Doors Champaign IL

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Doors. You will find helpful, informative articles about Doors, including "Choosing a Front Door". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Champaign, IL that will answer all of your questions about Doors.

The Home Depot
820 Bloomington Rd
Champaign, IL
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Round Barn True Value Hdwe
(217) 352-1100
2010 Round Barn Rd
Champaign, IL
Hundman Lumber
(217) 356-7221
601 N Countryfair Drive
Champaign, IL
R P Lumber
(217) 351-4851
403 North Country Fair Dr
Champaign, IL
217 373-7300
Champaign, IL
Home Depot #1984
(217) 356-2629
820 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
806A Pioneer St Champaign, IL, 61820
Champaign, IL
Alexander Lumber Co
(217) 352-5175
910 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
Champaign Do it Best Hardware
(217) 356-6454
107 West Springfield
Champaign, IL
Capitol Plbg & Htg Supply
(217) 351-1050
3101 Research Rd
Champaign, IL

Choosing a Front Door

The New Front Door

We'd talked about purchasing a new front door for years. The cold leaked in many a winter with drafts before we actually got serious.

Finally we went to a home improvement center to browse. Fiberglass, wood, steel; some very pricey indeed! And look at all the variations and colors! This was not going to be as easy as we thought!

First, we researched, besides the cost, how each door type was better or worse. Fiberglass was our final choice.

Now for the fun! We decided to go downtown with our digital camera and take photos of all the various doors we liked on neighbor's houses. After a good stroll and getting about a dozen styles, we headed home.

Using Paint and Microsoft Picture Manager on our computer; we were able to put the various door styles onto a photo of our "real" house and "see" how they would actually appear. Take a look at the pictures below to see how we did.

The results were surprising to us. Many doors that we had leaned to liking, actually didn't suit our colonial at all!

This simple exercise led us to confidently purchase a fiberglass front door with sidelites for around $1000. We have more light, no cold and drafts and a great front entrance!
Happy hunting to all!

Our house, before we changed the door

Some of our choices. I just figured out how large to make the doors to fit in, then cut them out of the houses we took pictures of and pasted them in.


Click here to read the rest of this article from Handyman