You will also be the decision-maker of how many panels you want the door to have, how many glass lites (if any) you want the door to include, whether or not a transom or sidelite will be added in, what kind of glass you want in the lites, what sort of hardware you want for the hinges, and more. Every aspect can be discussed and decided upon before the door is made. Once everything is ready, you should be able to receive an estimate from the manufacturer so you know whether or not you have gone over your budget, or if things are just right.
Keep in mind that a custom door may cost more than a traditional, ready-made door that you can purchase at any time. This is because the company will have to obtain the wood you request and create the door from scratch rather than obtaining a door that is already made. However, the attention your door receives and the ultimate result can be well worth the effort by everyone involved. Now when someone walks up to your home, they will be enchanted by the door before them, and you can be proud to offer such an entrance to your home.
Custom door designs are available when you shop with the right company. Do you have an architect or designer looking to design a door for you? Are the concepts entirely for you? Whatever the case may be, a high quality company that offers custom door designs will be willing to work with whoever steps forward. Often they will have a consultant of their own where you can work with them one-on-one, through letters and drawings, or directly from plans provided by your architect or designer. Having this personal relationship can ensure that your vision gets through and you get the door that you always hoped for.