Whether you’re constructing a new house or remodeling an old one, you will come across the choice between a single or double entry door. And we’ll be honest; it’s not the easiest choice.
Both have their own perks, and there’s a lot to consider besides the cost of the door—which is typically what most people think the choice is about. Moreover, when it comes to modern iron doors, there are so many choices within the single door and double door collection that it can confuse anyone.
But here’s what you should consider before settling for one.
Think of The Aesthetics
If you’re building a new house, think of the final look that you’re going for. Single doors work with some structures, while others would look better with double iron doors.
For example, if your house is a magnanimous structure, a single iron entry door would be underwhelming for the curb appeal. On the other hand, if your house is smaller and built only on the ground floor, a double door may look completely out of place.
Moreover, some people designing minimalistic houses prefer single iron front doors, while others like their curb appeal a bit extravagant, so they choose double iron doors.
Discuss the choice carefully with your architect before settling on one of these options.
Weigh-in The Other Exterior Door Choices You’ve Already Made
Another thing you need to consider is functionality and usage. The fact is that double iron doors do provide greater access. This can be very helpful when you’re moving in or out of the house with bulky furniture. Some single-entry doors get completely ruined during the move.
But that doesn’t mean people need to stop using single front doors.
Just consider the other exterior doors in the house, for example, the patio doors or the back door. If they’re wide enough, you can always use them when you need more access and install the single iron front door you like.
Consider Your Existing Door Frame
If you’re replacing an existing front door, this should be the first thing to consider. With new construction, the door frame is still in process—so you can have it your way. But with an older house, you need to think of the door frame and measurements before you select a door type.
Because, while you can get masonry work done, it can be unnecessarily expensive—so if you’re working on a tight budget, you might want to avoid that. So, for example, if you have a wider door frame, a single iron door is not a great idea unless you get it built with sidelights. And in case there isn’t space for double iron doors, you’re going to have to break down portions of the wall, which we don’t recommend either.
One way to work your way around this is to order custom iron doors from Pinky’s Iron Doors. We do all kinds of custom iron and steel doors that can be used as exterior doors and interior doors, including wine cellar doors, pantry doors, and so on.
Our collection also has some excellent sliding doors, bi-fold doors, and French doors that are worth checking out.
Get in touch with us to discuss further.
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