Choosing the right interior doors
Not all doorways call for standard internal doors. There are a few important factors which will dictate the type or size of door for the purpose.
Firstly, an interior designer will establish the architectural style of the the space. Flow through is also taken into account although all doors need not be the same to achieve this. A few more factors include; is the space formal or informal, private or public, needs more light or darkness? With thoughtful consideration the right door is chosen with the aim of adding value, character and further enhancing the overall feel of the space.
Flush or panel doors
There are numerous designs of flush and panel doors to choose from allowing you to match your theme right through from modern to traditional. There are different construction methods used which will reflect in the price and quality. A solid timber door will provide longevity and durability whilst a stricter budget can provide you with a particle board core or cellular core with a face material such as timber laminate, plywood or MDF. Another big benefit of a solid timber door is that they can be cut down to size to suit uneven or irregular shaped doorways. Panel doors have more elaborate design work usually by means of inset squares or rectangles. Perfect for a home with classic or period features.
This type of door is a great space-saving option. No need to allow room for the door to swing open.
Pocket or cavity sliding doors are a perfect hide-away option allowing for a seamless passage from one room to another. Soft-close systems can be added here for smoother operation.
Barn doors can be installed as a decorative feature and are perfect for any style home from farm-house to coastal or industrial with recycled timber and heavy iron rails.
Glass panelled doors can really make a statement in your home. Allowing natural light to pass through will keep the space feeling open and light yet still closed off from noise and other distractions. Glazed timber french doors are a traditional choice whilst steel-framed doors can offer a sophisticated, modern or industrial look with clean lines. These as well as aluminium-framed glazed doors can make for a durable, long-lasting option.
The profile of a hidden door may be applied on either the outside, inside or both to blend with surrounding walls. Hidden doors have a way of making a room feel larger from the inside and, when closed, a hidden door smoothly disappears into the wall profile offering a seamless, streamlined appeal.
Bi-fold doors open panel by panel and stack neatly away to one side or both sides. Utilised for dividing a large space into more than one zone when closed and very popular for dividing interior zones from exterior zones to help bring the outside in.
When next renovating or building, think of adding some feature doors to make a statement and add not only value, but a little excitement to your home.
I must say, right now, I am loving these steel-framed glazed doors. They are really next level as far as creative yet simplistic design is concerned and with a little extra height and width - what an inviting entry!
I hope these options help you decide which doors you will add to your next project.
Feel free to contact me if you need help moving in the right direction - that's what I'm here for!
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