5 Types Of Interior Doors You Should Know
Designing the interior of a house is incomplete without perfectly fit doors. We basically think of doors for covering while neglecting several other options in choosing the door design. Interior doors are available in hinged, bi-fold doors, louvre doors, french doors, pocket doors, french doors depending on their design and functions.
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1. Bifold Doors
Bifold doors are generally used to enclose a closet, pantry, or laundry area. The doors may be wood, metal, or a composite such as wood covered with vinyl and typically come in four panels. Bifold doors pivot on pins inserted at the top and bottom edges, which allow you a greater opening space than a sliding door. A similar option is folding or accordion-folding doors which take up little space when opened.
2. French Doors
French doors offer a dramatic focal point in your home. They hang on hinges located at each side of a wide door opening and swing toward each other, meeting at the centre. When both sides of the door are open, you have an unobstructed view. French doors come in a variety of styles and glass glazes to complement your home’s decor.
3. Louvre Doors
Louver doors are essentially standard passage doors in which all or some of the panels have been replaced by angled wood slats. Louver doors are typically used for closets, utility rooms and laundry rooms because they provide ventilation and privacy. A full-louver panel format offers the most ventilation, but a louver-over-panel format offers the most style because it looks very similar to solid panel doors.
4. Passage doors
Passage doors swing open and close on two or more leaf hinges, and are the most commonly used doors in homes. They can be purchased either as a slab or as a pre-hung unit. A pre-hung door comes pre-installed within a door frame, with hinges already attached and the door itself usually bored for a lockset. Pre-hung doors save installation time by eliminating the need for a carpenter to construct the jambs, mortise the hinge gains, and fit the door to the jambs, but the selection is limited.
5. Pocket Doors
Pocket doors have been around for 100’s of years and are starting to make a comeback because of its interesting architectural elements, which include saving floor space. Basically, a pocket door is a door that is not set on hinges to swing open, but that slides in and out of a space hidden within the wall. Pocket doors come either as singles, which slide open and shut from either the left or the right, or double pocket doors, which slide together and meet in the middle from both the right and left sides. As architects continue to look for unique ways to maximize floor space they have started incorporating the pocket door into their designs.