If you are looking to purchase interior doors to place in a new home or to spruce up an older home, you can find many beautiful examples of interior doors to choose from. Interior doors are often used to define and separate types of interior living space, to accent or form a basis for your décor, or to assist in energy efficiency or to solve issues of acoustics. Interior doors can even add additional security features to certain areas of your home.
Interior doors can be made of wood, glass, plastic, metal or other materials, just as exterior doors are, but interior doors generally tend to be lighter in weight—often wood interior doors are hollow core. Interior doors can also be a mix of two or more different materials.
Standard-sized interior doors measure 34″ by 80″ but doors as narrow as 29″ are available and doors as tall as 8′ can be ordered without getting into customized sizes.
Interior doors can be selected in raised panels, flat panels or sunken panels. Wood interior doors have panel numbers up to 12. Paneled interior wood doors are available in either horizontal or vertical panels in some models. Interior wood doors are available in many different woods and finishes from very light to very dark natural wood looks and of course interior wood doors can be painted in any color to match or accent your room décor.
Interior wood doors may also be part wood and part glass, which allows for a more open feeling to a living area than solid interior wood doors. Interior French doors add a special kind of beauty and openness to a living area. With interior French doors, you get the very open look so that one living area seems to flow into the next, particularly if the doors are open, but even with the interior French doors closed, you have the light and visibility yet the door has more substance than interior glass doors.
Interior French doors have a choice in the number of panes selected, but usually six to 12 panes is the most common size. