Most people probably never think much about interior doors, but if you are building or remodeling, they can be as important to the image and livability of your home as flooring and wall covering. And they are likely a decision you will have to live with for a long time.
Adding much in the way of style and design to a home’s decor, interior doors are also critical sound buffers and privacy enhancers. A wide range of options exists, from inexpensive hollow-core varieties to luxurious custom solid wood models. Hollow-core doors are made from two plywood or hardboard sections that fit to middle support made of sturdy cardboard or foam. While they do little in the way of blocking noise, they are a popular choice in many homes because they are lightweight and easy to install. Some middle-grade options for doors include those with engineered wood cores and wood veneer surfaces and doors made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF). The latter is an engineered door, milled like hardwood, and can be an attractive, less expensive alternative. Solid wood doors are like fine furniture–they are beautiful, yet require some maintenance and take a huge chunk out of a building or redecorating budget. The average home may need anywhere from eight to ten interior doors, so experts suggest planning wisely when choosing them. Select the highest quality doors with excellent soundproofing for bedrooms and other private spaces. Closets and other utility areas can easily accommodate a lesser-quality, affordable door.
Your best course for finding the best doors for your situation is to schedule a meeting with our custom home builder experts.