Aside from providing function and safety within your home, interior doors can really add a lot to the aesthetic and the overall character of your property. It is therefore definitely worth investing the time in selecting the right interior doors, as they will have a dramatic and long-lasting effect on the look and feel of your home. In this post, we’ll be exploring the different factors to consider when buying interior doors.
Choose the right material
There are a number of materials available for internal doors, and it’s important to consider the pros and cons of each. Some of the most common include real wood veneer doors, which provide the same aesthetic look as that of solid timber but without the disadvantages of ageing or splitting. They are also much more cost-effective. Foil veneer doors replicate the look of real wood with the use of synthetic foil. Again, this achieves the look, and is an even more affordable option. Moulded style doors use a single piece of moulded wood fibre that looks like a traditional panel door. You can find moulded style doors in a number of designs and glazes to match the overall style you desire. Lastly, a heavyweight door is less visually pleasing, but has the huge benefit of sound insulation and is ideal for homes with big families and lots of noise!
One thing to add is that, while there are many high-quality and affordable options out there when it comes to doors, you do get what you pay for. Doors are an important investment, and looking for the cheapest option could lead to added expense further down the line.
Determine your style
The style of your home will be a big influence on the interior doors you choose so it’s important to co-ordinate them. For example, if your home is modern and sleek, flush doors or even panelled doors are a great option. You can also find these in many different designs and materials that can work in accordance with your budget. For more traditional homes, oak veneer doors always look great. A useful tip to think about is to add glazing to your internal door. This will reflect light from one room to another and create the feeling of a more open space.
Think about the Hardware
It’s always those little finishing touches that have the biggest impact so make sure you spend some time selecting the perfect handles for your interior doors. Again, think about style. For a more contemporary twist, go for handles with sleek, clean lines with minimal aesthetic detailing. If your home is traditional and your doors are a core feature, then you can opt for something decorative and eye-catching. Of course though, there are no rules and it’s all about what you want within your budget!
Fitting your door
When you look at a door design, make sure you have an idea of what size your doors need to be.This is because you’ll need to know how much you need to trim off. Getting this wrong could completely alter the look of the original design, but if you get it right, you’ll be well on the way to having beautiful new doors!
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