Choosing the perfect door for your home is not an easy task, especially when you have so many varieties to pick from. Before deciding on a door for your home, here is what you need to know about it:
Types of room doors
Stylish doors can be bought from a variety of readymade options in the market, or it can be made to order. Depending upon the manufacturing material, here are some of the common door types that you can use at your home:
These doors are easily available in local markets, or can be made with the help of a carpenter. Wood and timber doors are ideal for the exteriors or the main door, as it is sturdier than any other material.
Framed and paneled doors
These types of doors are usually made of wood but the shutter panel is made of timber, plywood or hardboard, etc. These doors can be made with decorative designs, according to your preference.
Glass doors are usually placed at the rear of the house, as it provides an unhindered view of the backyard or garden. These are usually heavier and more expensive than other doors.
Steel doors are a perfect substitute for wooden doors. Steel doors are long lasting, require minimum maintenance and are available in beautiful shades.
The benefits of PVC doors, are that they are termite-proof, durable, anti-corrosive, lightweight and moisture-resistant, as compared to other materials. They are also easier to install.
How to pick a door?
- Before selecting the door, decide its placement and whether you want the door to open inwards or outwards. Ideally, room doors should always open into the room and not outside, as it will hinder movement, whenever the door opens.
- The main door of the house should be placed such that visitors can see the home’s entrance. Choose a sturdy material for the main door and the gate as it will be difficult to undo and more secure.
- Position your doors and windows in such a way that it allows cross-ventilation in the house. For this, you have to ensure that the frame and the hinges are of high quality, so that there is no damage to the door due to the breeze.
Door design ideas in pictures
Here are some designs of different types of doors that you can choose for your modern / traditional homes. Most of these doors are for rooms, while few can be used as front doors, as well. The single-leaf door is the most commonly used variety in most homes. Nevertheless home owners can also find variations in the basic design, which you can pick to give your home a distinct look. For your bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and other places where a little privacy is required, you can opt for frosted glass doors. Sliding doors are ideal for saving space, especially in the living room and dining space, or even in the kitchen.
What is the best material for the main door?
According to Vastu Shastra, the main door of the house should be made of wood. Some people also opt for steel doors for the main entrance, for security.
Where can I use glass doors in the house?
Frosted glass doors can be used in places where a little privacy is required, such as the bathroom in the master bedroom, for walk-in wardrobes, etc.