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January 3, 2020

Fischer Lumber – Choosing the Right Exterior Door

A surefire way to up your home’s curb appeal is by adding a stylish exterior door. Think about it, your front door is the focal point of the exterior of your home. Why wouldn’t you want to have a door that encompasses your style? Many people take notice of your front door at first glance, paying close attention to the style, color, size and much more. With so many styles and colors to choose from, door shopping can be a bit overwhelming. In this blog, we are going to break down some of the common door styles.


When selecting your new front door, it’s important to stay true to your home’s style. Luckily, there are a variety of styles available that make it easy to do this. Whether you are searching for a more traditional look or a modern look, there are options out there. Now, you may be wondering; how do I know which style to go with?

Traditional Style:

Much like most traditional style home design elements, traditional exterior doors provide a more historical look. Traditional exterior doors feature raised panels and sometimes they feature windows. You can usually find this style in wood, steel and fiberglass. The material best for you will depend on your needs and budget.

Craftsman Style:

Craftsman exterior doors have become quite popular over the last few years. This style has a more handmade and rugged look. This style is available in wood or fiberglass. However, the more popular material for a craftsman door is wood. This is because generally wood matches a craftsman style home better.

Modern Style:

Modern exterior doors have a sleeker and simpler look. This style of door is available in a variety of materials. Whether you are going for wood or steel, you are sure to find a modern style door. With its clean lines and simplistic hardwood, a modern exterior door will create the perfect minimalistic look.

Rustic Style:

Another style that has risen in popularity, rustic exterior doors are perfect for homes with wood and brick accents. This door creates a more natural look by appearing to be aged or rough. Wood is the go-to material for a rustic exterior door as the rustic design style embraces textures and natural looks.

At Fischer Lumber Co., we offer a variety of exterior doors that will fit your style and budget. If you are looking for the perfect door to up your home’s curb appeal, visit our showroom at 210 N. Shamrock in East Alton, IL 62024.