When it comes to choosing
interior doors it is easy to overlook the fact they could do a lot
more for your home than just providing a partition between one room
and another or keeping the warmth in on a cold winter's night. For
instance, have you ever considered how internal doors
could make your home
When it comes to making your home larger the most obvious thing
people think of is getting an extension. This can be very expensive
and may not suit a lot of budgets. Then again there is the sticky
issue of getting planning permission from the council. If you live
in an attached property you could also meet disapproval from your
neighbours. So what are the alternatives to making your home larger
while keeping your costs down and keeping on the right side of your
neighbours? Your choice of interior doors could be your first
point of call.
First of all consider the colour of the doors to install in your
property. Lighter and brighter colours such as white doors and glazed white doors will work well with a neutral colour scheme. Light streaming into
the room from the windows will bounce off the doors and back to the
walls creating the illusion of more space. Also another clever
trick is to paint the walls in a similar shade to the doors so this
creates the impression of there being no partition of rooms which
could make the property appear smaller.
The position of the doors will also impact on how big the
property seems. For instance, a door may be better placed to lead
into another room rather than out into a hallway. The living room
may open out on to the kitchen and dining room for example. These
doors can be left open to create the impression of a long and big
course the doors themselves may also contribute to making a
property appear smaller. Sometimes too many doors leading out onto
a hallway may make the space appear more claustrophobic and smaller
than it actually is. Consider moving some of these doors to another
location if possible or even look at the possibility of using a
decorative archway as a feature in place of using a door.
If the property has an impressive garden to the front or the
rear of the property another good idea is installing patio doors that fold back, slide or open
out on to the exterior of the property. These can be opened on
sunny days and as they stream more light into the property this
will also create the illusion of more space.
When buying a property think about how you can use doors as a
means of improving the property layout and the amount of space.
They should not only be considered as practical tools to keep the
heat in on cold nights. Doors can offer a lot more than just
practicality. The best thing is they need not cost the earth
either. Thumbs up all round!
Check out some of our doors below or head across to the interior doors section of the site to
browse the full range.