Thinking About a Custom Door? Here’s What You Should Know

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When you first begin to upgrade your home, it can be difficult to know where to start. How can you show your design personality through customization that both you and visitors will appreciate? 

While a lot of homeowners start with a massive kitchen remodel, you may not be ready to take that on (and we don’t blame you!). In all honesty, there’s an easier way that you can showcase your property’s unique identity without having to demo the most important room in your home. 

Replace your front door. 

A custom front door is the first thing your guests will notice when they enter your home. It’s a simple way to add your own modern touch with high-quality building materials. 

In this blog, we’re talking about everything you need to know when it comes to installing modern and contemporary doors. Let’s get started. 

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What are the benefits of custom doors? 

Your home has survived without a custom door for this long. Is it really necessary? Believe it or not, there are quite a few benefits that your home is missing without a high-quality door (like energy savings and security). 


A custom-made door is intended to be high-quality and last for years. You’ll go through the process of select the building materials and customizing the aesthetic so that it blends perfectly with your home’s exterior. 


Replacing your front door offers increased safety and security. Depending on where you live, you may want a better front door to protect you against tornados. Or you may have noticed that your front door is sticking due to winter weather even though it’s easy to open and close in the summer. 

When you work with One Source Windows & Doors, we’ll ensure that you have a door that fits your needs. From the best materials to protect you during a storm to a premier lock system to enhance security, we’re here to help you feel safe and secure in your home.  

Environmentally friendly 

Did you know that your door could be having an impact on your utility bill? When you don’t have a high-quality custom door, you may be allowing unnecessary heat-exchange. Certain building materials, like fiberglass, can help make it easier for your HVAC unit to keep the indoor temperature consistent and comfortable. This will allow you to save on your energy expenses and contribute less to pollution. 

How do I design a custom door? 

Installing a modern door can be an exciting step, but where do you begin? You can start the process in just a few easy steps. 

Step 1: Decide your budget 

With any home improvement project, it’s important to have your budget decided before you even start looking at any of your potential options. Remember high-quality building materials can get expensive, and the cost of building custom doors can vary depending on the material, accessories, or door hardware that you select. 

Custom doors are beautiful and functional and give your space that “wow” factor that you’re looking for. Some custom door projects can cost as little as $2,000, or the expense can stretch up to $20,000. Reflect on what you’ll be willing to spend throughout the process so you can make a financially responsible decision.  

Step 2: Perform initial research 

Once you’ve decided on your budget, it’s time to start shopping! Keep in mind that you won’t be able to pick just any building material. Your region, performance needs, and aesthetic requirements will help you narrow this down. If you start researching and you still feel unsure, you’ll be able to contact One Source Windows & Doors in the next step for their best recommendations. That said, it’s always helpful to come into the conversation with a good foundation of knowledge. What style of modern doors most appeal to you? Do you have a preference for door hardware, accessories, locksets, handles, etc.? It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you have to make all these decisions at once, so start looking early! 

Step 3: Contact One Source Windows & Doors 

One Source Windows & Doors is here to help you with your custom door needs – any size and any design. If you know exactly what you want, you can request a quote to see if your dream door fits within your budget. Or you can reach out with questions at any point during the process and let us help you design your perfect fit

Bring the Outdoors In

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Continuing its momentum from years past, the indoor/outdoor living trend continues to rise now and into the future.

Homeowners are still craving spaces designed to open to the outdoors, framing the views around them and seamlessly integrating interior design style to outdoor entertaining spaces. While traditionally indoor/outdoor living spaces have included opening an entire wall to the outside, there are many ways to bring the outdoors in.

Remove Boundaries with Big Doors

Contemporary design is on the rise, with more homeowners seeking out designs that incorporate natural light and clean lines. As a pillar of contemporary design, walls of glass like big doors from Andersen, accentuate the view outside and provide the feeling of openness in the home. The Andersen MultiGlide™ or Heritage™ Multi-Slide doors help homeowners add more square footage to their home by connecting the indoors to an outdoor living space designed for relaxing and entertaining.

Final Thoughts

This is only the beginning of the conversation about your new custom front door! At One Source Windows & Doors, our goal is to help our clients create a high-quality and luxury look that meets all of your needs.  You’ll be able to work with our in-house project managers to make the building process easy and enjoyable. 

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