When you decide to make certain changes to your interior, you really need to choose windows and doors carefully because they make a strong visual impact. Choosing a brand new bedroom door can be tricky if you already have other furniture picked out. It needs to match (or contrast) the color of your walls, your night stands, bed and closet. This is without taking into account the fact you will probably have to compromise if your corridor looks completely different – from that side of the door, it could look like an eyesore. In order to discuss this conundrum thoroughly, let us go into more detail about choosing the best door for your bedroom.
Types of doors
We have seen the development of countless types of doors throughout history, but they can mostly be boiled down to three types based on the way they function – hinged door, sliding door, and folding door. Hinged door is the most ubiquitous type of door in most of the world. Your average home is probably filled with hinged doors with an exception of the closet – which tends to be a folding door. As you probably already know, Japan universally relies on sliding type.
Now, if you are looking for the most practical type of door that saves space and does not get in the way, the best choice would be a sliding door. However, most of the time, it simply does not “jive” with the rest of the household unless it is designed in a way that encourages minimalism. If you own your classical western home, sliding door usually will not cut it.
There are several other factors you have to take into the account so do not skip to check any of the following boxes. First of all, you need to check the sound rating of the door. Bedroom is your private space where you can relax, be yourself and spend a lot of hours asleep. Pay close attention to how thick the door is. Overall, it needs to be a quarter of an inch smaller than the existing frame in order to fit into it properly.
Additionally, it is important to pay close attention at how high the door’s STC rating is. STC rating is an abbreviation of “Sound Transmission Class”. If you are wondering what particular rating number should satisfy you, do not go below STC 40, and if you truly want a good night sleep, choose a door with STC that goes above 60.
As far as material goes
As it was mentioned before, the material used to make your door should highly depend on the interior design of the rest of your house. However, you might not be as constrained as you think, since you can always begin with some neutral options and work your way up from there.
Solid wood is something most people go for. It plays well with a variety of styles and it is easy to paint it in color that will blend in with the rest of the surroundings. MDF, or Medium Density Fiberboard, can also be easily painted and adjusted and it is both durable and stable. No matter what you decide, you need to find a company that is known for crafting stylish and strong doors. The most ideal option is finding the workshop that also installs and repairs the door. Overall, your regular flush door tends to be the most popular design option due to the fact it leaves a lot of room for stylistic adaptation and experimentation.
Of course, always keep in mind the price tag does not end with purchasing the door. Installation will most probably require professional help. This is why it is crucial to take your time with the choosing process. After all, replacing your bedroom door is not something you will be doing every day – therefore, you have to be absolutely certain you have chosen right.