Safety and Design: Choosing the Right Interior Doors for Your Home
Usually, when talking about decorating and redecorating a home, people tend to focus on the wall color, the choice of textures and the mixture of materials used. However, many of us tend to forget about one simple design feature that can really make a lot of difference – the door.
Doors come in many shapes and sizes, and can significantly vary in the design itself, so finding the right fit should not be too difficult. But what makes a perfect door? Let’s find out.
As already mentioned, doors come in a lot of different styles. The style of the door you choose for a certain room can certainly make a lot of difference. You can choose to either enhance the feel of the room with the door, or they can work as a great transition piece between two areas of the house.
However, be careful – when choosing the door, pay attention to the room itself, as massive, heavily ornate doors work well in huge rooms, but if your room is small, big doors will be too overwhelming. Also, if your room’s design is predominantly modern, adding a massive, wooden Victorian-style door won’t make a lot of sense, and it will only look tacky.
When it comes to the swing, you can choose between the left-hand and the right-hand door swing. Also, decide whether the door will open in the room or out. Determining these steps before installing the door is very important because it will make a huge difference comfort-wise.
For example, if your room is small, it would be a better idea to make your door open out instead of in the room, or if you have a particularly narrow hallway, you should make your doors open in the room because, otherwise, maneuvering through the hallway would be made particularly difficult if the door is open.
Also, see if you have more free room on the left or on the right side of the door frame to determine the swing.
When choosing the material of which your doors will be made, you first need to determine their purpose. For example, if you need new entrance doors, you should, of course, go with something sturdy and durable, because these doors are the barrier between your home and the outside world.
Since our safety and the safety of those we love is our number one concern, apart from having a good home insurance policy in the place, you should choose the door that offers maximum security. So, for example, aluminum doors are a good choice since they’re sturdy and reliable, but they are somewhat limited when it comes to the aesthetic appeal.
Wooden doors, on the other hand, look simply amazing, provide almost the same level of security, but are not as sturdy as the aluminum ones. These, of course, are not your only options when it comes to the material, so do some research and find your best fit.
The purpose of the door is another factor you should consider that will make the choice of the door much easier. For example, consider this: Do you need the doors just so you can create some additional privacy or you need them to fulfill a certain purpose – like block the sound or retain the heat/cold?
Double glazed doors are a perfect choice if you need them to help you maintain the indoor temperature, but if you need them for creating additional privacy, you can even go with the sliding barn door. Soundproof doors are excellent if you have a teenager that just formed their first band, and so on.
The door frame is the final aspect of finding the perfect doors for your home. Keep in mind that the door frame should match your door to create a unified whole. The finish and the material of the door frame should match the door as well.
Also, keep in mind that you can go as big as you want with the door frame and thus make your door work as additional statement decor piece, or you can choose a delicate small frame that will only fulfil its purpose. Again, the choice is entirely up to you.
Finally, note that, just like you can have doors in various styles in your home, you can also have different door frames – you don’t have to settle for a single style throughout your home.
As you can see, there is a lot to consider when choosing the right door for your home. Some considerations that will make this choice easier include the purpose, the material and the style of the door, as well as the level of the overall safety they offer. So, make sure you think everything through before you start decorating your home and choose the door that will work best in your interior.