Virtual design tools are a terrific way for homeowners, designers, architects, builders and more to unleash their creativity and consider all the options. That’s why Masonite is excited to introduce the new Masonite Xpress (MAX) ConfiguratorSM, a web-based door design and pricing resource that’s easily accessible from most any computer or tablet.
The breakthrough technology of MAXSM allows dealers and their customers to virtually design doors while keeping an eye on the overall costs. Now dealers, builders, remodelers and interior designers can provide their customers with an instant quote while accelerating the design process.
MAX is equally easy for a homeowner who wants to replace an entry door to add curb appeal or choose doors for a new home. Using this virtual tool, creating your own distinctive designs is easy.
Let MAX help you explore the different style and material options available. It’s a snap to try new styles and options and discover what works best for your home.
MAX walks users through a quick and simple step-by-step design process to create unique door designs. You can choose from hundreds of glass, style and frame material options. As you explore different configurations, each selection refines and narrows the many choices associated with a complete door package. When new choices are made, a large image of the door is updated and the MSRP changes to reflect the estimated cost.
You can even upload a photo of your existing doorway and see how your new door will look in your home. Once you’ve made your selection, you can request a quote from a nearby dealer.
Need some expert tips to help plan your design? Here are few thoughts to consider when choosing an entry door that best suits your home and your personal style:
- Let the design of your home offer clues to the door style that works best. Paneled or arched styles work best with traditional architecture, while more contemporary homes call for doors with cleaner lines.
- Sidelites and transoms add personality and light; be sure to measure your opening to see how much space you have to work with. French country style homes take advantage of these additions elegantly.
- Beautiful decorative glass, used as panel inserts, sidelites or transoms, are another way to express your individuality. Caming (rolled metal banding used to join panes of glass together), beveling, glass pattern and coloration are options. Usually, the simpler the lines of your home, the more streamlined your glass design should be. Our Element style looks great on Craftsman style bungalows, while New Haven and Oakville add the finishing touch to classically-styled homes.
- Want to let in extra light without sacrificing privacy? Consider textured glass in our new Chord or Pear designs to allow light inside while obscuring the view from the outside.
Ready to get started? Explore MAX at www.masonite.com today and design the door of your dreams!
Coming next month: Fiberglass, steel, or wood? Which material is right for you? We’ll take a look at the benefits to help you make a selection that’s right for your budget, climate and lifestyle.