Why is it that doors are often an afterthought rather than a starting point? In fact, people often view these design elements as a part of the home’s permanent framework, choosing instead to focus on changing the paint color or hanging more wall art. But what if the doors of your home could make as big of a statement as the furniture? Or in some cases, bigger?…
As a companion piece to our post on modern door designs, we once again showcase the power of the contemporary door. Front doors, interior doors, sliding doors…you name it! We’ve picked 10 of the most interesting and sleek selections for your inspiration. Enjoy browsing the images below!
Wooden Door Designs
Many modern doors are crafted of wood. In fact, it’s interesting to see just how windows are incorporated into wooden door designs. Take the door below, featured on a home from Feldman Architecture. With large panes of glass on either side, a series of square windows is all that’s needed to add modern flair to the wooden door in the image.
Horizontally oriented glass panes are the perfect touch for a wooden door that’s situated between two vertical windows. In fact, this entryway lets the light in while still preserving a sense of privacy. [from Cornerstone Architects]
Sometimes when it comes to door design, no windows are necessary. In fact, the modern home below has so many windows, something different is needed to create contrast. As you can see, the solid wooden construction of the door stands out precisely because it is windowless! [by David Vandervort Architects]
When it comes to interior doors, a lack of windows can help ensure privacy. But don’t think that no windows = limited style. There’s always room for embellishment! The horizontal lines on the wooden door below help add modern flair to the space. [from Mark 1 Photography]
How about a combination of wood and metal? The contrast can be stunning, as shown in the purple and black room below. And speaking of purple and black, it’s hard to beat that contrast!… [from 27estore via Mosest]
Metal and Glass Door Designs
Some of the most interesting modern doors available are crafted of metal and glass. And there’s no denying that these doors are quite sturdy! Check out the large doors below, which practically reach the ceiling of the foyer. Vertical lines and strategically built-in panes make these pieces true works of art. [from Birdseye Design]
We can’t rule out the usefulness of a sliding door. In fact, the Light 02 Sliding Door from Modernus can be used as use as a room divider, a closet door, a typical sliding door or a pocket door. We’re crazy about the sleek construction, complete with ribbed aluminum paneling and an anodized aluminum frame.
The Light 00 Sliding Door from Modernus is striking with its expansive glassy surface. In fact, this sliding door is top hung with no floor tracks. A subtle handle adds function without overtaking the design:
A series of metal and glass doors can be seen in the image below, which showcases the exterior of a home in stylish detail. In fact, there’s something about the repetition of doors across the wall that makes an unforgettable impression, don’t you think? [from Batim Studio, more info at Cantera Doors]
We end with an homage to the frosted glass door. And just why do we love frosted glass? Because it lets the light in while still allowing for privacy! There’s something about a design that celebrates the best of both worlds… [from Globus Builder]
Have you ever replaced a door in your home? What style of door did you select? Would you ever spend time and money updating the interior doors of your home? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…