Doors are almost like an address and identity to a home. A door, unique in style, design, and finish, makes a statement about its owner’s taste. So, while on a Home Remodeling process, care should be taken in selecting doors.
Door models and makes differ for each room and needs. Broadly speaking, doors can be classified as Antique Doors, Fiberglass Doors, Garage Doors, Patio Doors, Sliding Doors, French Doors, Interior Doors, Swinging Entry Doors, and Front Doors.
Entry Doors in antique style can be suitable if one has a palace for a home. Doors made with solid Indian Teak together with original hand-forged accessories, French doors salvaged from buildings in France, doors made of thick solid oak salvaged from the early 1900s home, and other such doors from various ancient and historic homes and places can give a real royal look to the home.
Fiberglass doors are available for both entry and indoor purposes. Fiberglass doors made to look like mahogany or oak, with stiles made from engineered wood with PUF cores for energy efficiency and rot-resistant bottom rail, make a good choice as entry doors. Fiberglass doors made to look like traditional hardwood doors, ready to install doors in 14 pre finished colors, besides doors of fiberglass panels in solid colors to conceal scratches and abrasions make a good selection.
Interior doors may be styled as swinging doors. Louvered doors in custom sizes with a choice of mahogany, cedar, poplar, cherry, maple, or others may look ideal in a room where the doorway is arched. A full-length book-case as a secret passageway is available. The doors come with deeper shelving, with options to make it in ash, basswood, maple, and more.
Sliding doors come in handy where space is a problem. But they make a style statement in places where space is plenty. Sliding patio doors, moving on steel-wheel rollers, with a fiberglass mesh and extruded aluminum frame for heavy use with options of red oak, pine, or black walnut make is one of the many styles available in the market.
Patio doors are available in such a style that it’s difficult to tell where the indoor ends and outdoor begins. Patio doors are treated for water and insect resistance, with opening styles including sliding, out swing, in swing, hinged, and bi-parting. Patio doors offer protection against winds, debris, and break-ins.
Doors are often the first ring of protection against break-ins. Care should be taken while choosing a door. The door may be for the entrance or the backdoor. But, for each purpose, a specific kind of door made up of specific material is available. Choice of doors should not be made based on friends and relatives’ suggestions or the basis of an attractive advertisement in a magazine. One should not place a teak wood door for the bathroom just because he can afford it to. It would only make the owner seem to be a fool to others. A right door at the right place will not only mean a good decision but also value-added to a beautiful home.