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Stile and Rail Doors: Choosing a Panel Door Style

Though you may have never heard the term “stile and rail door,” you’ve no doubt seen one of these kinds of doors.  Stile and rail doors are basically doors that come with panels; in other words, they’re not just flat wood doors.  The stile refers to the vertical pieces on the door, while the rail is the horizontal pieces.  The panels of the door fit in between the stiles and rails.  Many people opt for this type of door because they are strong, well-made, and the finished product is attractive and gives the door, and ultimately the room it’s in, a lot of character.

If you’re building a home and deciding on doors, or if you’re just replacing existing doors, the stile and rail door is a popular one that you’ll be able to enjoy for years.  There are, however, a lot of options when it comes to which style or design you want with this type of door.  There are tons of different configurations that you can select from with the panels, and you can also choose between having an all wood door, or one that includes glass as well.

When selecting the door that is right for you, it’s really going to come down to personal preference, as well as the overall look of your home.  You want your doors to match the rest of your home, so obviously you will choose a look that blends well with the other features.  The great thing about stile and rail doors, though, is that there are so many options, as mentioned above.  If you have an older home and want your doors to represent that, you might consider simple single panel doors for the interior, and then something with glass and wood panels for exterior doors.  The beauty of these doors is that you can mix and match them for different rooms or areas of your home, making your living place truly unique.

Stile and rail doors are a great choice for interior and exterior entryways.  These doors are long-lasting, strong, and beautiful, and they’re something that you’ll be proud to have in your home.