What are Moulded Internal Doors and What Styles to Look At
Doors take up a lot of space in the home, while not taking up any space at all. They aren’t the main focal point, but they’re noticeable by everyone that enters. A long corridor with a lot of rooms opening off it will have a lot of doors. Choosing the right internal doors is key to enjoying your home for years to come.
A moulded door is made from pressed together wood by-products. As a result, they’re cheaper than solid wood doors. It doesn’t mean a moulded door is always hollow. A hollow door is an even cheaper option. Soundproofing on a hollow door is virtually non-existent. They’re a great option to save money on cupboards, but solid doors are a must for bedrooms and bathrooms. It is best to choose Internal doors in the same style. If your home has a lot of cupboards and you’re considering hollow doors as a cost-saving option, make sure they have a matching solid counterpart. There are a lot of choices for moulded doors.
Moulded doors even come as a fire door option, which is great safety for kitchens and bedrooms, and depending on the circumstances and insurance, may be the only choice. Fire doors do increase the cost, but can be purchased in the same style as the doors bought for the bathroom and cupboards. If there’s a fireplace in a particular room, a fire door is advised, unless the insurance or regulations says it is a must. Fire doors separate the source of a fire from the rest of the household, allowing occupants more time to reach safety.
Moulded doors come in a glazed option. Glazed doors can make a room light and airy and even brighten up the dingiest of hallways. They add the illusion of space to small areas by allowing light to travel from one room to the next. Frosted glass is an option for when privacy is essential. If using a combination of glazed and unglazed doors, make sure you buy their unglazed counterparts with matching panels where the windows are.
Plain Moulded Doors
Plain doors can come with or without panels. Moulded doors are the best option for people who want to add their own interior design flare by painting them. The advantage of painting your own doors is all the doors facing a hallway can be painted the same colour and the side facing the inside of a bedroom can be in whatever colour the occupant picks. Just make sure if you are painting them yourself, you have chosen the unfinished moulded door option.
Bi-fold doors are doors that fold in half with hinges running up and down the length in the centre. They’re an excellent space saving option, especially for built-in wardrobes.
Don’t sacrifice style and safety due to budget constraints. Moulded doors are a great way to save money on interior design and will outlive the sofa.