Your door – your design

Your front door plays a big part in adding that ‘wow factor’ to your home, but with so many designs and colours to choose from, how do you know which one will suit your tastes and property? Fear not says Vista’s head social media co-ordinator Lauren Barnes, as she explains how easy it is to design your own door, the way you want it, with Vista’s online Door Designer.

Lauren Barnes, Vista's Head Social Media Co-ordinator

Whether you’re looking to buy a new house, sell your own, or are just looking to add more personality to your current home, the style and colour of your front door is important.

Regular readers will know just how much door styles and colours have come into focus during the last few years, with certain colours trending on social media and influencers giving their backing to a particular design. That all important ‘wow factor’ is now not only essential when buying or selling a home, but it’s also important for homeowners who want to make their property stand out from the crowd.

We are all looking for kerb appeal to create a lasting first impression and an attractive from door should be high on your list of features to help achieve it.

But with so many designs, colours, and different hardware to choose from, how can you even begin to formulate an idea of what suits your property, and your personality, best?

You’re in control

It wasn’t too long ago when a salesman would turn up at your front door with a brochure in hand and you’d be confronted with numerous designs and colours for your new front door, and they’d talk about thresholds and hinge clearance and it would all be slightly overwhelming.

But thanks to Vista’s online Door Designer app you won’t need to get to grips with the technical side of things or get bogged down with things you’re unsure of.

Instead, you can design your door from the comfort of your sofa – and the good news is you don’t need a design degree to do it.


Get it right

Designer Door leads you through each feature of your new door and leaves absolutely nothing out.

Whether you want to go traditional or contemporary, or you can’t decide between the Tudor, Windsor, or Cambridge look, you can look at them all. You can then choose your colour, including standard or premium colours, such as French Blue, Chartwell Green or Anthracite Grey, and you can decide on colour on both sides of your door or not.

You can then choose the glass you want, the type of frame and frame colour, the type of handle and door knocker, the colour of the letter plate. You can even choose the hinge-side you want – a major decision when upgrading your front door!

You can investigate every style and combination until your heart’s content to get an idea of what you want your next door to look like. And, once you have found the perfect one for you, just hit ‘submit’ and you will receive a free quote from a local installer.

See what it looks like on your house

You’ve seen the colours that are getting everyone talking on social media, and the trends for 2021, but how do you know if that colour will work on your house?

Easy – Designer Door even allows you to upload an image of your home and place your designed door on it so you can see what it looks like. You can’t do that in a showroom!

Front doors have never been more personal than they are today, and look is now on a par with function for most homeowners.

That’s why online tools such as Vista’s Designer Door are proving invaluable when helping consumers choose their front door.

So, what are you waiting for – get designing today!

Vista are suppliers and manufacturers of XtremeDoor, one of the highest quality composite doors available, in a vast range of stylish designs and colours. Visit to explore what your next door could look like.