Most of us like the feeling of something new in our lives and homes, be it a new three piece suite or a new carpet or, of course, a new front door.
[caption id="attachment_3573" align="alignright" width="320"] The Evolution Door, by Klemens Torggler. A door of the future? image via Wikipedia[/caption]
I was thinking today about our desire for that new feeling and wondered how we could have a new front door feeling every day. I'm pretty sure the ideas that I had have not actually been invented yet though recent 3D projection techniques as used recently at big events are similar in effect. See www.quadvision.co.uk. Nevertheless, there's nothing better than a beautiful, tactile, new wooden door from Doorsan Ltd, but just for a moment let me elaborate on my futuristic ideas.
What if a new front door was made of some sort of fibre optic material? You could change the colour of your door from your computer every day! Perhaps you could colour the door based on how you were feeling that day, green if you're feeling calm or red to signify danger or passion. Maybe you could link the door to your photo albums and cycle through pictures or patterns. How about pictures that the kids have drawn or maybe various different wood types so that the door looked wooden and yet changed constantly? Maybe I'm drifting a little here but how about moving pictures on the front door? How about a video of the sea or a video showing the people who live in the house waving? This would certainly give a friendly welcome to anyone approaching.
Your front door really is a blank canvas of opportunity and certainly one which is often ignored or overlooked. To the best of my knowledge you can't buy such doors that have an integrated picture system, but I can imagine a day when hi-tech LED or Plasma front doors will be available. Maybe my imagination is running a little wild. Deep down, you can't beat the charm and warmth of wood. With all its character, it is hard to believe it will ever be usurped by a hi-tech alternative.