03 Feb How to choose the doors for your Hamptons home?
“A Hampton-style home” has become quite a broad term here in Australia. Modern and traditional elements both make up the Hampton style. With our love of indoor-outdoor living, Australians have taken this trend of housing and made it their own.
This is partly why there is such a wide variety of doors to choose from within the Australian versions of Hampton style. We all want to modify homes to match our lifestyles. But to do that, need to be careful that the modifications don’t go too far or else we may lose the Hampton’s look we desire.
Hamptons Interior Doors
When purchasing an interior door for a classic Hamptons style home, consider simple colours like blues, greys and whites, with tones that fit in with the look you want. Make sure that they embrace and complement the palette of the walls and flooring to bring a sense of warm welcoming.
Popular options for Hamptons homes are the panelled and barn-style doors.
Traditional doors are the obvious choice. In bedrooms and bathrooms, the Corinthian Moda PMOD8 Solid internal doors with two panels also fit perfectly.
Hamptons Front Doors
For the front of your home, go for double doors instead of single or put windows on both sides of the door. This is because Hamptons homes focus on symmetry.
Unlike the other colour palettes for interior doors, exterior doors can sometimes be quite outstanding with colours such as blue, giving the house an eye-catching look.
Contrast is ideal for the Hamptons style. If you decide to paint your door blue or another stand-out colour, paint only the door like that and paint the architraves around the door to complement the window frames and/or walls of the home.
Alternatively, if you want your home to have a fashionable and dignified Hamptons look, try a matte black or high-gloss black door. Whatever the colour of the front door, the exterior of it does not have to be the same as the interior. The interior can be painted white to suit the walls if that looks better to you.
Hamptons French Doors
The Hamptons look is about details, from rugs and fabrics, through to exterior finishes.
It would have been easy to go for larger panes of glass, but the French doors and windows add to that look and give it a timeless charm while not compromising on natural light.
Hamptons Garage Doors
For the garage, think about doors with timber panelling that stand out.
Most of the design ideas for the front door also apply for the garage, even though they are custom-made.
To add a nice touch, you could even add an awning over the top of the garage door.
Doors Handles & Hardware
To produce the Traditional or Modern look, you may combine Hamptons doors with highlights of chrome, gold, antique and silver of the handles and hardware.
Choose the right door handles to add more details and increment the Hamptons style. It’s not only a decorative style which gives the luxury touch but can secure your home with digital locks.
See below our Staff Pick for Doors Handles:
Left – Hamptons Oxford Zanda Handle, Middle:Tradco Hampton Handle, Right: French Style Black Handle
Find Hamptons style doors at H&G
H&G Locks & Doors store offers a large range of doors, handles, locks & hardware that will fit your Hamptons home style.
Visit our brand new H&G Locks & Doors showrooms and speak to our specialists.
For more inspiration and tips on creating Hamptons style, browse our H&G Hamptons Home