What Is a good door size for an entry?

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What Is a good door size for an entry?
Entry doors should be chosen carefully. (door number 2 image by green 308 from Fotolia.com)

Pre-built doors come in a variety of common sizes starting at 24 inches and getting wider in increments of 2 inches to a maximum of 42 inches.

The most common size for an entry door is 36 inches--this size is large enough to accommodate moving large furniture through without having to take the door off the frame.

Pre-built doors also optionally come pre-hung in a frame, which makes installation much easier for the do-it-yourself renovator.

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Pre-built doors

Pre-built doors come in a variety of common sizes starting at 60 cm (24 inches) and getting wider in increments of 5 cm (2 inches) to a maximum of 105 cm (42 inches). The most common size for an entry door is 90 cm (36 inches) -- this size is large enough to accommodate moving large furniture through without having to take the door off the frame. Pre-built doors also optionally come pre-hung in a frame, which makes installation much easier for the do-it-yourself renovator.

Custom made doors

A custom-made entry door will fit your existing space better, which is especially important if you live in an older house with smaller entry door frames. Increasing the size of your entry door can be costly, as you will have to hire a contractor to open the wall to fit a new door. Having a custom entry door means you can make it wider, an important fact if you have large furniture that can't fit through a standard door frame.

Bottom Line

Pre-made doors are the less expensive way to have a suitable, standard sized entry door that is large enough for most homes and homeowners. Easier installation and less hassle while maintaining the integrity and functionality of your home can be done easily with pre-made entry doors.

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