Six Steps for Selecting or Designing Your Perfect Entry Door

At Master Doors, we take pride in helping countless homeowners, designers, and building developers bring their entry door visions to life each day. Whether you seek a standard exterior door or prefer to create a fully custom front door for your property, our experts are here to support you from design to installation. 

Below, we outline our process for helping you select or design a high-quality wood entry door that suits your unique style, complements your entryway, and adds curb appeal to your home or office.

Step 1: Establish Your Vision

Every stunning entryway begins with a vision. For that reason, exploring your style preferences is the first step in selecting or designing a new front door. If you do not know which styles appeal to you, you may struggle to decide amongst the various options available. Therefore, consider your preferences and what may complement your home or building.

Step 2: Get in Touch

The next step is to get in touch with our team at Master Doors. We are experts in door styles, wood species, as well as glass, stain, and hardware selection. Feel free to contact us online or call us at (905) 597-9011 when you are ready to start exploring the abundance of standard models and custom options.

Step 3: Take Some Photos

To assist you in the best way, we request that you take a picture of the existing door in your space (if applicable). It is also helpful for our team to know the size of the opening for your current door or the specifications from the home designer or builder. Please plan to bring this information to your meeting with our team.

Step 4: Meet with Our Design Team

Arrange a time with our design team and bring your wish list, a photo of your current door (if applicable), and the door measurements. In the meeting, we can discuss your vision, show you examples of standard and custom designs, and discuss options such as wood species, glass layouts, stain or paint colours, and hardware options. Discussing all these factors will also help us prepare an accurate quote and present you with a door drawing.

Step 5: Review and Approve Your Door Drawing

After meeting with you, our design team will use all the information you provided to prepare a door drawing. This drawing will help you visualize the final product. Our ultimate goal is to ensure your satisfaction and deliver what you have in mind. Therefore, we welcome your honest feedback and modification requests at this stage. We will make revisions until you are fully satisfied.

Step 6: Confirm the Details

Once you have approved your door design, you will decide on the details. Details include wood species, glass details, stains, and hardware elements. When you have finalized your selection, we will get started on designing and building your door. Doors are typically available for installation in eight to ten weeks.

Reach Out to Us for a Quote

Are you ready to select or design your new front door? Looking for a no-obligation quote? We are here to help! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us online or give us a call at (905) 597-9011 to get started. We are always happy to discuss your vision and provide guidance to help you every step of the way.