There are many keys features to an inviting entryway and our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors loves helping our clients reinvent theirs. Here in Tigard, OR, we have grown very fond of the entryway and all we can do to customize it with our high-end windows and doors.
Consider this: the right entry door and flanked sidelites in perfect harmony. Windows high above for added “wow-factor” and natural light. The right hue for the feng shui enthusiast in the family. Enough space to get yourself and your busy family in and out on schedule.
These things are not “too good to be true.” Our team has been in the business of lovely and functional entryways for nearly two decades. We understand. Further, we know each home and each family has a specific set of design needs.
The smaller or dual-purpose entryway
Slight, non-descript entryways are common in small homes or condos. Often, an entryway is simply a doorway to a living room or kitchen. To be frank, a formal entryway is a luxury, so when space or cost is in question, the entryway is one of the first “rooms” to go. In this case, we would want to bring in added natural light with high-up awning or small, geometric picture windows, which will naturally create the illusion of a grander space. Which direction does your current door swing open (left/right)? The direction can make a huge difference in space utilization. Also, downsizing your door (if you have double-doors or an oversized single door) will give you added wall space for built-in storage, coat hooks, shoe placement, a family “planning system,” etc.
Common in the ‘90s—the entryway has its own small to sizable “landing” or mudroom for shoes, coats, and perhaps a small closet. In general, a sizable entry door with one to two sidelights is ideal, here. Split-entry homes are often modern or traditional, so a little asymmetry (choosing one sidelight) and wood-grain fiberglass or real wood are beautiful choices. Typically, wall space in this type of entryway is limited; we can add small, rectangular picture windows above the doorway for added light without compromised privacy and—if there’s additional wall space—perhaps a narrow slider window above the coat rack or next to the shoe closet.
The formal or large entryway
The bigger the space, the more options we have for your Tigard home! We can take advantage of high walls with 10’ foot double-doors and grand customized windows above and around the doors. If your family is more interested in unique and non-traditional options, we’ll look at our industrial-inspired or contemporary doors with their clean lines and stunning peculiarities.
We hope you are as excited as we are to re-imagine your entryway. At Lifetime Windows & Doors, you will find expertise, creativity, and enthusiasm. The best part of our job is co-designing with you! Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction so you can have the home of your dreams. Questions? Give our team a call—we look forward to your next Tigard, OR entry door project!
Lifetime Windows & Doors
14710 SE Lee Ave
Portland, OR 97267