Textures and Creativity Collide in Contemporary Designs
July 26, 2010
Contemporary design is all about open spaces, clean lines and bold geometry. For many, the style also means individuality.
That’s the inspiration behind our contemporary models in our Custom Wood line, which offers those with a passion for mid-century and modern architecture the opportunity to create their own unique door styles using a combination of intriguing details and natural materials such as glass, metal and wood.
Over the years, contemporary homes have proven themselves to be among the most popular of styles, and JELD-WEN experts foresee a continued growth curve in the years to come. In fact, the Perfect Home Survey, a nationwide study of homeowners commissioned by JELD-WEN, found that respondents identified contemporary as the second-most desired style of home in which they would like to live.
Explore the creative side
Drawing inspiration from popular European designs, our contemporary doors are available for both exterior and interior applications and are an architecturally authentic choice for homes with modern features or contemporary-design traditional homes. With the ability to mix and match the following options, you and homeowners can explore your creative side and build unique combinations that fit your tastes:
Subtle and intriguing, metal strips that are built into the door prove that contemporary doesn’t have to feel cold. Options include stainless steel for a sleek design, or copper for a warmer, more classic appearance that will naturally transition hues over time and add a true organic feel to any space.
Door designs with glass inserts stay true to modern architecture’s reputation for natural light and openness, and can add a sense of mystery and intrigue. When wood panels with metal accents are used for visual texture, the shapes will mesmerize visitors by appearing to defy gravity and float on the glass in a permanent state of suspension.
An assortment of complementary wood species, such as mahogany, walnut and cherry, creates a unique sense of style, warmth and striking geometric designs. Our doors are available in a variety of woods with striking grain patterns and rich premium finishes that allow you to select combinations that reflect personal style for your project. So whether it’s matching or contrasting with cabinets, furniture or woodwork, the contemporary door designs will add a modern, cohesive feel to any room in the house while staying true to the home’s original design.
Decorative glass options are one of the easiest ways to customize any door, plus introduce stunning optical effects that dazzle the eye. Among the wide array of options are Ripple glass, which brings to mind a pebble diving into a crisp, clear lake, and Weave and Reed glass, which introduce geometric patterns true to modern architecture. For traditionalists, frosted glass conveys a classic, clean appearance while Rain glass tempts the ears to listen for the steady sound of precipitation hitting the sidewalk.
Doors open the way to great style
Because they can be used as entry doors, our contemporary doors help homeowners announce their modern style starting at the front entrance while providing maximum performance. Available with energy efficient glass options, the doors are designed to combat weather activity in nearly all regions of the country and come standard with a five-year limited warranty.
For homeowners, they can set the tone for their modern house with a contemporary entry door and then carry that theme throughout the home with matching interior doors. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to designs, textures, lites and finishes.