What to think about when picking your doors
On Monday, we will be completing our Simone TV series on doors throughout your home with an episode on door handles. To summarise this series, we thought it would be a good to go over the in’s and out’s (pun intended!) of picking your doors. Here are our builder’s tips to help you come to your colour selection fully prepared!
Picking your doors at your colour selection
The first door that you will need to think about is the one at the front of your home. The front door is important because it is also a facade element. You need to ensure it fits in with the other elements of your facade while still complementing your interior.
- Know what is included in your tender. Is it a 1200mm wide front door? Or another size? How high is the door that you have included? Is it specified that there will be glass included in the door?
- Begin researching doors that fit within the specifications. (If you know your builder’s door supplier, even better!) Find examples of doors that you like the look of. This will save time during your colour selection appointment.
- If you think you may prefer a style that is an upgrade, find examples of those to take along with you too.
- Think about the front door handle! Know what’s been included and if you think you might upgrade. It is very easy to forget just how much the door handle can completely change the look of your door.
Having examples will help your colour consultant help you. Have more than one example and be aware of what is and is not included in your Tender.
It is also important to think about the colour of the door. Generally speaking, it is safe to match the front door and the garage with the same stain or colour. Have a few options in mind before your colour consultation so your consultant can help narrow it down.
There are so many different directions that you can take when it comes to internal doors!
Keeping it very simple with flush doors is a stylish and safe option. Flush doors are timeless. It allows you to make a statement with the handles or colour and is a cheaper way to both blend in or make a statement.
Doors with lines, carvings, and other details are also available. The options are plentiful and if you don’t like flush doors there is a lot out there for you to choose from. These types of doors generally suit different styles of themes. They are a great way to make a statement, especially if you want to draw attention to certain areas of the home.
Internal doors are generally intended to give privacy but there are some areas where you might want to consider glass panels. If there is a room in your home that is likely to lack natural light, a door with glass can be a cost efficient way of providing extra light. Master ensuites, theatre rooms, hallway doors and studies. All these areas are possible places where an internal door with glass could be a useful or interesting feature.
- Know what internal doors are included in your tender.
- Think about your internal doors before your colour selection and take examples of any doors or styles that you like.
- Think about any doors where you might want to make a statement.
- Every builder is different but keep in mind that it might be a variation to include several different styles of doors throughout the home.
Internal Door Handles
This is the place where so many people get stuck. It seems to be something that people overlook when planning for their colour selections. Think about your door handles in advance and know what your likes and dislikes are. Take examples if you are after a specific style. Most builders should be able to send you some images of your options if you are unsure.
We hope that you are now ready to begin picking your doors for your new home! If you’ve been through this process and have any tips or tricks to achieve different looks or styles, leave a comment below.