A SIMPLE GUIDE TO BUYING INTERNAL DOORS

A simple guide to buying internal and external doors

We all know decorating the home is fun. There really is nothing more satisfying than putting the finishing touches to a room to complete the transformation. That said, there are a few boring tasks that also need to be done. For example, buying new doors is not something that most people look forward to doing. However, this is an important task. After all, the first thing your visitors will notice when entering a room is the door.

Once in the room because your doors are so large they are also a highly noticeable feature. Therefore, not redecorating your doors, or buying new ones, when you redecorate, is always a mistake. The tips below will help you to buy the right ones for your home.

Get the measurements right

The first step is to measure your current door, and doorway. Doors come in a range of sizes, so this is an important task. This video shows you how to do it the right way.

Styling

Before you go out to buy your doors you need to decide what style, you want to buy. There is no point in spending a fortune on revamping a room to have the overall look ruined by a door that does not match. The finish and door design are just as important as the style of handle, and the colour.

Cleaning

You also need to think about how easy it will be to keep it clean. Make sure that your door has a finish that is easy to wipe down. If you do not like cleaning much, or are short on time, it is best not to buy one with glass panels, because that type of door will need to be wiped down at least once a week.

Practical considerations

The doors you buy also need to be practical. For example, if you have children, it would be safer not to buy a glass door. You also need to think about soundproofing. Doors play an important role in how sound travels throughout your home. If you want privacy, you will need to buy heavy-duty doors that will reduce the amount of sound that escapes from each room. It is also well worth considering buying fire check doors. These cost a bit more, but installing them will give you and your family a bit of extra time to get out of the house should there be a fire in your home.

Quality

The quality of the doors you buy is also important. If they are not well made, they will soon look shoddy, and need replacing. It is well worth paying a little extra to buy good quality doors.

Where to buy your door

Most towns and cities do not have big door retailers, so choice is limited. For this reason, you are usually best off buying online. If you buy your doors from Doorstore.co.uk, you get a huge choice, and a good warranty.

Provided you follow these tips, you will end up with the internal doors that will look good, be practical, and will last.

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About the author
Victoria is the editor and founder of award-winning interior design blog Apartment Number 4. When she's not scouring Pinterest for the latest in home decor inspiration, she's out shopping trying to recreate the looks herself.

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