Whether you are renovating a property, have recently moved into a new home or just fancy a bit of a change, swapping the internal doors in your property can make a big impact. Although functional items, serving the purpose of allowing entry and exit, this does not need to equal boring! Internal doors can become style statements with different designs, materials and colours. In this article, we provide some inspiration with a look at some alternatives to the plain, solid door.
- Mirrored Doors
Mirrors can be used to clever effect to make rooms appear larger or reflect the light in darker aspects. In smaller bedrooms or dark hallways, a mirrored internal door can provide practical as well as aesthetic solutions. Rather than needing to crowd limited wall space with full length mirrors, a mirrored door is a stylish but practical alternative. Lending dimension to a room, a mirrored door can make the room feel light and airy. Intrigued? Have a look at these beautiful examples of mirrored doors from Archiproducts.
- Sliding Doors
It is very rare to see doors that don’t open away from the frame. It’s standard and what we are used to seeing. Why not go a little off piste and install some sliding doors where space allows? Sliding doors can be real statement pieces like this beautiful solid oak door on an eye catching metal track by Direct Doors. Perhaps go that extra step and get yourself some pocket sliding doors. These clever doors slide into a cavity and disappear from view.
- Folding Doors
These doors are prefect if you have problems with hitting objects behind your doors. Ingenious in their design they act like external bifold doors and simply fold in on themselves when being opened. The variety of styles is mind-blowing and you can choose from solid doors to glazed doors which let in more light. Doors of Distinction have a lovely selection of folding doors.
- Bookcase Doors
Like something only seen in films, the secret bookcase door is not only a fun feature but a highly practical one too. If you are short on space, a bookcase door (simply, a door with shelves mounted inside) can provide a great solution to storage of books and other items as well as serving as an entry and exit point. Perfect in the lounge, study or in fact anywhere that room for freestanding bookcases and shelves is at a premium, bookcase doors provide a unique and practical solution. Secret Bookcase Doors show many of the available options and how the doors work.
- Glass Doors
If you want to allow more light into a room or gain a feeling of space in rooms that merge into one another, opt for glass doors. You can choose from partially glazed doors to fully glazed doors in a variety of styles like this gorgeous oak glazed door with stylish patterning on the glass. For something a little more minimalistic, this lovely wood framed glass door really hits the spot.
- Solid Doors
If solid wood is your thing, then you really will be spoilt for choice. With a variety of wood types available and anything from old fashioned cottage style latch doors to contemporary doors you really can indulge your design whims. If you have an older property or want to create a vintage feel why not consider these classic Cottage doors? It really doesn’t matter what style you opt for as a good quality solid wood door will always look good and will stand the test of time.
Doors are typically seen as functional fixtures, but there is so much choice out there, you can easily turn these everyday fittings into a statement piece and create a wow factor in your home.