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Designing Your New Door: A Quick Start Guide

When you're working with Designer Doors, one thing will be clear from the start: we're a custom door company. We will be making your doors for you and your house. Everything on the door will be done so it fits your home perfectly - both functionally and from a design perspective.

Architectural Harmony begins with a vision that brings individual elements of the home into a complete picture. We offer nearly unlimited design options in our garage doors, matching walk-through doors and front entry doors to create design harmony for your home.

We know it can be a little daunting to start down that path. Here are some things to think about and tips to get started.

1. Identify the look of the door that really appeals to you.

When you look through the doors on our Garage Door Idea page, is there something that really stands out for you? Maybe arched tops? Or huge window panels? Is there a particular design element that really reminds you of your house?

That's a great place to start. Remember ... we're a custom door company. All things are possible! If you see a look that you love, we can integrate that look into the door for your house, customizing it so it fits perfectly. We'll work with:

  • The overall shape
  • The windows ... shape, position, number, custom glass ... and more
  • No windows
  • Millwork and decorative trim
  • Stained or painted
  • Decorative hardware
  • Special features and functions

idea.jpgView our Garage Door Design Ideas page. Let us know if there's a particular style (or two) that represents how you are envisioning your door. It's a great place to start.

2. Overall Design of your doors

While all things are possible, we have found over time that most of our clients: homeowners, architects and builders — tend to favor these popular styles.

View Pioneer Garage Door Designs
With Complementary Walk-Thru Doors

  • P-0001 With Patented Simulated Center Post

  • P-0002

  • P-0003

  • P-0004

  • P-0005

  • P-0006

  • P-0007

  • P-0008

  • P-0009

  • P-0010

  • P-0011

  • P-0012

  • P-0013

  • P-0014

  • P-0015

  • P-0016

  • P-0017

  • P-0018

  • P-0019

  • P-0020

  • P-0021

  • P-0022

  • P-0023

  • P-0024

  • P-0025

  • P-0026

  • P-0027 With Patented Simulated Center Post

  • P-0028

  • P-0029

  • P-0030

  • P-0031

  • P-0032

  • P-0033

  • P-0034

  • P-0035

  • P-0036

  • P-0037

  • P-0038

  • P-0039

  • P-0040 (With Wicket Door)

  • P-0041

  • P-0042

  • P-0043

  • P-0044

View Standard Garage Door Designs

  • T-0001

  • T-0002

  • T-0003

  • T-0004

  • T-0005

  • T-0006

  • T-0007

  • T-0008

  • T-0009

  • T-0010

  • T-0011

  • T-0012

  • T-0013

  • T-0014

  • T-0015

  • T-0016

  • T-0017

  • T-0018

  • T-0019

  • T-0020

  • T-0021

  • T-0022

  • T-0023

  • T-0024

  • T-0025

  • T-0026

  • T-0027

  • T-0028

  • T-0029

  • T-0030

  • T-0031

  • T-0032

  • T-0033

  • T-0034

  • T-0035

  • T-0036

  • T-0037

  • T-0038

  • T-0039

  • T-0040

  • T-0041

  • T-0042

View Historic Garage Door Designs
Includes doors that swing and slide to open

  • H-0001 Swing Door

  • H-0002 Swing Door

  • H-0003 Swing Door

  • H-0004 Swing Door

  • H-0005 Swing Door

  • H-0006 Swing Door

  • H-0007 Swing Door

  • H-0008 Swing Door

  • H-0009 Swing Door

  • H-0010 Swing Door

  • H-0011 Swing Door

  • H-0012 Swing Door

  • H-0013 Swing Door

  • H-0014 Sliding Door

  • H-0015 Sliding Door

  • H-0016 Sliding Door

  • H-0017 Sliding Door

  • H-0018 Sliding Door

View Front Entry Door Designs

  • E-0001

  • E-0002

  • E-0003

  • E-0004

  • E-0005

  • E-0006

  • E-0007

  • E-0008

  • E-0009

  • E-0010

  • E-0011

  • E-0012

  • E-0013

  • E-0014

  • E-0015

  • E-0016

  • E-0017

  • E-0018

More Architecturally Inspired Entry Door Designs

  • E-0006

  • E-0016

  • E-0017

  • E-0025

  • E-0042

  • E-0043

  • E-0044

  • E-0046

  • E-0047

  • E-0048

  • E-0049

  • E-0051

  • E-0052

  • E-0053

  • E-0054

  • E-0056

  • E-0057

  • E-0058

  • E-0059

  • Herringbone

  • E-0062

  • Vertical

  • E-0065

  • E-0067

  • E-0068

  • E-0069

  • E-0071

  • E-0103

  • E-0126

  • E-0146

  • E-0147

  • E-0148

  • E-0149

  • E-0150

  • E-0151

  • E-0152

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Download our Design Guide

for more design ideas.