The first thing that the public sees when looking at an office or building is the door. Making the purchase of this one item can be daunting if it is given too much thought. However, it need not be crippling. There are a few steps to follow to find the perfect office door.
First, the type of business needs to be considered. If the business is one that demands authority such as a law office or financial firm, the the door needs to be one that commands such authority. This type of door is stately and elegant, usually made of wood and in a dark stain. Why? If it is a financial firm, the client should feel that the company is financially sound enough to handle any sum of money they would be dealing with.
If the business type is industrial, then something more simple would be appropriate. Something along the industrial lines would include either a simple glass or metal door - either a single door or double doors would be effective with the company name and logo. If there are going to be workers from the industry coming in and out of these doors during the day, glass and metal doors are more easily cleaned and are thus the more logical choices.
Businesses such as general sales, insurance, or interior decorators offices have more of a variety of options. Glass with frosted etching of the company logo done in a tasteful way would be a fantastic choice for a sales office. Or a light colored wood grain would be warm and inviting. Being that sales people are usually given a bad name because of the nature of the business, anything that gives the client a feeling of ease when coming into the office is good. Going overboard on the elegance in such an office can lead the customer to think that the office is overcharging for goods or services to have such a lavish office, so this one can be a bit tricky. It should more reflect the nature of the individual business rather than the industry in the case of a sales related business.
Now that the decision has been made on the type of door, the next step is to determine where to purchase such a door. There are many home improvement stores that carry everything from elegant doors to plain doors. However, getting a door that matches your desired specifications usually requires either special ordering through these stores or going through your building contractor.