Doors, doors, doors
And how to choose the right one
Selecting the best doors for your space is essential! Interior and exterior doors are available in so many styles that choosing can sometimes be overwhelming. So, we’ve laid out some of the most popular and effective options to make your decision just a little bit easier.
Finding doors that fit with the rest of your home’s design is very important. For interior doors, choices range from sliding, flush, pocket or folding doors, and each will give your home a unique look. Sliding doors are typically made of glass or wood, and are perfect for closets and patio doors. They conserve space and add sleekness. Pocket doors are similar to sliding doors, but they slide into a pocket in the wall rather than off to the side. These doors are ideal for adding extra room in your home for entertaining or for closing off a room for extra privacy. Folding doors are generally used for storage and laundry rooms, folding on either side for a compact design. Flush doors are the typical open-and-close doors you see in most homes; they can be used in any room and can serve multiple purposes.
Want something a bit more unique? Barn doors, French doors or Dutch doors add that special touch and are right on trend. Style-wise, barn doors look more rustic and natural, whereas French doors are paneled off with glass and have a look of sophistication. Dutch doors are in a category of their own as they divide horizontally in the middle for a split door effect.
Now that you’ve had a quick rundown of the types of doors available, you also have to consider the type of material you wish to use. Exterior doors are typically made of wood or steel and should be the sturdiest doors in your house. Front doors should ALWAYS make a statement, so take this into account when choosing your door material, style and color! P.s. If you live in a humid climate, fiberglass doors are a great option as they are able to withstand changing weather conditions.
Doors can be made with any material you want, but there are a few stand-out products that are door-friendly. Plywood, wood fiber blends and solid wood are all popular materials that can hold up against frequent use. If you like the look of solid wood, adorn it with stylish handles or a sophisticated door knocker. Distressed doors also add a bit of an interesting style to the look of your home’s exterior.
Finally, one thing you don’t have to stress about is the retractable screen for your new doors. A Smart Life Solutions retractable screen blends into your home decor flawlessly. Our retractable screens are versatile and blend into almost any opening for a chic and sophisticated look!