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Gorgeous, Custom Front Doors Leave a Lasting First Impression

A beautiful custom front door proves the adage of “a first impression can make all the difference,” according to Mike Rachocki, owner of the Scobis Company, which has been in business since 2001.

Replacing your old front door or doors can do wonders for the curb appeal and value of your home, according to Rachocki, whose company is located at 137 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd.

“A front door is the first thing any visitor will see on your house,” he says.

Rachocki says that, according to the Home Remodelers Association, the value of the property is improved with new custom doors, often by more than the cost of your investment.

“Custom entryways can dramatically enhance the value of the property as well as create a lasting impression,” he says. “A beautifully designed doorway will transform the appearance of any building.”  Custom doors can also differentiate your home from other homes with typical builder grade, subdivision doors.

Most people are unaware of the custom door options available to them.

“People tend to stick with the basic offerings of products and are surprised what is opened up to them once they start a custom process,” Rachocki says.

Wood doors incorporating decorative wrought iron are currently a popular trend.

“And coupling that with decorative door hardware really enhances the look. The overall effect is sophisticated and substantial,” Rachocki explains.

Another style that’s trending is the simple and sleek look of modern design.

“It’s not quite contemporary, which is stark looking, but modern blends the traditional and contemporary styles and gives a little bit more warmth,” he says.

In regard to custom door materials, the tried and true ones continue.

“Mahogany is still the most popular material for a custom door; it weathers well and finishes very nicely,” Rachocki says. “And wrought iron decorative grilles are trending in this area as well.”

Attention to detail is vital, and Rachocki’s crafts people select only the best materials with the most appealing grain to fabricate doors, which are kiln dried to the proper moisture content to ensure longevity, durability and resilience.

Whether a buyer wants to recreate a historical style or show off a cutting edge design, the custom door creation/installation process will make a home stand out from all of the rows of typical subdivision doors.

“People today are more willing to personalize things and look at various options, so buyers can get to have exactly what they want without compromising on style,” Rachocki says.


137 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd.

Chesterfield, MO 63005