Exterior Victorian Doors – Composite Victorian Front Doors
The choice of exterior doors is often about creating crucial first impressions of a property while taking care of routine security concerns and normal basic functionalities.
Exterior Victorian doors were originally built in line with the design elements that were present at the time of Queen Victoria, around 1837-1901 and the very latest Victorian doors use traditional design clues and high-quality modern materials to bring timelessly beautiful doors that are built to last.
Victorian doors were mostly originally designed using pine, a softwood. They were painted to look like hardwood for a general expensive look. The would also be grained and have a stained glass.
This stained glass also allowed in light while preserving privacy. The paint used was most usually green, but later on other colours were used such as dark blue, chocolate brown, deep red or olive green.
Victorian exterior doors were panelled and elaborately curved with matching frames. For urban houses, brass was used more often for door furniture than wrought or cast iron. They could be solid in appearance or, as mentioned above, feature stained or leaded glass panes in the upper half of the door.
Today, you can choose everything from the colour of your exterior Victorian door to the hardware or the material from which it is built. Let’s explore 2 popular types of Victorian front doors – traditional timber & modern composite.