Creating a welcoming entrance with traditional cottage doors

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While the traditional appearance of cottage doors may have a timeless attraction, the less attractive damp and draughty associations are enough to make you reach for the more practical, modern day equivalent. And that’s exactly what an increasing number of professional window and door companies are offering – traditional cottage doors fitted with the features you would expect from modern entrance doors.

This means you can now benefit from the classic charm of cottage doors without having to lose sleep over high energy bills and inadequate safety features.

How can cottage doors enrich your home?

Adding a classic touch to your home without compromising on contemporary comforts isn’t the only benefit of allowing cottage doors to make an entrance into your home. Here are a few more advantages:

Flexibility: As with other modern doors and windows, professional suppliers often offer a made-to-measure service, while the versatile design of cottage doors makes them suitable for many areas of the home.

Durability: As well as standing the test of time with style, modern cottage doors are made from uPVC, which means they won’t rot, flake, rust or fade. If you buy your cottage doors from a reputed company, you’ll have the added assurance of lengthy guarantees on the product and installation, and even a life-time guarantee against condensation between the panes.

Low maintenance: Because of their uPVC make-up, cottage doors simply require an occasional wipe with a damp cloth and soapy water or mild detergent.

Warmth: Cottage doors usually feature advanced glass technology and quality insulation features to help keep you cosy all year around.

Security: Since cottage doors are often used as a boundary between the inside and outside of a house, it’s important to feel assured of their security. With toughened safety glass and multi-point locking systems, you’ll feel secure with the modern features cottage doors now offer. If you’re concerned about security, look for a door that’s certified with the PAS24 standard for security.

What type of house do cottage doors suit?

Although cottage doors are most associated with traditional houses, whether you want a distinctive entrance or back door, there’s no reason why you can’t add an authentic edge to a more contemporary property.

Where should you fit cottage doors?

Available as single or double doors, cottage doors can be used as an attractive alternative to traditional patio doors in the living room, while they’re a particularly popular choice for kitchen back doors. The fact that they let in so much light and are easy to open makes them a perfect gateway between the indoors and outdoors.

Where can you find the right cottage doors for your home?

Although many of the cottage doors you’ll come across will be pre-hung and ready to fit into your home, the trouble is, they might not necessarily be the right size or shape for the area you have in mind. That’s why consulting a professional supplier can really make the difference, because not only will they advise you on the style of cottage door that will suit your home, tastes and needs – a professional can also measure your home’s available space to ensure your new cottage doors fit perfectly.

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Everest is the UK's leading home improvements company, providing quality doors (including cottage doors), double glazing windows, conservatories, kitchens and much more.

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This article was published on 2011/08/17