Home Improvement- Start With the Doors!

A lot of people crave a change in their lives. More often than not, they wish to channel their energy into transforming their surroundings into one that is at par with the trends that are making the rounds all across the world. One of the best ways to do this is to undertake a project that seeks to transform a vital aspect of our lives- Home Renovation! Often, excited home renovators can be heard to tell their friends the whole process, often with vociferous statements like: this is where we purchased our new doors,  or these were the best drapes in the entire store, and so on. Such is the love for home improvement that sites like www.nih.gov have had several articles published on the therapeutic effects that these have on the lives of people who undertake them.

 

Often, people jump into home improvement projects, without conducting any prior research. For instance, even a seemingly simple project that involves replacing the doors of a house, needs a lot of thought put into it before commencement. Did you know that there are several types of doors in the market? And that, external doors are quite different from internal doors? Many times, people think that such stuff doesn’t matter, but if ignored, these seemingly irrelevant factors could snowball into a big one.

 

For instance, people need to decide what kind of doors they will require. Often, people will need to change the internal doors, especially if they have developed cracks, or become worn-out from use. In such cases, its not just the doors, but also the fixtures like hinges and handles that will need replacing. So, if not thought of carefully, you will end up buying the door, but not the required fixtures. Moreover, the doors need to suit the overall style of the home. Today, there are some really stylish models available, like sliding glass-doors. However, these usually go well only with houses that incorporate a more contemporary design. If the house belongs to a different era, the doors will need to match that.

 

Let’s have a quick look at the different styles of doors that are now available.

 

1: Panelled Doors

By far the most elegant of the lot, this is the door that is best-suited for homes that need to exude a more classic style. It has a really good texture, and is suitable for all kinds of houses, be it old or new.

 

2:  French Doors

The most appealing looking pair of doors in the market, these are usually used as external doors, that often lead out into a well-kept lawn or garden. These are usually wider than the standard doors, so home renovators will need to keep a watch on that.

 

3: Dutch Doors

Dutch doors are sometimes known as stable doors. These are pretty much rustic in design, and are best for kitchens, that require an external door. It is ideal for households that have pets, and require a way to control their entry and exit.

 

4: Storm Doors

Home renovators often find this as an useful addition, especially if they live in areas that are prone to a lot of insect activity, in the evenings. These doors serve to protect households from unwanted critters, as well as protects the door from harsh elements.