Choosing Door Styles For Your Home

From weather resistance to security and energy efficiency, your doors serve many purposes in your home. Choosing the right style for each of these can be difficult. Exterior doors need to be tough against the elements; interior doors need to complement your existing aesthetic. You also need to consider your budget.


Inspirered by the Arts and Crafts movement, craftsman homes were popular during the early 1900s. Their hallmarks include low-pitched roofs with wide eaves featuring exposed rafters, wood siding and earthy exterior colors.

Inside, look for open floor plans that flow from the foyer into living and dining rooms. Built-in shelving, nooks and window seats are common features. Unless the home has been remodeled since its original construction, doors and windows are often left unpainted to maintain the craftsman style.

When selecting interior doors for a craftsman style house, consider Masonite interior solid-core doors. These are made with up to 70% more sound-dampening material, making them ideal for bedrooms, offices and shared spaces. Plus, they have up to 22 times more moisture resistance than standard wooden doors, so they’ll hold up better against the elements. For an entry door, the Winslow interior molded door is a great choice because of its recessed Shaker-style panel design that complements Craftsman homes.


Whether it’s an exterior or interior door, choosing the right style can be challenging. Your doors need to be durable against the elements and easy on the eye; they also need to be functional for each room they serve. Fortunately, local professionals can help you choose and install the perfect doors for your home.

Window World of Lake Charles offers the best sliding doors on the market, featuring superior thermal protection and energy-saving features like a compression bulb seal, close-cell foam gaskets and a 1” thick insulated glass unit with a warm-edge spacer system, giving you a tough shield against energy loss.