Choosing the Right Iron Door for Your Home

Iron front doors are a secure and aesthetically pleasing addition to any home. If you’re considering purchasing and installing one, you’ll save time and get exactly what you’re looking for if you explore your options ahead of time.

The first consideration, of course, is size. If you’re remodeling, you may want to use the size of the current opening. If you choose to do this, be aware that older homes may have been built for doors smaller than today’s standard size. When space allows, you could expand these smaller openings with the help of a contractor. This is a great option for doors too small to clear furniture and appliances. It’s also a way to add double doors instead of a single front door. If you’re building rather than remodeling, the sky may be the limit. Because metal front doors are impressive additions, your plans could include a large front door to beautify the face of your home. No matter what size you select, talk to your seller or contractor about leaving space for jambs and proper installation when you measure.

Apart from size, iron front doors have numerous options in style. Think about whether you want glass or screen and whether these pieces will be separate from the metal. What kind of scroll work do you want? You can learn more about styles by exploring iron front door pictures illustrating everything from the clean, minimal lines of contemporary designs to more ornate European-style doors. You also need to decide what the top of the door will look like. This may already be determined by the existing frame, but if you do have a choice, doors usually have a flat, arched, or eyebrow shape. Possible adornments include transoms and side lights.

Iron front doors allow you to reinvent your home. Taking the time to consider size and design will not only be enjoyable but will also pay off when you look at the finished product announcing your style to the world.

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