The sleek, minimalist qualities of modern home design are still quite in fashion. But rustic style is definitely not over.
Likely strengthened by the cottagecore movement—an aesthetic interest in all things traditional, English countryside, romantic, and nostalgic—there has been heightened interest in rustic-style doors, especially the 2-panel with classic lock rail.
This historically popular door design is definitely making a strong showing, both with a square top and top rail arch (where the upper rail of the door is flat, or square, on top but has an arch cut into the bottom). Adding planked panels to this design is a favored detail that enhances a door’s cottage appeal. Sun Mountain’s plank doors are built with solid panels that are “v-grooved” to simulate individual planks. For an even more handcrafted look, the v-grooves may be randomly spaced.
A key component of cottage style is the incorporation of natural elements into the home—including nature-inspired color palettes and the warm tones of wood. Knotty wood is favored in rustic design; Alder, White Oak, Hickory, and Walnut are popular knotty wood species. Sun Mountain’s distressing options can create an antique, well-worn appearance to a rustic door and our hand-applied glazes highlight the wood’s natural (and factory distressed) character.
Or for a quick-turn, value-priced, 1-3/8” thick cottage-style stock door option, check out Sun Mountain’s Teton Series doors, available in the 2-panel design with a full range of finish options!