Your home is your safe place, away from the stresses of the world. But, if you share that home with others you’ll appreciate that your bedroom is your inner sanctuary. It’s where you can truly relax and, with a good night’s sleep, face a new day.
To ensure it is the perfect spot you need to decorate the room according to your own tastes and in a relaxing manner. This often means using pastel colors. However, many people overlook the bedroom door, despite it being the most important element of the room!
It’s important to take your time and consider all the possible options, whether you’re looking at front doors or bedroom doors.
Consider Your Budget
The first thing to decide when choosing a bedroom door is how much you are willing and able to spend. Understanding your financial limits means you’re looking at affordable doors, you’ll actually be able to fit them in your home.
Decide the Opening
Your door probably needs to fit the existing opening, if it doesn’t you’re going to need to adjust the frame and size of the opening. This is generally time-consuming and potentially expensive.
But, alongside the size of the door, you should also consider the type of opening. As well as standard hinges you can get doors that slide on tracks, bi-fold doors, or even double doors if you have the space.
The design styles are usually more limited when choosing doors without standard hinges but that shouldn’t put you off if that’s what you really want for your bedroom.
Frame Or Not?
If you already have a frame and are just looking to replace the door then opt for a door open and make sure it fits inside the existing frame. However, if you’re making a new entrance or even creating a new bedroom, you’ll need a pre-hung door that comes with a new frame.
This is generally the best option for beginner DIYers.
You now need to consider the door material. Most doors are made from wood but you can also get fiberglass or steel. Even wood doors vary as you’ll find there are solid wood doors and paneled ones.
Wood is generally the cheapest option although it may not last as long as the other options. However, a solid wood door is very effective at blocking sounds.
Finally, you need to consider the design of your door. You can opt for a simple plain finish or a paneled door. There are many different panel door designs available and you can even change the color to suit your taste and the color scheme in your house/bedroom.
Don’t forget, a wood door can be easily repainted, this may not be an option with metal or fiberglass. That’s why you need to take a little time to consider your options, ensuring you choose the best possible door for your bedroom. That’s the one that puts a smile on your face every time you open it.