What are some common inside door designs in India?
doors: one of the most popular doors in homes. Make sure you have enough space to open and close the swing
door and ensure that there is nothing blocking the door space.
doors: typically used for closets or laundry
rooms due to their thinness and excellent ventilation. These doors
have several stiles and can look like normal wooden doors.
doors: awesome for living rooms or closets
and small spaces in general as sliding doors don’t need the extra space
for opening and closing.
doors: normally used for winter gardens or in
the terrace, they can be made from aluminium or wood. The awesome
thing about bifold doors is that they provide a panoramic view and
connect the interiors with the exteriors.
doors: very trendy and can give your home the
stylish and unique personality it deserves. Basically, they’re
double doors therefore you will need extra space for when both of
them are open.
doors: looks like a normal door but in fact
they’re sliding doors, which are very convenient for saving space.
They can be either single or double doors.
construction materials are used to design inside doors?
These doors are very light and affordable but on the downside they
don’t have good sound insulation. However, there are many designs
to choose from that can be easily changed, and they can look very
similar to wood.
it feels like a high quality door, and it’s
sound isolation is very good. They can also last for very long time
if they are properly maintained, and the price is more affordable
than solid wood, but higher than hollow core.
wood: The aim of any house owner is to have
solid wooden doors although the prices are
higher and they need frequent maintenance such as being painted and
finished at least once per year. However, if well maintained, they
can last a lifetime.
are the considerations for choosing an interior door?
you decide on your door design and type of material to use, there are
certain considerations and measurements you need to make to ensure
that the installation of the door is suitable for your home. Firstly,
you need to measure the top of the door, the far left hand edge and
the far right hand edge. Finally, you also need to measure the base
of the door and the thickness of your door
doors hardware: knobs, locks & handles
hardware 101: keep in mind that the hardware
has to work together with the thickness of your door. For example, if
you choose a hollow-core we highly recommend that you invest in more
quality hardware to make your home more secure and safe.
eyed vs electronic: in order to make the
right decision here, ask yourself how many times you’ve lost your
keys. If you have a tendency to lose keys, it may be easier to
remember a few numbers so you can unlock the door without a key.
door knobs: for interior doors a simple keyed
door knob is sometimes the best as you want to avoid anyone getting
locked in the room, especially children.
can I finish an inside door?
interior doors is a brilliant way to highlight its natural beauty. It
also provides a permanent seal and will protect your door so that it
lasts longer. The best option is to get a professional to do it but just in case you’re
feeling a little adventurous and want to try to do it on your own,
here are some tips:
and clean the door: after you sand the door
to remove scratches and other blemishes, thoroughly
wipe down the door with a cloth (tack or lint-free cloth is the
best) to remove any dust and/or debris from the sanding. Use acetone
for effective cleaning and better results.
apply a coat of primer, which can be a clear stain (for a natural
finish) or custom tinted to add an element of color to the wood
grain. If you intend on using an oil-based finish, make sure you use
an oil-based primer. The same is true for latex-based finishes. Do
not mix up the use. After the first coat, allow it to dry fully,
check for consistency and smoothness, and then apply a second coat
c. Finish: After the primer, it
is time to apply the finish. There should be a minimum of two coats.
Apply more to give the wood a deeper hue, but that is optional.
Remember, the finish protects the wood as much as it highlights it.
Also, cover every side of the door, including the sides, top and
bottom, and, as with the primer, allow each coat to dry thoroughly.