When it comes to choosing doors, it is important to note whether you will be using these for the exteriors of your home or its interiors.
This is a vital consideration because exterior doors need to be made from sturdier materials that can withstand weather changes.
In addition, exterior doors may have different dimensions from interior doors, depending on which part of your home’s exteriors you will be installing them.
Interior doors on the other hand may have fancier designs to match your home décor plus there are several types to choose from so you can find one that is ideal for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and any other room inside the house.
Interior Door Sizes
When it comes to interior door sizes, these generally run from 24 inches up to 42 inches in width and 80 inches up to 96 inches in height. Standard thickness for these doors is 1 and three-eighths inches.
However, for doors that exceed 36 inches in width or is over 90 inches high, the recommended thickness is 1 and three-fourths inches. This will allow for the structural stability of the door.
On the other hand, the minimum recommended door width to allow persons with disabilities to pass through, particularly those who are wheelchair-bound, is 36 inches.
There are several things that you may want to look into prior to purchasing doors for rooms or areas inside the house. First of all, your doors should match your interior decoration particularly for those that are directly visible from the living room as this room pretty much “displays” the theme and interior décor of your home.
Secondly, if the door will be right next to several other doors or are facing each other such as doors to adjacent bedrooms; it is important to get door designs that are similar to one another or at least complementary to one another.
This way, you will not ruin the theme of your interior design. Solid wood doors that have solid cores are ideal because they are sturdier and may last you a long time as compared to hollow core doors made of wood boards.
In addition, solid wood and solid core doors are excellent for keeping out the noise so you won’t be disturbed if you are resting in the bedroom.
When it comes to prices, solid wood is the more expensive variety; solid core is an affordable alternative to solid wood while hollow core is the cheapest.
Prices may vary from one manufacturer to the next so it’s best to discuss your options with the manufacturers prior to actually ordering your doors.