Updating a home’s entry with custom entry doors can feel like a daunting project, but it doesn’t have to be with the right knowledge and a pro partner.

Welcome! Whether you’re buying a home with plans to remodel its entry or updating your current home’s entrance, this Home Buyers Guide to Remodeling with Custom Entry Doors is perfect for you.

We’ve helped thousands of homeowners reimagine their home’s entrance with a custom entry door. Now, in this guide, we’re sharing the most common things home buyers (and homeowners) wish they knew before they started remodeling with custom entry doors.

Soon, you’ll have the information you need to confidently tackle updating your home’s entrance too!

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You should collaborate on the design of your custom entry door.

With mass-produced doors, you’re forced to make your home fit a pre-built door. With custom entry doors, you’re free to design a door with any features and finishes you’d like.

Because of this, the process of designing your custom wood front door should be collaborative with an experienced door manufacturer like Doors by Decora. When your ideas and vision blend with a professional door manufacturer, the end result is a durable and well-constructed entryway that brings your unique vision to life.

The other advantage of collaboration is that you never have to figure it all out on your own. Doors by Decora is a perfect example of a door company that collaborates with its customers to create the best entryway door imaginable.

With us, you can ask questions and bounce ideas off our design team. Together, we’ll collaborate to design the best custom entry door for you.

Ask questions about the quality and craftsmanship of custom entry doors.

Whether you envision a beautiful wood entryway door or an enchanting mahogany glass front entrance, you want your front door to look great for years to come. Sadly, not all custom entry doors are created equal, and some custom doors warp and split a few years after installation.

Selecting the best wood for your home and climate, as well as innovative door construction, make a big difference.

Doors by Decora custom entry doors are made with only the finest picks of wood. At Doors by Decora, we build our wood doors from an array of high-quality materials. Some of our most popular hardwood options include antique heart pine, knotty alder, mahogany, maple, northern red oak, poplar, and walnut.

Our custom entry doors are made with innovations like floating panels that allow each section of your custom entry door to expand and contract without splitting or warping.

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Get experienced feedback on the design of your custom entry door at every step.

Being able to talk one-on-one with your door manufacturer is an invaluable experience. From first-time homebuyers to seasoned homeowners, Doors by Decora offers our experience so you can make the most informed decisions about your entry door.

Having total creative direction is an excellent aspect of designing your own custom entry door. Still, sometimes, you don’t know what you don’t know. For example, our glass artisans can offer insight into custom leaded glass design considerations. With our design team on your side, we’ll prevent you from making decisions that might devalue your home or cause your new door to be anything less than excellent.

Make sure your custom entry door is easy to order and can be installed or delivered.

To get started with ordering your custom wood door, you’ll need the dimensions of the opening and ideas on what you want. From there, we help our customers decide on details like sidelites, transoms, glass options, wood and finish, privacy and security features, and hardware.

Since you are fully customizing your own entryway door, any sized opening works. Unlike pre-constructed front doors, we’ll take your dimensions into account as we work with you to design your order.

Of course, while most homeowners choose doors with the exact dimensions as the opening, it’s possible to install a smaller or bigger door instead. Just know that resizing the entrance of your home with either a bigger or smaller door will make for a more time-intensive renovation process.

Once your door is ready, we’ll install or ship it to you. The entire unit, with doors stained and finished, mounted to the door jamb, and precut for hardware, is shipped in a protective crate to your home.

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The ability to design the door of your dreams is within reach.

When you customize your entryway door, the sky is the limit. This is your opportunity to start living your dreams and equipping your new (or updated) home with the front door you’ve always wanted.

Instead of having to choose from a pre-designed selection of front doors, you get to start from scratch and make your dream door come to life. What could be better?!

Next steps.

We’re glad you came across this Home Buyers Guide to Remodeling with Custom Entry Doors and hope you’ll consider us to be your partner in designing and building your very own custom entry door. If you’re near Montgomery, Alabama, stop by our showroom and say hello. If not, get inspired with doors on our website, and complete the contact us form to let us know what does you’d like more information on. Let’s work together to make your front door ideas come to life.

We have every custom door idea you can think of, and we’re ready to help you design the custom entry door of your dreams. We help home buyers, homeowners, contractors, and designers around the United States and other countries.

We aim to be your “one-stop-shop” for your custom entry door. Thanks for reading our Home Buyers Guide to Remodeling with Custom Entry Doors. We look forward to working with you. Get in touch today!

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