Single Versus Double Doors For Your Entryway

Your entryway is the first impression that you make on your guests and neighbours. It shows your personality, your taste, and the way your interior is designed. 

When you want to purchase a door for your entryway, you may wonder which one is a better choice —  single or double doors. 

One is not better than the other because it all depends on your preferences and needs. Each type of door has its features and characteristics that can help you make your final decision. Let’s dive into each of them to make your choice easier. 

Single Doors 

Here are a handful of reasons why you should consider buying single doors for your entry.


If you just want a simple and traditional entryway, then you may consider purchasing single doors. Single doors are more commonly found than double doors  and their simple look adds a traditional look and feel to your home. You can make your single door look unique by choosing a design that is less conventional if you have a small space but still want a tasteful single door.

Availability and Affordability

Most homes use single doors for their entries, and this is the main reason that single doors are available and affordable. When the home is built, single doors are installed automatically, and it can also explain why they are very common among homes. You may consider purchasing single doors if your budget is limited. 

Less Space

Single doors use less space, so if you have a smaller entryway, it is better to consider buying a single door. To put double doors on a house that is already built with a single door, it will require breaking down the wall for expansion. 

Cons of Single Doors

Let’s see what the disadvantages of single doors are:

  • Typically not as grandiose or striking as larger doors.
  • You often cannot take large pieces of furniture in or out through them.

Double Doors

Here are the benefits of purchasing double doors:

Visually Striking 

When people look at your house, the first thing that catches their eye is your double door. Its aesthetic and visually striking appearance makes your house look luxurious and grandiose. Doors also allow implementation of a variety of architectural features.

Convenience and Balance

Through double doors, it is much easier to move in and out furniture. Whenever you want to make some changes inside your home, double doors make the process more convenient. They are ideal for larger houses and add a sense of balance to the home. The welcoming and inviting mood that the doors create makes your guests enter your house with pleasure. 

Bright Atmosphere

Except for its welcoming view, double doors are also ideal for natural light. When purchasing a glass door, you allow the sun’s natural light to flow into your home and lighten up the entryway.

Cons of Double Doors

Let’s see what the disadvantages of double doors are:

  • They are expensive because instead of one, you essentially have to buy two doors, plus the cost of additional features like transoms and sidelights that you may want to apply.
  • They take up a large space in your entryway and are not the best choice for smaller homes.

The Right Choice for You

Each door is unique and specific when you put some effort into choosing yours. When you make the wrong decision for your home, it not only impacts the visual look of your house but also makes it inconvenient for you to enjoy housing. Many homeowners will agree that single doors for larger houses do not match well and double doors for smaller houses look too much. Depending on the size of your home and the style you want to create, you can choose the right door. 

With that in mind, you should also consider the style, colour, material, and size of your front door. Seems overwhelming? 

Arqa is always here to help you make the right choice for your home, for further consultation, contact us today.