Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling a living space, an important factor that you’ll have to consider is what type of interior doors will make sense for your project. The doors for bedrooms, closets, bathrooms, hallways, etc., make an important visual statement, so a good amount of thought should be given to selecting doors that will meet your quality standards and match your aesthetic vision.
With the extensive amount of door styles and types available, which ones should you choose? Below are some options and styles to consider when choosing interior doors for your next project:
1. Pocket Doors – As the name implies, pocket doors slide laterally into a “pocket” in an adjacent hollow wall. Although this particular door type was most commonly used in late 19th century homes, they’ve experienced resurgence in popularity due to their efficient, space-saving design and construction.
2. Sliding Doors – Although they’re often used for closet doors, sliding doors can have a variety of other applications as well because they take up only a small amount of space. This is due to the fact that they slide open along a wall instead of swinging open, thus making them a good fit for tight spaces.
3. Folding Doors – These doors commonly feature a bi-fold design (i.e., only folding at one point), but accordion doors (i.e., folding at multiple points) also fall under this category. Folding doors are typically used in small spaces such as pantries, laundry rooms, closets, etc.
4. Panel Doors – Perhaps the most common type of door used today, panel doors are typically made of wood or some type of synthetic equivalent, and feature a classic design of either square or rectangular patterns.
5. Flush Doors – The minimalist’s door of choice, flush doors are smooth on both sides, and offer a more contemporary look. Flush doors are typically made of plywood or an engineered wood composite.
6. Barn Doors – True to their namesake, barn doors were originally constructed for barns, but they’ve recently become a contemporary trend due to their space-saving qualities and their rustic look. Barn doors are typically larger and heavier than regular interior doors, and they slide open or shut by way of specialized flat track hardware.
7. Dutch Doors – An increasingly popular choice for kitchen entryways, Dutch doors are divided into two halves by a horizontal split in the middle. This allows you to swing open the top half of the door while the bottom half remains shut.
8. French Doors – A treat for the eyes, French doors are basically doors that contain glass panes throughout their length. There are numerous designs to choose from when it comes to selecting French doors, but one of the most popular choices is a grid-like pattern of glass panes that simulate divided lites. French doors are often used in areas where a visual connection between rooms is important, such as between a living room and dining room or kitchen.
9. Mirror Doors – These doors are often used on closets to help open up a space and maximize the use of the room’s natural light. Builders and contractors often use mirror doors to help portray a more airy and pleasant atmosphere to a space.
Selecting the right interior doors for your project requires careful thought and consideration. You want to make sure that the doors you choose will make the most of the space they represent, along with providing adequate visual appeal. The building experts at Nisbet Brower can help you choose the interior doors you need in the styles you require, so that you can maintain your high quality standards while creating the ideal living space for your clients.