Having beautiful doors in your home is one of those essentials that can make a dramatic difference in the style of your home. Just like molding or trim, the majority of doors in the home can go unnoticed, but they can certainly make an effect on the appearance of the rooms in your home. Many people buy or rent homes that already have doors installed, and unfortunately, the interior doors are often overlooked.
However, the doors that are inside of the home are important pieces of your home. This means you should take some time to consider the type of doors you want in your home. It doesn’t matter whether you want to remodel, or are building a new home, it is important to choose an interior door. Style, door swing, soundproofing, and materials are just a few factors to consider when you are looking through a range of doors.
Generally, you can choose between a left-hand door swing or a right-hand door swing when looking at custom doors. This will determine which sides the hinges and other hardware will be located on the door, and will determine which way the door will swing open.
This means that whatever side the door handle is located when the door is opened towards you will determine whether the door is a right-hand door or left-hand door.
This also means that it is not advisable for a door to open into a corridor or hallway. Keep this in mind when choosing variety of interior doors for your home.
The styles you choose for your interior door will make a major difference in the design of your home. You can choose to mix and match door styles to give your home an eclectic and fun look. However, be sure to maintain some of the same elements so there will be a consistent flow throughout the home.
You will also need to pay attention to the feel and size of the room. An ornate and massive door can actually overwhelm a smaller room and can make it feel smaller than it really is.
When a door is not framed correctly, it can very quickly take away the value of an expensive and beautiful door. Using shortcuts during construction or cheap materials can cause damage to the door. In fact, it can become a very expensive repair over time. If you choose not to hire an experienced contractor to complete the job for you, be sure you carefully follow the instructions during framing and installation.
Interior doors can make or break the design flow in your home. Keep these factors in mind when choosing and installing doors in your home.