer. However, your home’s layout may not be designed to accommodate these larger doors. You and your builder should work together to determine if your home’s floor plan will accommodate the size necessary for double doors.

Even if your home’s layout will only accommodate a single door, you can choose a design that still helps create a grand front entrance. The key is to choose a door that complements your home’s exterior style.

For example, doors made from a combination of fiberglass and glass are suitable for modern style homes. If your home is more traditional, consider a large fiberglass door with intricate carvings for detail.

2. Unique Interior Doors

Traditional white doors that most builders use may serve their purpose, but they do tend to lack style and personality. Today, more and more designers and homeowners install unique doors throughout their home’s interior.

To get started, create a focal point in your kitchen and dining area with a unique pantry door. A glass door with pantry etched in the glass or a door with built-in chalkboard sign that allows you to make notes for upcoming grocery trips.

Barn doors are also popular options you may want for your new home. These sliding doors, which can be manufactured using wood, metal, or combinations of wood, metal, and glass, make great options for offices, dining rooms, or the doorways into your master bathroom.

Never assume a barn door system will work for your specific doorway. Make sure there is sufficient space for the doors to slide open and closed without interference.

3. Elaborate Patio Doors

Another trend that will remain functional, stylish, and valuable for many years to come is the addition of an elaborate patio door system. Instead of a basic door that leads off onto the deck or patio, designing a door system that combines your indoor and outdoor living areas will add enormous appeal and value to your home.

Fortunately, you have a few options when you’re ready to choose an elaborate door system for your indoor/outdoor living spaces.

A French door system works with most home styles, since they look like traditional doors.

French doors allow a lot of natural light in and can be opened up, providing you with easy access in and out of your indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Sliding glass doors can also help you achieve the indoor/outdoor environment you want.

Seamless sliding or folding glass doors provide an array of light inside the home, opening up your entire interior to the outdoors when you are ready to entertain or just enjoy nature.

With the right selections, you can choose doors and windows suited to your home’s style and your family’s needs. For more information on your new home’s doors and windows, contact JFK Window & Door Co. today.

How to Brighten Up Your Kitchen During a Remodel Project

How to Brighten Up Your Kitchen During a Remodel Project

A bright, airy kitchen is typically the goal when you embark on a remodel project. You’ll also look at utilitarian improvements, like increased work space. Ultimately, when the project is done, you want a kitchen that feels open and inviting while also offering some modern luxuries the space has been lacking. Below are some ideas to improve your kitchen when you remodel.

Increase Window Sizes

One of the best ways to create that airy atmosphere in your kitchen is by increasing the natural light that streams in. To that end, consider increasing the size of your windows, especially if you have an older home with small windows. If increasing their size isn’t feasible, look into windows with clear glass instead of glass divided by grilles. The unobstructed glass makes the window feel more open.

Add a Window

Another option is to increase the number of windows in your kitchen. Perhaps your kitchen’s architecture can even accommodate a wall of windows. Another common space for adding windows is above the transom of existing windows or doors. Transom windows come in a wide variety of shapes, including half round, circular, and rectangular. They can open or be stationary.

Look into Glass Doors

Many kitchens lead out to the patio. If this is the case in your house, the patio door is another space for adding glass. You can choose the classic sliding glass door, a single door with a large glass pane, or glass French doors. All three options help open up your kitchen space for that bright ambiance.

Depending on the architecture of your house, you can transform your kitchen into more of a transitional space with window walls or multiple glass doors. These installations widen the existing entrance between the indoors and the outdoors. Sliding glass doors or multiple glass doors provide that transition. This setup is appropriate if you have a large kitchen with a dining area.

Add Accent Lighting

Natural light won’t be enough to brighten the space during your kitchen remodel. You’ll need artificial illumination as well. You’ll naturally have an overhead fixture and likely task lighting already; however, consider adding accent lighting too.

You have different options for accent lighting in the kitchen. The main goal is to accent what you want to see. So, you may choose to highlight interesting architecture, such as vaulted ceilings or recessed shelving. You could also have a system of track lighting installed to train the illumination onto different areas of your cabinetry or island for visual appeal.

