Doors are the gateways to our homes. They are one of the first things that people will see when they first gaze upon your house. It should make the right impression. From color to style, a door can really make a great statement about the kind of person inside and the sort of home that is behind it. There are a lot of door designs out there to choose from. From Dutch doors to Tudor styles, many are already associated with particular architectural styles. They tend to match homes that echo those styles. That doesn’t mean you can’t use them for your home, but there are also additional alternatives available to you when you know how to find them.
Custom door designs are offered by prime door manufacturers. This is because they are well aware that not everyone will want the same generic door for their home. You can go to any home repair retail store and pick out a door, but that doesn’t mean you are going to be guaranteed quality – and you’re certainly not going to be guaranteed a unique door. Custom door designs allow you to choose each and every detail of your future door.
This means you can start by picking out the wood. Remember, wood can be stained, finished, and even painted so you should choose a wood that will work well with whatever plans you have in mind. Not sure what to choose? Quality door manufacturers will be able to offer you professional assistance, such as design consultants, in order to help put your design together. If you aren’t going to be working on the door plans yourself, they can also work with any plans provided by your architect or designer.
You will also be the decision-maker of how many panels you want the door to have, how many glass lites (if any) you want the door to include, whether or not a transom or sidelite will be added in, what kind of glass you want in the lites, what sort of hardware you want for the hinges, and more. Every aspect can be discussed and decided upon before the door is made. Once everything is ready, you should be able to receive an estimate from the manufacturer so you know whether or not you have gone over your budget, or if things are just right.
You’ll be thrilled to see the excellent work that can be crafted when you order a custom door. It will look exactly as you hoped and become a permanent placement in your home.