Salvage Doors And The Vintage Home
Architectural salvage doors that come from old buildings that are being demolished have a tremendous impact when they are reused in the homes of
today. Because there are only a certain number of doors that qualify as antique doors, in terms of age as well as condition, they are truly a treasure
that will enhance the look of your period home for years to come. Salvage doors can be used both indoors and outside to beautiful effect.
An antique entry door can make a grand first impression on your family and guests. The entryway to your home needs to feature several aspects in
order for it to stay in period style while functioning properly. The main door needs to be clearly visible on the approach from your driveway or the
street to your house. What this means is that the door must be a prominent feature on the front of the house, and this can be easily achieved through
the use of an antique entry door. Because it is set up to be on prominent display, the style of antique doors that are used in entryways are crucial to
maintaining the period look of the vintage home. It is not a wise choice to select a modern front door for use in a vintage home, because it will be so
glaringly out of place that it will detract from the entire exterior facade of the house. Instead, many homeowners choose antique wood doors to grace
the front entryways of their homes. Salvage doors can have attention drawn to them by their placement in an entryway that has a porch or stoop. As
well, sidelights and decorative pediments and even columns can be used to draw the focus of vision to the salvage doors themselves.
To keep the period home's historical appearance intact, architectural salvage doors should, whenever possible, be used throughout the home. Interior
designs in these type of dwellings necessitate the use of antique wood doors that fit into the design aesthetic. Bedroom and bathroom doors, closet
doors, some of which might be pocket doors depending on the home style, pantry doors, as