Finding a door can be a difficult task - should you get a clean flat door or one with multiple squares? Should you get a white one or a brown one? Should you get a wood or a metal one? Here is a guide to narrowing down your options!
First off - Materials
The three main materials used in doors are steel, fiberglass, and wood. Steel doors are perfect for those wanting to conserve energy (and money) because most steel doors provide great insulation. This makes their optimal use between the garage and house, or as an exterior door. One downfall of a steal door is that steel is very conductive, meaning the hot weather easily raises the temperature. Wood doors are perhaps the most common doors used in houses today. They provide stunning beauty and a variety of patterns. However, they do demand more time spent on upkeep, as they need to be furnished, painted, and checked for mold yearly. Fiberglass doors have a foam core covered by a wood finish that does not need to be repainted, meaning they last for a long time with minimal effort. Not only that, but they are only a fraction of a price more than their competitors!
Secondly - Patterns
Depending on the materials you have chosen, different styles can appear. However, most doors come in styles such as paneled, with or without windows, patterns, or just plain. Plain doors can be used in rooms that appear cluttered, or aren't seen very much because they are cheaper than the rest. They also work really well to hang pictures frames or towel hooks on. Doors that host a full window look great as a back door or mudroom entry door, while hybrid window/paneled doors work great as front doors. Paneled doors look great in between bedrooms, closets, or bathrooms. Depending on the space, you can go for the minimalist 1 panel, or for a more plain place, buy the 6 paneled! Patterned doors such as barn doors can be great for any sort of closet or laundry room door. Exquisite designs look great as an exterior door on your house!
Finally - Colors
Doors can tone down or brighten up a living space. A colorful front door can make your house appear more inviting, while a subtle white, will make it appear more modern. If you are having trouble creating a kids room while keeping the rest of the house to your taste, buy a white door and paint the inside of the door their favorite color! The big question to ask yourself is: Does this room need color? If so, start searching for the best color to fit your taste!
Last week we worked on an interior residential drywall patching, taping, texturing, and painting project in Monroe. We also worked on a residential interior repaint of the walls, ceilings, and trim project in Redmond.
If you need any help installing or picking out the perfect door, we are here to help! Call us at (425) 308-7422.
President of Mink Enterprises
Drywall, Painting Specialist