Sometimes, no matter how many doors are considered and how many different websites and stores are visited, it is just not possible to find the perfect door. It may be that some elements of a particular style are appealing, but other elements or features just don’t work. In these situations, custom doors may be the best way to create just the door you want.

Not all door manufacturers make custom doors. Some companies give you the option to choose different types of glass, stain colors or even different levels of finish on the door. This does allow for some customization of the door styles, but full-custom designed doors can actually include elements you bring into the design.

Inspiration and Ideas

It can be helpful when thinking about custom doors to collect images of the different doors that you like. This can include doors of specific shapes, such as round or arched doors, or perhaps doors with a particular configuration of shape with the lites, or the glass, within the door.

By collecting images of the doors you like, you can then take a closer look at how to incorporate different elements into the door you wish to design. It may be impossible to do this, so then you will need to prioritize or consider the most aesthetically pleasing way to incorporate the high-priority design elements and perhaps save the other ideas for a back, patio or side door.

Developing a Draft

Working with a company that offers a team to help you to design custom doors will make the process of creating a draft image of your door a simple process. You can upload, scan or otherwise send the images or ideas to the design experts.

In some cases, if you are artistic, you can even do a rough sketch of what you want the final door to look like. It doesn’t have to be perfect or done to scale; the design team will do all of that for you.
Even if you can just describe the look you are trying to achieve in custom doors, an experienced design team can put together an initial draft of the door. From that starting point, you can make modifications or changes and then, once the design is finalized, construction will begin.

As can be anticipated, designing and building custom doors is not a quick process. However, the unique aspect of the door and the one of a kind nature of the final product certainly makes it well worth the slight wait.

Unlike some companies, Nick’s Building Supply offers our customers the option to design their own custom doors. To talk to our professional design staff or to see some of our unique custom designed doors, visit us at www.nicksbuilding.com. You can also follow them on Twitter.