Entry Door Styles

Curb appeal starts with selecting the perfect front door for your home. Check out the many types of entry doors to choose the right one for your home entrance.
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Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

15-Lite Entry Door

If you want maximum exposure in your entryway, the 15-lite entry door provides your home with the most natural light that can be achieved without using an all-glass door.

4-Paneled With a Half-Circle Lite

Providing more privacy than the 15-lite door, the 4-paneled with a half-circle light offers some natural light exposure in your entryway.

6-Paneled Door

The popular 6-paneled door is the standard entry door on offer at most home improvement centers. This door provides maximum privacy for the homeowner.

2-Paneled With a Window

The 2-paneled door with a window allows you the view and the natural light, but with some privacy. The example shown here features a stylish leaded-glass window.

Custom Door

This is an example of a custom-made door with a patterned center lite. It is a left-hand door because the hinges are on the left and the door swings into the house.

Custom Door With Oval Lite

A popular option, the oval lite is a stylish way to make an impression. The door shown here is a right-hand door; the hinges are on the right and the door swings inward.

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