The entrance to your home makes a powerful statement. It can give the impression of elegance or of comfort. It can inspire with its beauty or delight with its colorfulness. It is important to make sure your entryway says what you want it to say. When choosing custom iron doors, the three main elements you want to consider are the shape, the design and the glasswork.
There are two main decisions to make regarding the shape of your doors. The first decision is whether to have a double or single door. A double door creates a more dramatic entrance but takes up more space. A single door is simpler but can replace most traditional doors at a lower cost because there is no need to change the size of the entry opening. The second decision is between an arched or square door. This decision may rely heavily on which choice matches your basic design motif better.
The beauty of custom wrought iron doors is that there are hundreds of designs to choose from. Your door can truly be tailored to your personal taste. You can choose straight, clean lines for a sleek, modern look. You can weave a pattern of swirls and curls to give your entrance a more elegant appearance. You can select simple floral patterns to highlight your home’s romantic side. You can even choose a pattern that matches other beloved ironworks around your home. Your doorway can be an introduction to your home’s personality.
Most iron doors balance the strength of iron with the beauty of glass. If you choose to have glasswork on your door, you will need to decide how much of the door will be glass. Some custom iron doors have glasswork on the top half of the door, and some have glasswork all the way through. While you will probably want the glass in your door to be textured in some way for privacy purposes, there are many texture options, such as frosted panes or geometric or organic designs. And finally, if you want the versatility of being able to open the glass portion of the door on days when the weather is pleasant, you can have discreet screens installed, just as you would on a regular window.
Once you have chosen the perfect shape, design, and glasswork to complement your home, your door can be made to fit those specifications. It can be a true expression of your individuality.