If you’ve ever been frustrated on moving day because your king size bed or sectional sofa wouldn’t fit through a single door—this topic might hit close to home. However, double front doors can provide more benefits than simply extending the width of your entryway. If you’re considering designing a custom iron door and you want an easy way to increase the amount of light that flows into your foyer, you may also want to think about double doors. Follow along as we discuss the benefits of double front doors, and check out a few project examples in a range of styles.
The Benefits of Double Front Doors
Upgrading your single entry door to a double entry door is a great option for those who want to infuse some grandeur into their exterior architecture. Whether you’re focusing on function or style, here are three benefits of double front doors:
1. Elevate Your Exterior Architecture
Double front doors can create a more welcoming entryway for both large and small homes. On larger homes, for example, double doors can provide a sense of balance and complement the home’s vast exterior. On the other hand, double front doors can create a more open and inviting entry on smaller homes.
2. Expand Your Entryway
Many homeowners choose double doors over a single door entry because of the extra space that they provide—for people and furniture. Whether you’re frequently hosting guests or moving and rearranging furniture, you’ll appreciate the extra space. We also recommend double entry doors for patios and decks as they are well-suited for entertaining.
3. Invite More Light Inside
Double the doors means double the windows—and who doesn’t love bringing a little extra light into their home? To take it a step further, you can also add custom transoms and sidelights to double front doors, increasing their width and height.
What About Single Entry Doors?
There’s nothing wrong with single entry doors. Plenty of Clark Hall clients choose this design which works perfectly for their home. Because of their smaller size, single doors are typically less expensive, simply due to the fact that only one door is being designed and installed.
But when you compare a double door vs a single door entry, in homes that feature a wider front entryway, a single entry door can seem lost and underwhelming. Optimize your space and embrace more design opportunities when you choose double doors.
Customize Double Entry Doors to Suit Your Style
Regardless of your taste, our experts and artisans work closely with you to design the double door entryway of your dreams. Specify everything from the hardware and finish to the height, width, and pivot points. Explore a few of our favorite custom double front door projects to gather inspiration.
Traditional Double Front Doors
Inspired by classic silhouettes and design principles, these gorgeous traditional double front doors are complete with hand forged hardware, Cotswold style glass windows, and a sharp Charcoal finish that complements the exterior’s white brick siding.
Modern & Bright Double Entry Doors
This contemporary slim profile double door welcomes visitors into a bright, cheerful foyer. Equipped with large insulated glass windows and minimalist hardware, this entrance is simply breathtaking.
Ornate & Expansive Double Entry Doors
Detailed wrought iron scrollwork isn’t the only eye-catching element of these ornate double front doors. The complementary sidelights increase the allusion of added width and help brighten the entrance as well.
Single to Double Front Door Transformations
Have a single entry door but are unsure how it would look to replace it with double entry doors? Evaluating single vs double entry doors is best seen with examples. Check out two before and after transformations:
Traditional Single Door to Ornate Double Front Door
Slim Single Door to Wide Double Door
Frequently Asked Questions About Double Door vs Single Door Entry
Is a double front door good for a main door?Yes, an iron double door is a great option for a home’s main door because it provides a larger entryway. This extra space is convenient for welcoming more guests and moving furniture—if you’ve ever tried to move a king size bed through a single entry door, you’ll come to appreciate the extra door.
Why is it advisable to have a double front door in the house?For homes that have the space, we recommend adding a double door if it suits your style and preference. Double doors expand your entryway, elevate your exterior entrance and architecture to be more welcoming, and invite more light inside since there’s an extra entry for windows.
How much does a double entry door cost?On average, a custom Clark Hall double entry door that involves design, custom drawings, hardware, and installation starts at around $10,000.
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