Few of us really give much thought to our internal doors. Unless something goes wrong, it’s not the first thing you’d think about updating in your home and when you move in to a new property, the last thing you’re looking at are the doors which separate rooms – it’s the rooms themselves which are important.
However, few people realise just how integral internal doors are to the look and feel of a home, the energy efficiency of the interior, and their security and safety. The ‘right’ internal door can make more of a difference than you may imagine to all of the above.
When you’re decorating your home, whether it’s for the first time since you moved in or an update to your previous decorating efforts, it’s worth thinking about replacing your interior doors, especially if you never have done before. Shabby-looking doors which could do with more than just a touch of paint can really bring down the appearance of a room, and they may not be the best style for the look you’re going for.
For instance, a panelled wood-grain door may look great in a room with a more traditional and understated style, but a more contemporary design – perhaps with glazed panels and sleek handles – could be the cherry on the cake of a room with a modern design. Alternatively, breaking up rooms with internal French doors or Bi-fold doors can help you to open up a larger space when you want to, making your home more adaptable.