Open up the Cabinetry

Kitchen cabinets are the largest installation in your room, so you may feel that they dominate the space. One way to soften the cabinets’ presence is by opening them up. You can do this by having some of the doors removed or replacing them with glass-paned doors. As a bonus, glass-paned doors reflect light back into the kitchen, promoting that bright atmosphere.

Replace Your Countertops

The other big feature in your kitchen is your countertops. You have numerous options for the countertop material, including natural stone, concrete, tile, and laminate. You’ll make that decision based largely on utility and budget. However, even within each of those categories you’ll have choices about colors. Consider lighter colors over dark ones.

For example, some homeowners want countertops that make a statement. Instead of traditional granite, you could opt for limestone, which is naturally paler. Limestone does require more upkeep, but the overall effect is chic and unexpected. Plus, the light color helps promote the airy feel of your kitchen.

Book in Advance

Most importantly, take a look at the timeline you’d like to see your project follow and adjust your plan based on what is reasonable. Most projects that involve multiple upgrades and renovations need a lead time of 6–8 weeks. Schedule a design consult to see which parts of your dream kitchen can be accomplished before the new year. Then schedule any remaining renovations for the next year.

Design an open kitchen that feels bright and open. Consult with JFK Window & Door for design plans that can work within your house’s architecture.

3 Benefits of a New Front Door

3 Benefits of a New Front Door

A front door gives the home life. After all, the door is the first thing people see. The door can tie the home’s color palette or style together, and the door can help your home stand out or blend in.

Is your front door looking a little drab? Perhaps you’ve painted and repainted the same old door, and it’s finally falling apart. While it can be hard to part with a familiar front door, replacing your door has a lot of advantages. Look at a new door as an opportunity to transform your entryway or to replace the existing setup with a more energy-efficient door system.

This guide lists three benefits of replacing your front door.

1. Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

A new front door can redefine the style of your house. From traditional paneled doors to sleek, modern doors, your personal style and the style of your home can be reflected in your front door. You can choose from a variety of door styles, and you can even add features like privacy or clear glass panels, bright colors, or decorative hardware.

Whichever style you choose, make sure your new front door complements your home. Remember, the door is the first impression of your home that visitors get. Colors, decorative glass styles, and the amount of glass all have a huge impact on how your door looks. At JFK Window & Door Co., we utilize Provia’s home design app to show you what your new door will look like on your house.

Of course, the material you choose influences the overall look of the door and the home. For example, a rustic fiberglass door complements a brick house and completes the traditional look, whereas a sleek glass door would look better on a modern home.

Whether you plan on selling your home in the near future or you just want to make your home a little more beautiful, a new door is the way to go.

2. Upgrade to a Durable Material

Entry door replacements offer around a 74 percent return on investment, depending on the material of the door. While this high ROI could be because the door adds to the home’s curb appeal, it’s also influenced by the door’s material. A common concern for homeowners buying a new door is longevity and durability, so certain materials offer a higher ROI than others.

Some of the most durable materials are:

  • Steel
  • Wood
  • Fiberglass

Each of these materials comes with advantages and disadvantages. For example, wood is traditional and popular, but it requires a lot of maintenance. In contrast, steel is the least expensive but isn’t as durable against extreme weather. Of these options, fiberglass is perhaps the most durable, but it’s also more expensive. The biggest advantage of fiberglass? You’ll get the beauty of wood graining without the maintenance that goes along with a wood door.

As you choose a material for your entryway, you’ll have to weigh the advantages each brings. However, when you choose a durable door, you won’t be disappointed — it will last for a long time, letting you enjoy it for years to come, and will be a good investment.

3. Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Another benefit of a new door is the savings on your monthly utility bills. One way that newer doors improve the energy efficiency of your home is through their design — newer doors have more insulation.

In addition to a design that maximizes insulation, newer doors tend to have better sealing features, like weatherstripping. Cooled or heated air can exit your home through gaps between the door and floor or even between the window and window frame. Weatherstripping prevents these leaks to keep your home energy efficient.

By having a professional install your door, you can ensure that the weatherstripping and other sealing features are installed correctly and can keep your house as energy efficient as possible.

If you’re considering replacing your front door, let JFK Window & Door Co. help you with the details to find an entry door system you’ll love for years to come. We have a variety of beautiful, energy-efficient doors for you to choose from. Once you pick the perfect door, our team will install it at your home. Stop by our showroom today to browse our selection.