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Nicely framed, a doorway on a new house in Durango, Colo., lends a warm welcome.

Making an Entrance

by Patricia Poore on June 15, 2010

in Windows and Doors

The front door (and any door that welcomes you home) is a big part of curb appeal and an important design statement.

It should be appropriate to the period and style of your house, and to the house’s degree of formality. (Garage doors, too, are now available to enhance your Craftsman Bungalow or Tudor Revival.)

Nicely framed, a doorway on a new house in Durango, Colo., lends a warm welcome. Photo by Peter J. Campbell

Nicely framed, a doorway on a new house in Durango, Colo., lends a warm welcome. Photo by Peter J. Campbell

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On another house of the Arts & Crafts Revival, this one in Flagstaff, Arizona, a lovely Southwestern arch is a recurrent motif, both at the entry and on interior doorways and windows. Photos by Tim Fuller

On another house of the Arts & Crafts Revival, this one in Flagstaff, Arizona, a lovely Southwestern arch is a recurrent motif, both at the entry and on interior doorways and windows. Photos by Tim Fuller

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A bungalow like many others, this one in Marin County, Cal. No detail was overlooked in its meticulous restoration, which included some improvements to the entry. Photos by Douglas Keister

A bungalow like many others, this one in Marin County, Cal. No detail was overlooked in its meticulous restoration, which included some improvements to the entry. Photos by Douglas Keister

Garage Door Styles

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Garage doors suited to a bungalow, a Norman Revival cottage, and a Foursquare, from Clopay www.clopaydoor.com, Designer Doors www.designerdoors.com, and JeldWen www.jeld-wen.com, respectively.

Garage doors suited to a bungalow, a Norman Revival cottage, and a Foursquare, from Clopay www.clopaydoor.com, Designer Doors www.designerdoors.com, and JeldWen www.jeld-wen.com, respectively.

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1 Cody August 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I am looking to purchase a front entry door and garage doors for a house. Do you make or carry front doors and garage doors that match or that look very much alike? If you do, would you please let me know by emailing me some pictures or directing me to one of your showrooms in the Phoenix metro area where we can look at what you have.

Thank you very much,

Cody Williams

2 Daryl Deason December 15, 2010 at 1:43 am

Just found this website – love it.

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