Designing your own entryway will make your home clearly unique to everyone who visits. Contacting a door company willing to complete special orders will allow you to have a professional look with this creative project. Consider the following examples ideas:
Plenty of entryways feature windows and other decorative glass, but a custom stained glass window could add much more of a person touch. Nature scenes would be traditional, but consider using the logo of your favorite sports team or superhero so that everyone will know it’s custom work.
Doggie Access Flap
It’s easy to get basic flaps that allow pets to enter and exit, but an experienced door company may be able to make a swinging flap that blends with the rest of the visible surface. Built to your specifications, your pet’s avenue of egress could also be secured with a latch to keep out raccoons and two-legged bandits.
Circular Hobbit Hole Entry
While the custom frame and surrounding carpentry would add complications, any devoted fan of Tolkien would appreciate having a circular wooden entryway. Although, while it sounded appealing in the books, a big round knob in the middle may not provide much of a mechanical advantage when opening or closing the access to your home.
Swinging Saloon Slats
A classic feature of every cowboy movie, anyone would love bursting through the swinging slatted panels that look like shutters. Probably better as an entryway to the kitchen or somewhere else inside. These doors, at least in the movies, never seem like the best option to employ when trying to separate a bar’s liquor from the dusty streets littered with gunslingers.
Sliding and Rolling Instead of Hinges
If you think of the fanciest models of high-end modern sports cars, you pull the handle and wings of metal fold or pivot up into the air. The classic mobster vehicles of the Prohibition era had hinges on the backside. Working with a custom door company allows your residence to give the same awe-inspiring first impression as a sports car. Unusual variations could include doors that swing or roll up, like the mechanism for a garage. Alternatively, the panel could slide sideways into a pocket or up and down like a service elevator.
Whether you want the opening motion to use the normal arrangement of hinges or something more unique, there are many opportunities to reinforce the structure and security. With normal frames, a strong kick to the deadbolt can be enough to compromise the sliver of wood holding everything closed. Chains are often dependent upon one or two tiny screws. Those who hope to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse would do well to make sure that their residence is more secure.
Whatever type of customization you choose, working with a custom door company can greatly improve the security and appearance of your home. While other renovations and subtle choices may go unnoticed, every guest must walk past this feature. Anyone who knocks or rings the bell will be greeted by the doorway and the impression it makes.