Turning Houses Into Homes

Love That Door Creates Hand-Forged Wrought Iron Masterpieces

Article by Julie Brown Patton

Photography by Courtesy of Love That Door

Originally published in Frisco City Lifestyle

Durable, custom doors that add style and valuable security are created each day at Love That Door, a premier hand-forged wrought iron door distributor in Frisco and Grapevine.

"Our designs and craftsmanship are second to none. Whether you're looking for a residential or commercial application, an iron door, access gate, decorative lighting or other fixtures, we can develop it for you. There's a lot of artistry and vision combined into each project. Our products certainly increase curb appeal, and can boost the overall value of structures," says Chad Crenshaw, Love That Door owner. 

"Wrought iron makes a fine choice for many reasons, but none more important than security," he adds.

Chad's company teams have serviced the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex region in the home restoration and ornamental iron business for about 25 years. They currently specialize in:

  • Wrought iron doors, both single and double entry
  • Iron windows, including sidelights and transoms
  • Lighting
  • Access gates / fences
  • Stair cases / balusters
  • Pull, locks and hardware 

Custom designs and all sizes are doable at Love That Door. "You dream it, we build it," says the company's office manager Jenni Parker. 

"Our creations can be as crazy or as simple as you like. We've done dragon and mermaid doors, for example, even peacocks. But we've also completed modern, straight line or minimal-design doors, and in pretty much every color," Jenni adds. 

The process starts with Love That Door clients taking pictures of elements or door samples they enjoy. Those ideas are shared with the company's in-house artist who draws several options. Jenni says 99% of people have an idea about what they want, but that the artist likes to ask undecided clients about three things they like most and three things they hate. "He then takes cues from those responses to suggest ideas. Clients can be as involved with the creativity as they'd like," she adds. 

Securing a new door from start to finish is a 12- to 14-week endeavor.

Jenni says they recently started carrying a few in-stock selections, but the vast majority of their business is done a custom basis. "Afterall, it's not just a door," she quips. 

She says they carry the strongest, safest doors on the market. The doors have optional magnetic, removable screens. The glass portions of their installed doors open from the inside, so homeowners never have to completely open their wrought-iron door if they don't want to, she adds. Some of the tinted glass options include tea stain, smoke and green reflective.

This team of about 50 people handles both residential and commercial projects through 100-plus designs, and can assist custom home builders and contractors. Jenni says most clients are existing residents who want to update the look of their homes. "There's one house we did lately with 30 iron windows," she says. 

One door trend for 2020 that the Love That Door staff already is spotting is a slim line door with long pulls. One fun idea is to get a customized wine room door. They also offer low-maintenance wrought iron railings and gates. 

Chad says his company's specialists offer free in-home estimates and that their projects are backed by a solid warranty. 

Jenni says Love That Door was voted the best door company in Northern Texas. "We are price competitive and family operated, so customers always talk to real people, not machines. And we have our own installers and touch-up crews."

Many people choose wrought iron doors for extra security while still maintaining an artistic and dramatic entry that guests will admire.  As an added bonus, Chad says Love That Door iron doors require little-to-no maintenance, which is one more reason these doors make a wise investment.



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