Choosing the right External wooden doors for your home can be difficult. You need keep so many things in mind and even after you’ve gone through the painstaking task of comparing your options and finally choosing a door for your home, you then have to undergo the same process to select the right internal wooden doors. However, we want to make things easier for you and that’s why we’ve put together this article – it will go over some of the important pointers to consider when choosing wooden doors for your home, we hope it helps.
So how do you choose an external wooden door for your home?
It’s the first thing people see when the visit your home, so you want to make a good first impression. However, getting the right door can be easier said than done. To begin with, you need to look at the location of your home – if you live on a busy avenue, it would make sense to get a thick single panel door. This will help reduce sounds from entering your home. If airborne sounds aren’t an issue, then you can also consider a door with some nice glasswork – this will look elegant. However, if security is a concern, then glass work is a no-no.
Next, you need to consider the overall position of the external wooden door. If there’s no shade or you have no overhang that protects the door from elements then you will look for wood species that are more durable and finishes that can handle heat and direct sunlight better.
Next you’ll have to choose between pre-hung and slab doors. Slabs have no metalwork, hinges or hardware attached to them where as pre-hung doors come with their own frame and all hardware in place. Usually, pre-hung doors are better suited for new projects, and slabs are more suited for projects where you have a frame and need a door that can be adjusted to the existing setting.
Getting to Internal Wooden Doors:
Begin with the type of doors you want, do you want paneled doors, molded doors, solid cores or flush doors. Paneled doors are the most affordable option. Molded doors are hollow and usually have a frame made out of softwood. Then there are solid core doors, these are high quality doors made from real hardwood. Next, you’ll have to choose the type of wood, usually this means a choice between oak, pine, walnut, or hardwood made from deciduous tree species.
Once you’ve chosen the type of door and wood, you need choose whether you want prefinished or unfinished. If you choose unfinished, you’ll have to choose the type of finish, paint, vanish, gloss, and of course the color of paint.
After going through all these choices, you should end-up with Internal wooden doors than suit your interior décor, match all your expectations and compliment you external wooden doors. We hope this article has been helpful. Good luck and all the best!