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4 ways to give your home a show-stopping entrance

If you want a ‘statement’ front door that oozes style and charm, we know how to warm up your welcome mat.

You will also be glad to know that it’s relatively simple to create a show-stopping entrance and be the envy of your Derby neighbours.

The perfect front door, whether you choose a composite door or an aluminium entrance door, sets the tone for the rest of your house. It gives a glimpse into what goes on inside so make sure your front door – and the rest of your exterior – is all about you!

1. Colour pop

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Achieving the ‘statement’ front door has never been easier and one way to inject style is to introduce a ‘pop’ of colour.

Thanks to modern manufacturing, you can choose from a variety of eye-catching colours, ranging from soft neutrals to darker shades. Remember, your composite door is the first thing guests will see.

As well as the classic black, white, red and natural woodgrain colours, you can choose a shade that complements your own personal style.

Our London Road showroom has the largest range of doors on display in Derby. We have 30 composite doors on display and over 40 colour choices to help give your home an injection of personality.

2. Bespoke glass

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Once you’ve chosen one of our composite doors, it’s time to add another splash of style to your exterior with our bespoke glass designs. There are so many ways you can improve the exterior of your property and we can create some stunning glass for you.

Our glass is manufactured here in Derby, so we can handcraft bespoke glazing for your front door. Our team of expert designers can create unique pieces of work to truly showcase your style.

We love a challenge so why not show us some of your ideas, and we’ll make your dream a reality. We can even recreate your existing glass designs if they need replacing.

In recent months, we created a Peaky Blinders design for a valued customer and our popular bird glass designs can certainly brighten up any door and create a truly showstopping entrance.

3. Designer door furniture

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Choosing the right door furniture shouldn’t be taken lightly, after all, it’s the first thing you and your guests come into contact with when you open the door. Whether you want to keep it simple and chic or elegantly dress up your door, there are endless options.

You can jazz up your composite door to create both a modern and traditional style, or if you are looking at an aluminium entrance door, which gives a property an exclusive, state-of-the-art feature, the humble door handle has never been more important.

With specialist glazing, a choice of handles, knockers and letterplates, you’ll love your front door.

4. Clever lighting

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Light up the front of your house and don’t be afraid to mix and match styles. Uplighters can really enhance a wall and hanging pendants in covered areas create cosiness.

Clever lighting is the key ingredient for bringing wow factor to your home’s exterior and mixed with our Lumi doors, you’ll be the talk of the street.

We are the exclusive supplier in Derby of Lumi doors, offering their stunning range of Lumi composite doors and Lumi fully glazed doors. Lumi doors are unlike no other door – thanks to their advanced frame-less glazing technology, setting them apart from other doors on the market.

Come and see us at our Derby showroom

If you want to give your home the entrance it deserves, visit Trade Windows.

Our expert team is on hand to help you and we’ve got the biggest selection of doors on display at our showroom in Derby.

We are really easy to find in Derby. If you’re coming from Derby city centre, we’re just off London Road, near Wickes.

If you’re coming from Chaddesden, Derwent Heights or Spondon, cut through Pride Park to get to us. If you’re visiting from Mickleover, Littleover or Stenson, go via Osmaston Park Road, and onto Ascot Drive.

You can visit us 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm and Sunday 10am-2pm. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us online and we can get back to you.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for even more inspiration.