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Black composite front door gives traditional home a more modern look

This detached East Yorkshire home had all-white dated UPVC windows and front door when it was bought by a new family who wanted to create a more modern look.

The couple proceeded to remove the old UPVC front door and windows and opted for a contemporary sleek composite door that is black on the outside and white on the inside.

They then installed stylish black UPVC window frames on the back of the house, to match black bifold doors that were already installed by the previous owner.

They replaced the dated windows on the front of the house.

What products did they choose?

The home owner said: “The composite front door is a modern style, and we opted for a glass pane in the door to let more natural light into the hallway.

“We also chose side panels on either side of the door to increase the light into the hallway, and went for frosted glass for privacy.

“We have also upgraded all the window frames. We wanted black frames for the back of the house.

The couple chose tilt and turn windows for the bedrooms, as they wanted an 'escape route' onto their flat roof extension in case of emergency, while also being able to leave the windows slghtly open on the vent setting when the house was not occupied.

What did they think of the work? 

“We’ve been happy with the windows and door, and our sales representative Jeremy was really on the ball,” the owner said.

The door is a ’Cottage’ composite front door with clear glass in the centre, and satin glass side panels, and steel pole door handle.

How long did it take? 

It took less than half a day to replace the upstairs windows, and the fitters were clean and tidy and did not leave any trace of their work once they had completed the project.

The entire house transformation has been completed in stages over the last two years.

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