We get a lot of questions about interior doors and how to choose and match the right type of interior door to the right type of home. Whether someone is buying a new home and wants to replace the cheap contractor doors in it or they have been living in the same home for years and want to update some of its hardware and fixtures, these are questions we get that represent the common challenges behind buying new doors.
Can I Replace Just a Few At a Time?
Because of budget many people are interested only in replacing a small number of doors at a time. Maybe there is one broken door in the house or maybe they want to do one floor at a time. Either way, the cost of doing only a handful is a lot less than every door in the house.
But they worry that the same model may not be available in the future if they replace the doors now and then wait five years to do the next batch. While this is a very real possibility, there are a number of options on the market and it will be possible to match the style and design feel of the doors you choose in the future, even if you cannot find the exact doors that you originally installed for your home.
How Long Will the New Doors Last?
Modern interior doors are designed to last. These doors are made of composite materials that can withstand impact, heavy use, and humidity in your home, ensuring that they last for decades if you so desire. Cheaper doors may need to be replaced more often, and there is always the hardware which may need to be updated in 10 years or so, but the door itself should be a part of your home for the rest of the time you live there.
What’s the Difference Between Modern and Traditional Design?
This is a very common question if only because we carry a large range of both modern and traditional doors and people are not sure which is best for them.
The quality of both types of doors is the same because they are all crafted in Europe with the same high quality techniques, but the door styles and formats are different. Where traditional doors go for a more elaborate look and feel evocative of another time and place, modern doors are sleek and streamlined, often flat and meant to blend with the decor of your home.
Whatever types of doors you want for your home, be sure to choose a model that fits your needs and the aesthetic you are going for. Doors and Beyond can help you do just that.