Front door

Your next front door in Cincinnati, OH

Choosing the right interior and entry doors can make or break your remodeling project. Selecting a door seems like a fairly easy decision but there are several things that need to be taken into consideration. Read on to find out how to choose the right door for your remodeling or decorating project. Here are some tips to consider when choosing your next front door in Cincinnati OH:

Interior doors

You first want to decide if your décor calls for your interior door to be stained or painted. The most common interiors doors that are painted include:
  • Molded panel
  • Flush
  • MDF
  • Your front door is not only just the main entrance to your home, it should show your home's personality, whether formal, dignified, simple or colorful. Small details often add a big difference; think about how the front entrance to a home is perceived. Your front door can be a focal point of your home if you choose the right front door size, style and applied finishes.
  • So how do you choose the right front door that will go with your home? Not all doors are the same, below are some of the reasons why.
1)  Choose the correct architectural details: Match the architectural details of your home choosing the door with the correct architectural details can make your house look more put together. A steel modern door would not look too well with a Victorian home. It would look so out of place - think curb appeal when choosing your next front door.

2)  Choose the right finish: This depends on your preference. Would you prefer a painted door or a wood-stained door? Painted doors would not show the wood grain as much as stained doors. If you like the timeless beauty of a stained door, then by all means choose it. Just make sure to refinish it every few years to maintain its beautiful look.
3) Choose the right material: Some doors are made of solid wood, some are made of steel and come pre-painted, some are made of glass and some are made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). If you would like to choose strength, choose the one that is made of steel. Solid woods are also durable and timeless. Glass doors can be made with double layered glass to add strength; make sure to consider privacy when you are deciding on this type of door. MDFs are not as durable as solid wood and steel but they can be economical in price.

4) Choose custom made or pre-made: There are different types of doors. The pre-hung or pre-made are readily available in most home improvement stores as long as you have the standard size measurements. The custom made ones take longer to make; you would need to check out designs to choose from aside from specifying your measurements. One advantage of custom made, especially if you are ordering the solid wood doors, is they can be built to the design that you specify so that it will be unique. Most wooden doors with carvings can take a while to finish, so consider this in making your decisions.

5) Choose single or double doors: Depending on the size of the entrance you can either choose a single or double door. Some people with single doors also opt to widen the entry by enlarging the frame - so that a double door would fit. This can be accomplished if you have the space to do so. Double doors can be very attractive and they add more light and space especially when you are moving big things in and out.
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