The Ultimate Guide for Interior Doors

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A beautiful interior door is an important part of a house that can make a huge difference in your living style. They can offer you a dramatic effect on the look of your room and at the same time secures and define the limits of your room. Before installing your interior doors, you should have a good amount of thought in your mind.

Here Are Some Guidelines That You Must Go Through Before Installing an Interior Door:

  1. Style of the door: Picking up the style of the door is the first important step before selecting your interior doors. The style will determine the whole interior outlook of your room. For this, you should pay attention to the proper size and measurement of the room. There is a number of interior door styles in the market including barn doors, Dutch doors, glass framed doors, pocket doors, paneled doors, etc. If you are going to select a more decorative or fancy door, it will give you a busier look.
  2. Appropriate material: Selection of a proper material for your interior doors is a determining factor in the style of the door and it will also give your home an aesthetic and elegant look. The interior doors come in a variety of materials ranging from solid doors to MDF doors, glass doors to hollow core doors, and you can choose the right one that best suits you. Mostly solid designer doors are preferred for bedrooms and bathrooms, while glass doors for sun-exposed rooms and pantries.
  3. Swing direction of the door: The direction in which way the door is to swing determines where the hinges will be. You should at first decide whether your interior doors will swing into the room or out into the next room. For instance, bedroom door should swing into the room, but in case of hall or family room the door should swing out. Nevertheless, your main purpose is to walk into that particular room and see whether you feel comfortable or not.
  4. Door casing: Framing your interior doors with proper casing is also an important factor. For a less decorated door, a more detailed framing will be appropriate, while for a fancy or over-elaborated door, a simple casing will make it stand out. You can customize your interior doors by choosing many options ranging from traditional to transitional look.
  5. Perfect color: The color that you choose for your interior doors must fit with the décor in each room. You can go for light shades for the complete door and a dark one for the frame or can have a single color for the whole door. Whatever color you choose, it should get along with the overall look of your home.

 Let us now check out some of the types of interior doors that you can choose for your best needs:

  • Sliding doors: They are mostly made of glass or wood and take up a minimal amount of space because they slide along the wall rather than swing open.
  • Folding door: These doors usually come in a bi-fold form and are best suited for closets, pantries, laundry rooms, etc.
  • Dutch doors: These doors are divided into two half where the top part can be opened and the bottom part stays closed.
  • Panel doors: Designed with a classic square panel made of wood these doors are most commonly used in houses today.

Thus, these are some points to consider when you are picking a new interior door through endless options.

It is important to know what your requirements are first. Only then can you ask other to help you and give specification on what you. Therefore, before picking up the style if the door, you should keep in mind uniformity and the flow of connecting spaces in your room. It should be clear in your mind what exactly you the hired professionals to do.


About The Author: Justin Jersey is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is an aesthetician by heart who often writes about Art, Fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving them ideas for their own spaces.  Follow him on Twitter or Pinterest.

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