There are no specific regulations for doors in people’s homes in the UK, but there are general building regulations that...Read More
When we think about doors, it’s common for exterior ones to be the first ones to pop into our head. Be it a front door or a patio door, people are always concerned with how they’ll look as it represents a certain image for those viewing your home from the outside. When it comes to internal doors, it’s just as crucial that they look good as these doors divide the rooms within your household, so you’ll want them to blend in and fit with everything else. How do you decide on the best internal doors for you and your home?
Consider your budget
With so much variety, the price of doors is never a fixed thing. It’s largely dependent on the style and material of the door, with some options being substantially pricier than others. The difference in price isn’t always just for cosmetic purposes, some doors will last longer than others thanks to their higher construction quality and materials. Essentially – you get what you pay for. It’s worth trying to find a middle ground between dead cheap and overly expensive but if you’re really struggling monetarily, a cheap door is still better than no door.
Decide on the material you want
As previously mentioned, there are many different materials you can choose from, each with their own unique aesthetic and practical properties. Perhaps the most common choices for an internal door are timber hardwood and softwood variants. This is because a timber door can look great in almost any house, no matter what the style or design is, they’re also sturdy and durable. The specific type of hardwood or softwood that you go for is entirely down to your personal preference as the differences are normally quite subtle.
Decide on the style you want
After deciding on the material, the next thing you’ll be looking at is the style of the door itself. There’s a variety of styles available and the one that’s best for you is dependent on the design of the rest of your home and the kind of theme you want to focus on.
Flush style internal doors
A flush style door focuses on being largely smooth on the back and front, allowing for a simple, minimalist appearance and design that can work well in many homes.
Stile and rail internal doors
A stile and rail door is far more intricate than the aforementioned flush style door. They usually have multiple panels and specific designs.
Moulded panel doors
A moulded panel door is similar to a stile and rail door but is differentiated by its method of construction. They’re less customisable as they are made from a pre-determined mould.
No matter what kind of internal door you end up choosing, Reddish Joinery will ensure it’s designed and installed to the highest standard. If you’re looking for windows, doors, conservatories, and other various home improvements all professionally installed, then look no further! If you’d like to make an enquiry, get in touch or browse our website to learn more about us.