When it comes to decorating your home, there are lots of things to think about from what carpets you want to lay to which furniture to buy. But let’s not forget one of the most noticeable parts of any room and that is the doors. From your front door to your dividing doors, patio doors to your interior doors, doors can be found all the way through your home and buying the perfect doors is important for your security and the aesthetics.
One of the first things that you will need to do is measure the spaces where you need to put new doors. Once you know the measurements for your door, you can start shopping around, but it is worth noting that some companies will make bespoke doors to fit any space. Good quality doors from www.doorstore.co.uk can be tailor-made to fit any area and this is great if you have an unusually large or small area where you want to put a door.
Once you know what size you need the doors to be, you can think about what type of material you want it to be made from. Where the door needs to go will affect what material it should be made from as glass doors and uPVC room dividers won’t work well as a front door.
Here are some of the most popular materials that internal and external doors are often made from:
You will need to ensure that your front door is made from a highly durable material that is strong, while interior doors that serve a less functional purpose can be less sturdy with more emphasis placed on the way it looks.
Doors come in a wide range of styles, from doors with windows in them through to doors with panels or that are fire proof. Moulded doors are another popular choice, as are veneered doors that are less likely to warp or split than other styles.
Here are some of the things to consider when buying a new door:
- If it should feature glazed panels or be a whole unit
- Do you want bi-folding doors?
- What features do you want to add to it to improve the way it looks?
- What features do you want to add to it to improve the way it functions?
You can add everything from knockers and locks through to hinges and handles to change the way it looks and works, and you can choose to paint the door any colour you want to ensure it matches the rest of your home.
One thing that you will need to do with your interior doors is make sure they work well with the skirting boards and flooring that you have. For example, a natural wooden frame will work well with similar floorboards, whereas a painted white door might work better if the skirting boards are also white.