How-to Guide: Design the Custom Iron Door of Your Dreams


If you’re looking for a unique way to finish off your home’s look while infusing your personal style into the design, a custom iron door might be just the answer. Here’s a quick guide on how you can choose an iron door design to create striking entrances.    

Step 1: Pick the architectural style

When choosing the door you want, it’s essential to consider the overall architectural style of your home. Is it urban or rustic? Avant-garde or classic?

If you’ve got a prominent theme for your interior, a conventional wooden paneled door just won’t cut it. On the other hand, the right iron door design can really help your home’s personality to shine through and help the façade blend beautifully with the interior.

Step 2: Determine door location

The next step involves pinning down the exact location of your door. Ask yourself this: Is this an interior or exterior door? Will it be the main front entrance or an alternate entrance? What areas is it connecting?

The answers to these questions will help outline your functional needs and narrow down your choices. For instance, a patio entrance might require a more expansive door that can help easy movement of traffic and give you a view of the outdoors. Alternately, if you’re upgrading an interior door, a more compact solution might work better.

Step 3: Pin down the measurements

Once you’ve got the location down, measure the entrance to see how much space you have available. Apart from the height and depth of the doorway, you also want to look at how much clearance space you need. For instance, pivot doors are excellent if you want to make a grandiose entrance, but they need considerable more floor space for easy maneuvering. On the other hand, if you’re working with a tight space, then sliding doors and iron pocket doors might suit your needs more closely.

Step 4: Look into door extensions


Depending on the space and the effect you’re looking to create, it may be worthwhile to look at ways to accentuate your door. Sidelights and transoms are an excellent addition to your iron front door if you’re looking to emphasize your entrance or allow more natural light in your home.

For homes with larger entrances, sidelights can work perfectly with smaller doors. So, instead of one large door, you can opt for a door of smaller width with accompanying sidelights to finish the look.

Step 5: Choose the door style

With all the details on hand, it’s time to pick the door style you want. At Pinky’s, you’ll find a wide range of door designs that can give you some inspiration to start your search. If you like something, you can make customizations to an existing piece by talking to our representatives.

Additionally, you can also get a custom iron door designed from scratch. Our expert designers will review your requirements and work closely with you to create a CAD drawing of what you have in mind. Once approved, we’ll get started on handcrafting your door design.

Step 6: Get the Perfect Custom Iron Door

Building your ideal custom steel or iron door design is easier when you’re working with the experts at Pinky’s. Our team of designers, artisans, and ironworkers is ready to take on even the most complex designs for you. From small customizations in color and glass type to larger design changes, we’re well equipped to handle any job.

Start browsing through our iron door designs and let our pieces inspire your home too.


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