There are many things to consider when it comes to your home’s interior doors. Not only does the door’s look add to the characteristics of a room, but the door’s material can also play a role when it comes to maintenance and durability. Today, homeowners have a variety of choices when it comes to interior doors and at P.J. Fitzpatrick, we can help you figure out which one is best for your home.
Your home’s design and décor can say a lot about your style, but you may not think about incorporating a door into the overall look. Before you choose a style of door, consider what would look best with that room. If your home is very modern, you may want to choose a paneled door or solid door and finish it with a contemporary door handle. If you want more of a classic look, you may want to choose French doors or a door with glass features. And if you’re looking to save space, consider pocket doors or bifold doors.
One thing you may not think much about is which way your interior door will swing. Most doors can be fitted with hinges and doorknobs on either side of the door, so consider which way would be the most practical way to open it. In addition, think about whether you want your door to open toward you or away from you. While a door that opens away from you may be perfectly fine for one room, it may cause problems in the room it opens up into.
Because interior doors are usually made from thinner or hollower material than front doors, they’re usually more affordable, however, which material you choose still affects things like sound transfer, insulation, and more. When it comes to energy efficiency, fiberglass and steel are usually the most popular interior door choices. However, some homeowners prefer the traditional look of wood over either of these materials and opt to incorporate wood instead. Wood doors can also be easily repaired if they get scratched or dented due to constant use, which is also a reason some choose them.
If you’re ready to choose your perfect interior door, skip the Lowes interior doors and call us at P.J. Fitzpatrick. We have everything you need (including door samples) to help you make the right decision.