Select the right interior doors to complement your property
Select the right interior doors to complement your property

Choosing the Right Interior Doors for Your Home

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When it comes to choosing the right doors for your home, there is a lot more to think about than you probably realize. So much more than just daily function, a door can make or break the entire look of your room. If you have carefully planned the interior design, injecting time and effort into the look and feel of each room, then it’s important to select the right interior doors to complement your property.

Select the right interior doors to complement your property
Select the right interior doors to complement your property

Here are some of the key things to consider when selecting the right interior doors for your house.

Type of Door

The first thing you need to establish is what type of door you are looking for. Do you want a standard interior door, a swing door that opens and closes easily without using the handle (perfect for busy kitchens), a sliding door (ideal for patio spaces and rooms which open out into the garden), a folding door or a pocket door system. There are many different types of doors to consider but you’ll find that most rooms are suited to a standard interior door – but even this comes in different types such as a flush door which can help to make your room appear more spacious, or a panel door which adds depth and interest into your doorway.

sliding door ideal for patio spaces and rooms which open out into the garden
sliding door ideal for patio spaces and rooms which open out into the garden

Understanding the function of each room, will help you choose the best type of door.

Style of Door

When it comes to choosing the right style of door, it’s important to consider the look of each room in your house. In the same way you would choose carpets and flooring, choosing a door style which complements all the different décor throughout your property can be tricky.

Consider the look of each room in your house when choosing the right style of door
Consider the look of each room in your house when choosing the right style of door

Think about whether you want wooden panels, painted wood, antique look or something modern. Whatever you choose, the colour and the tone needs to be able to complement your home décor in every single room. The best way to create synergy and flow is to choose the flooring and interior doors at the same time. Many people like to make sure they have their door styles and flooring mapped out before they even think about interior décor.

For Interior doors, the colour and the tone needs to be able to complement your home décor
For Interior doors, the colour and the tone needs to be able to complement your home décor

For further advice on door style, door swing and door framing, take a look at this post by the interior design and trend experts over at Houzz Magazine.

Fire Doors

Make sure you check the latest fire regulations on new builds and existing buildings before you select your doors. If you are renovating a property to rent, this is especially important.

If you are unsure about what you need to do, visit the Safelincs information page to get more advice on fire safety for landlords.

Selecting the Right Finish

It’s no secret that the smallest details can make a world of difference. And this is true across all interior design projects. So the important task of selecting the right door handle should not be overlooked. Whether you want an uber-contemporary stainless steel door handle or an old fashion round door knob, the final touches can create the perfect finish for your interior doors. Here’s a superb online guide on the different types of door knobs available.

Uber-contemporary stainless steel door handle for finishing
Uber-contemporary stainless steel door handle for finishing

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