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.
Homes today have a variety of materials used throughout. Manufactures recognize this and have expanded options to include materials that fit nearly any placement. Some of the more popular materials today include wood, metals, aluminum, vinyl, iron resins and man-made surfaced materials.
Most of the time when you seek out a door, you will see many of the same things. Not necessarily that all doors are the same, but rather you will see many of the same styles. While doors even within styles are technically different, they still retain the overall feel of the style. If you want a truly unique door, you may have to think outside of styles and even outside of the box.