Different Styles of Doors

Different Styles of DoorsIt’s been a while since we’ve done one of these posts, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t continue to remind our valued customers at Valley Windows that we don’t just provide you a better view, we also provide you the best doors around. Take a look at our Timber doors like our Timber Stacker Doors – similar to sliding doors and with varying options of number of panels or our Hinged Aluminium Door, which has the flexibility to open in or out.

Doors have been an important part of architecture for hundreds if not thousands of years. They’re a way to greet and meet new and old friends and a security feature, which keeps what’s important to you safe and sound. But what have they looked like over the years? And what has inspired important additions to different architectural styles of homes? Read on to learn more:

Let’s go by decades and start with the 1960s. Back then, it was all about wooden doors, frosted glass and rows and rows of windows adjacent.

In the 70s, exteriors and the materials used started to change. All of a sudden, the popular focus was on darker wood. Key words during this decade if you were building a home were both exterior doors and also hollowed doors.

With the 80s, a lot of architects found interest in and passion for geometric designs – not just for doors, but for windows and the entirety of the home. Here’s where we started seeing more glass doors, as well as French doors – both trends that have continued to this day.

Getting closer to where we are now, we closed out the last decade of the 1900s – an era where we saw many trends that we would either like to remember or to forget. But in the home space, dark wood became less popular, instead working with blonde wood, screens inspired by the Japanese trends that have been around for centuries, and generally looking at home design with a minimalist lens. I think we’ll all agree, especially if you watch shows like Million Dollar Listing – the minimalist trend isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

Now here’s where architecture and door styles are cyclical. Remember how we said that dark wood went away in the 90s? Well, it came back very quickly, but in a different way. The first foray into the millennium really capitalized on the entry of homes and also brought back storied and historic pieces for different parts of the architecture. Reclaimed wood was really the name of the game.

And now… well, we’ve seen it all, haven’t we? And that’s both to our benefit and to yours. We have the experience working with all sorts of different styles, and you get to decide what makes sense for you. Now you can have a minimalist door, a reclaimed wood door, or even a brightly coloured one. The Valley Windows team is here to bring your vision to life.