People who are considering the possibility of renovating or making small improvements to their home, may also want to consider the strength of their doors in the process. This includes the front and back door to the house, but most importantly the internal doors of your house. Some people may not realise this but after a while these can become damaged from some amount of shock or even a small amount of dampness that you may not have noticed setting in. Furthermore the hinges become weak and squeaky, making them a nuisance to walk through.
Many people will not realise the importance of installing interior doors that suit the style of the rest of the house. Take for example if a modern house with white washed walls and neutral furnishing contained old pine wood doors with Georgian handles, the whole house would look chaotic and uncoordinated. Whilst some believe that the interior designing of a house is subject to people's choices, this does impact the way a person lives and how they feel within their own home.
Another very valid reason for making sure the interior doors are coordinated is that they help boost the value of the house. Houses that have a customised design and interior doors that are in clear need of replacement will not attract many buyers. Merely painting over the doors is not enough, unless the doors are still in good condition and are not hanging off their hinges; it is not even worth painting over doors. A natural wooden look is a more popular style, with people preferring to use varnish as opposed to a thick lick of paint that gives the house more of an eighties feel.
If one is serious about redesigning their home to sell on and make a tidy profit, they will need to remember every inch of their house must be covered. This means the doors within. The front and back doors should ideally be in accordance to the safety measures, in that it is double glazed, fire safe and has an effective draft excluder, therefore conserving energy and keeping the heat in the house. Buyers tend to be attracted to homes that have double glazing and somehow they can save money from their home. A house that is constantly cold will not be accepted by many.
Now the doors in the house are just as important. This provides the occupants a sense of privacy when they are in their own bedrooms or when they walk into a room. They also give added warmth and block out unwanted noise. Therefore it is a good idea to have heavy strong wooden doors fitted, with the safety in knowing that their design does not clash with the rest of the house. Be careful in choosing the kind of wooden door you want for your home. For example, Oak is an excellent choice for a more rustic looking house and is great as a long lasting material. However beech wood is better used in open planned and modern homes, and will stand out in an old house with high ceilings.
Internal doors come in different styles; sliding, swing, Louvre, glass, glazed, moulded, textured or invisible doors. Each style has its own purpose, which is why it is a good idea to make sure you pick the right one. Sliding doors are good to separate a joint lounge and dining room, or as a kitchen door. However Louvre doors are commonly used for wardrobes and cupboards, but they can be used in kitchen and dining areas. As for glass or glazed doors, these are best suited in areas that are in need of more light.
The best way to choose the perfect door is by assessing its functionality and keeping in mind the general style of the house as a whole. The choice of wood will play an important part in this assessment and once installed the end result should be a seamless addition to a coordinated and planned design. Picture the doors in your house and see for yourself if the style will suit the rest of the house. This will take time, but it is better to be certain than to have the wrong kinds of doors installed resulting in a very disappointing decor.
Anna Stenning knows the importance of choosing the right internal doors when redecorating a house, seeing as they make up a big part of the designing process.