Door Styles Through the Eras: A Guide to Transforming Your Home

Published 29 April 2024 by Sternfenster
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When it comes to home improvement, one of the key elements that can completely transform the look and feel of a space is the choice of door styles. Doors not only serve a functional purpose of providing access and privacy, but they also contribute to the overall aesthetic and design of a room. In this guide, as Sternfenster, we will explore different door styles and the eras they belong to, helping you make an informed decision and match the aesthetic of your home.

1. Victorian Era: Classic Elegance

During the Victorian era, which spanned from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, door styles were characterized by classic elegance and intricate details. Victorian doors often featured ornate carvings, decorative glass panels, and elaborate mouldings. These doors were typically made from solid wood, such as oak or mahogany, and were designed to make a grand statement.

Whether you’re looking to add a touch of Victorian elegance to your home or you are lucky enough to own a Victorian home, consider opting for a traditional panelled door with intricate detailing. Here at Sternfenster, we offer a range of uPVC and aluminium doors that can be customised to replicate the look of Victorian doors while providing modern functionality and energy efficiency.

upvc doors with decorative glass

2. Art Deco Era: Streamlined Simplicity

In the 1920s and 1930s, the popular movement of Art Deco emerged, characterised by its sleek and streamlined designs. Art Deco doors often featured geometric patterns, bold colours, and smooth surfaces. These doors were a departure from the ornate styles of the Victorian era and embraced a more minimalist and modern aesthetic.

To capture the essence of the Art Deco era, consider choosing minimalist doors with clean lines. At Sternfenster, we offer a range of modern door styles that can complement this style, such as aluminium bifold doors or uPVC doors with woodgrain colour finishes that can complement an Art Deco inspired interior. Alternatively, you can also bespokely design our uPVC residential doors with stained and coloured glasses in a geometric pattern. 

upvc black back door

3. Mid-Century Modern Era: Functionality and Simplicity

The mid-century modern era, which spanned from the 1940s to the 1960s, embraced functionality and simplicity in design. Doors from this era often featured clean lines, minimal ornamentation, and a focus on natural materials. Sliding doors and large glass panels were also popular during this time, allowing for a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.

To achieve a mid-century modern look, consider opting for a door with a minimalist design and large glass panels. Sternfenster offers a range of sliding doors and bifold doors that can create a sense of openness and connection to the outdoors while providing excellent thermal efficiency and security.

aluminium bifold doors

4. Contemporary Era: Versatility & Personalisation

In the present day, door styles have become more diverse and versatile, allowing homeowners to express their personal style and preferences. Contemporary doors can range from sleek and minimalist designs to bold and artistic statements. While using robust materials such as uPVC, aluminium and composite which offer high levels of durability, energy efficiency, and a wide range of customisation options for homeowners’ flexibility.

So whether you prefer a sleek and modern design or a more traditional aesthetic, Sternfenster offers a variety of door styles that you can bespokely design to suit your needs. From sophisticated yet secure aluminium front doors to uPVC patio doors that are available in an abundance of hardware and glass options. 

Though if you want to know more about the customisation options we offer here at Sternfenster for our doors, you can always get in touch with us. We will be more than happy to help & go through the details so you can design the perfect door. 

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Create Your Dream Door Style With Sternfenster 

If you decided on your dream door design, whether that is belonging to the Victorian Era or the Mid-Century Modern Era, why not explore our range of door styles and get a free personalised quote? Alternatively, our experienced team is ready to help you in transforming your home with beautiful and functional doors. Contact us today or locate your nearest Sternfenster installer to get started on your home improvement journey.

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