It goes without saying that there are hundreds of different external front doors for sale on the market nowadays and you have such a vast selection to choose from. Having said that, it can still sometimes feel impossible to find a door that you really love. For this reason, here at Brackenwood, we offer a service where you can create your own dream door Of course, when creating your entrance door there are various different factors you will need to consider. So, to help anyone about to start the designing process, our experienced team at Brackenwood have broken down all of the important aspects to think about when designing your very own high quality front door. 

Frame style

The first thing you need to think about the style of the frame. This is really the base of the whole design, so it is important to do this first. You may find that you’re limited in this regard if you have specific measurements for your new door but, if not then you can be as creative as you’d like.  As far as door frame styles are concerned, your standard door is always your base and you then have the ability to add side panels and top boxes if you’d like to. 

Door style 

Next, you should think about the style of the door. This is ultimately the overall look of the door and the different glass panels and little windows that you’d like. This step will start to bring your door to life and begin to make it look the way you’d hoped. You can be as creative as you’d like at this point. Start with a plain solid door and then consider not only how many windows you’d like, but the shape of them and their placement. 


Once you have the basic idea in your head, think about colour. It goes without saying that colour is so important after all, this is the first thing that people will see when they come to your home so you want to make sure you’re giving off the right first impression.  Usually, you will have a vast range of door colours to choose from, so you won’t be limited in this regard. Remember to consider not just the external colour but the internal colour too and the frame colour. 

Glass design 

If you choose to have windows in either your frame or the door itself then you need to think about the glass that will be in the frames. Consider whether you want a specific pattern or if you’d prefer a more simple design.  Again, there are numerous options for you to choose from, so take the time to really think about this. Remember to consider privacy when you’re thinking about the transparency of the glass too.

Additional features

The last thing to take some time to think about is all of the additional features that a door requires. From your handle and letterbox to any added extras such as whether you want your house number on your door too.  These are the finishing touches and are often the make or break features as to whether you like the overall look, so don’t overlook these. It is these features that will make your door your own. 

Designing your own door 

Taking the time to consider all of the different aspects mentioned above you can ensure that you end up with a new high quality front door that is exactly what you’d been looking for. One of the easiest ways to design your own door is to use other front doors for sale as inspiration and combine all of the aspects that you love. This way, you can make sure that you don’t overlook or forget anything essential too.  If you would like to speak to a member of our team here at Brackenwood about designing your own front door then please don’t hesitate to get in touch today. We will gladly take the time to discuss your requirements with you before providing you with a quote for the door design you want. Of course, we also have a range of different front doors for sale, so feel free to use these to aid your own design.