A Guide to Buying Internal Doors

Internal doors are an essential component of your home.  They are one of the first things people see when they walk into your house and visually connect the rooms of your house together.

This post is going to cover what you need to look for in buying internal doors and some tips on choosing them.

Material

When it comes to material, internal doors come in a few different varieties: wood, glass, and metal.

Wood is the most popular type of door because it’s sturdy and affordable.

Glass doors are a great option if you want to let light into your home, while metal doors are perfect for security purposes.

Types of Internal Doors

There are three main types of internal doors: hinged, sliding, and bi-fold.

Hinged doors open outwards and are the most common type.

Sliding doors glide horizontally along a track while bi-fold doors fold inwards to save space.

Hinged internal doors are a great option for most homes. They are relatively cheap, durable, and easy to maintain.

Sliding doors are a great option to make a room seem bigger. They are also good if you need to save space in your home because they hide neatly in a wall when not being used.

Bi-fold doors are perfect for small homes or apartments, as they save a lot of space when opened.

Measuring your door size

The first step in buying internal doors is measuring your door frame. Although most home stores will do this for you, it’s good to know how big they are so you can choose the right size of door.

Measure your existing door by placing a ruler next to the opening and use a pencil to mark where each side reaches on both the top and bottom of the frame. Do the same for the width and thickness.

Width is usually measured from the widest part of your door frame (the right or left side) while the height is measured vertically to the highest point on both sides of your opening.

The standard height for an internal door is around 2040mm with a width of 820mm or so.

Choosing the Style

The style of door you choose is a personal preference. Do you want something classic and traditional or something more modern?

The three most common styles include flush and panelled.

Flush doors are the most common type and have a simple design with no raised panels. The advantage of a panel door is that it is easy to paint and can be fitted with a pane of glass for more decoration. They are also relatively inexpensive and can blend in well with most interior designs.

Panelled doors are also a great choice when you want a more traditional look for your home. They have panels that are raised or recessed and come in a variety of styles, such as Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian.

Choosing the face

The “face” or front of your door is essentially the skin of the door. It can be made from a number of materials, including wood and glass.

Wood doors are the most popular because they look great and also allow you to paint them to match your home’s interior. Common woods used as door faces include oak, pine, and mahogany.

Glass is a good option if you want something more modern or unique and it allows extra light and views through your spaces.

In Summary

Internal doors are an important part of your home and should be chosen carefully to match the style and function of your house. This post has outlined what you need to look for when buying internal doors and some tips on choosing them.

Happy Door Shopping!

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