Whether you are looking to create a new look for your home as part of an interior makeover or the passage of time has just taken its toll, there are more ways than ever to give your interior doors the upgrade they need. With so many different options available to you in terms of quality and design, it’s important to know how and where to start when it comes to updating them.
When it comes to updating and installing contemporary interior doors, keep these factors in mind:
Interior doors are made from a variety of materials. The most common are uPVC, composite wood, metal, and solid wood for glass doors, each with different characteristics and advantages.
Do you want a classic, sturdy, design that provides an air of grandeur and says, “I’m the most important thing in this room?” Solid wood will be a good choice when your internal door is set to be a distinct feature of your home. If you’re looking for a contemporary, sleek, and unimposing feel, metal frame doors might be the perfect choice for their strong design that can complement a glass panel finish.
If it’s long-term durability with the modern, solid-wood appearance you want, composite wood could be a good choice. For a functional option that fits a tighter budget, uPVC is a type of plastic internal door material that may work well.
Glass doors are becoming more and more popular as they are often high-quality, safe, and come in a variety of designs and styles. Clear glass is perfect for those areas where you might need to create some basic separation while allowing light through. With glass doors, social areas like your living room can be separated from other areas such as the kitchen or a studio area without the feeling of connectedness being completely lost.
Frosted or sandblasted doors are an alternative to clear doors when you want to allow light to penetrate through to a lesser degree and maintain an intimate space separate from adjacent rooms. This glass is elegant and stylish and combines perfectly with modern metal and wood frames.
One-size-fits-all is most definitely not the approach to take with interior doors. Knowing what the options are will help you to decide if your interior doors should match throughout your home or if you should personalize each space.
Sliding doors are a series of two- or three-panel doors interlocked on an elegant, easy glass door mechanism that slides on rails, one behind the other. These doors usually consist of full-length glass panels that act as separating doors. They are well suited to areas that would benefit from feeling connected; they can also facilitate the passing of natural light and make multiple rooms feel as though they are one.
Bifold doors, or folding doors, are ideal for when you want to create an open living space floor plan. These doors can be almost entirely withdrawn by sliding along a rail and doubling up one behind the other to one side. They are most commonly used with frosted glass to create a slightly more separated environment when closed or a wide open space when they slide to the side.
Pivotal doors rotate on a vertical axis, rather than being mounted on a wall with hinges. The doors open both outwards and inwards on a pivot attached to the top and bottom. They offer a contemporary, unique design feature often chosen for their unusual aesthetic impact.
Personalized Fittings and Finishes
Sometimes, it isn’t necessary to change an entire door. Instead, you could opt for a few stylish upgrades to bring your doors back to life. For example, you can replace door handles, paint doors with new colors, or strip and varnish solid wood for a totally new look. Adding frosted or even stained glass expertly made with a unique design is another great way to revamp your home’s interior doors.
Whatever you choose to do to update your internal doors, know that there is an option for you. Internal doors can transform a space, but be sure to get expert advice before embarking on your project. 27estore is ready to help with a wide range of styles and options to choose from so you can be sure you get the perfect interior doors to suit your home and budget!