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How to Choose a Front Entry Door

How to Choose a Front Entry Door

The right front entry door makes a statement and boosts curb appeal. Learn about the various styles and customization options available through Pella of Eau Claire. That way, you can help your clients find the right one for their home.

Modern Entry Doors

Modern entry doors offer clean lines, expansive glass and a bold color statement. They’re made from wood, fiberglass or steel and draw in lots of natural light, particularly when customized with glass panels and sidelights.


We finish our premium wood, steel and fiberglass doors with contemporary colors or stains. Popular choices include:

  • Crisp white
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Natural-hued stains


Hardware is the finishing touch on any quality entry door. For modern homes, it needs to complement architectural style as well as window hardware. Choose from high-performance options in the most-desired colors, such as chrome and matte black.

Modern Farmhouse Front Doors

Modern farmhouse front doors are rustic yet elegant. They feature streamlined architecture and ample natural light. You’ll frequently see them installed with grilles or sidelights for a personalized look.


These doors are typically wood. Top finish choices include:

  • Black
  • Natural
  • Neutral stain


Draw from rustic roots with a squared-off hardware set in distressed bronze. Or go more modern with a hardware set in chrome or matte black.

Craftsman Front Doors

Craftsman front doors fit a wide variety of home styles, including bungalow, cottage and those with natural design elements like wood or stone. These doors have glass in their top panel, which can include a grille pattern or decorative glass. For added natural light, they can be combined with sidelights and a transom.


These doors are available in wood and fiberglass. Choose from a large variety of complementary colors, including:

  • Prefinished stains in natural, reddish and charcoal hues
  • Pre-painted in curated Sherwin-Williams colors, including neutral and earth tones


With our partnership with Baldwin®, you’ll be able to help your clients find just the right finish. Choose from popular finishes like bronze, nickel and chrome.

Traditional Front Doors

Traditional front doors are highly customizable to fit your client’s unique home. They can be solid with minimal finishes or use ornate glass panels with grilles.


These doors are available in wood or fiberglass. Available colors range from luxurious stains to eye-catching paint colors from Sherwin-Williams.


Because traditional front doors have a high degree of design flexibility, they pair well with many hardware styles and finishes. This includes brass, bronze and chrome.

Custom Front Doors

Each client’s home is one of a kind, and their front door should reflect that. At Pella of Eau Claire, we have the knowledge and experience to create just the right solution, whether it’s wood, fiberglass or steel.

Customize it further with:

  • Glass options, including clear, textured obscure and decorative
  • A variety of grille styles
  • Between-the-glass blinds
  • A wide selection of premium hardware

As your trusted partner, we have the expertise to take your exterior door project to the next level. Call us at 715-836-9301 or pop into our showroom to get a free quote today.

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