Custom built doors win the day in Perth suburbs as people all across Australia modernise their homes and say goodbye to diamond grille doors.
The diamond grille door has been a trademark of many homes in cities and suburbs. They are seen as a great security door, making it hard for criminals to break into your home. At the same time, the grille design allows for airflow and lets more light into your home than a solid door. Diamond grille doors have been a mainstay of suburban homes since the 1960’s. At one point, they were the the most popular suburban security product.
But that was then and now it’s 2016. Slowly but surely, Australians are moving past the days of the diamond grille door. While diamond grille doors were great in their day, they just don’t seem to fit in the modern era. They tend to make a home look like a prison. Between the diamond grille, the flyscreen and the pop rivets, the combination is far too industrial for modern home design.
Contemporary homeowners want their homes to look contemporary. Consequently, they are turning towards more modern designs for their doors. While they may not offer the same degree of security, a combination of good lighting, well-built doors and a home security system can make it harder for thieves to successfully rob your home.
If you live in a poor, high-crime neighbourhood, you may need to have industrial strength doors. But in most neighbourhoods, a door that keeps amateurs out will be good enough. If a door is moderately secure and the area around it is visible, most thieves won’t bother with your home. They may try your door but if they get resistance, they usually look for an easier home to break into.
How Custom Built Doors Modernise Your Home
Custom built doors are a great way to modernise your home without spending an arm and a leg. In the Perth area, many people have more contemporary homes or have remodeled their current homes for a more modern appearance.
At Fremantle Door & Window, we are experts at using doors and windows to make an older home look much more contemporary. Many homes that were built with standard materials can be made to look a lot better with custom built doors and windows, too.
Custom built doors let more light into your home. More light is one of the best ways to “cheer up” a drab, plain home. We use designs such as sliding doors, bifold doors or pivot doors to let more light into your home, making it look more modern and giving you the appearance of more space in your home.
Yes, But Are They Safe and Secure?
We build our doors out of solid, exterior grade Australian timber. We also use a special grade of glass that we manufacture at our facility here in WA. It may not be quite as secure as an old style, diamond grille door but you aren’t statistically any more likely to be broken into with one of our doors than with a diamond grille door.
Besides, if you want a door that is every bit as secure as a diamond grille door, we will be happy to make a solid timber door for you.
Bottom line: they are very safe and very secure. If security is your main concern, we can take care of you.
Call Us for the Best Custom Built Doors and Windows in Perth
At Fremantle Door & Window Company, we custom craft every door with painstaking, old-world, tenon joinery and style and rail craftsmanship. Our custom built doors are so perfectly crafted that there are no “cracks” to let heat move in or out of your home. This helps you save money on heating and cooling.
If you are ready to see how custom built doors and windows can modernise your Perth area home, call us today. We will set up a free consult with the craftsman who will be building your doors and windows.
Call us today: (08) 6500 6888.