There’s no better way to upgrade your rooms than with interior doors. Too often, we live with whatever we’ve got, unaware of the impactful change offered by simply swapping out a door.They do more than simply close off a room. The right door can reinforce your design scheme, adding contrast or depth to your overall room plan, and contribute architectural sizzle. The options are endless, ranging from accordion doors to pivot doors and even sliding glass walls.
Where hollow-core doors have been installed for budgetary reasons, simply adding applied molding to mimic a raised panel door can create a classic, traditional interior.
If replacing the doors is an option, Doug Davis of Tracery Interiors says there’s one door style that suits most every interior. “I love a two-panel door with simple square sticking and flat panels,” he explains. “It’s unfussy, uncomplicated and versatile. In a more formal setting, I’ll add a little bit of trim between the panels and the sticking.”
Pocket doors are a great solution for tight spaces. Since they don’t swing into the room, they offer privacy in minimal space. Left open, they can indicate separation between two rooms without blocking traffic. With glass panes, a pocket door can divide a quiet space, like an office, from a busier one, like a kitchen, without blocking light.
In very sleek, modern interiors, a wing-wall door can become invisible when closed, but swing open to reveal storage. Great for an ultra-sleek modern bathroom, this visual trick maintains the clean look of the room. Similarly, in a paneled dining room, a door can be concealed behind woodwork so that it completely disappears.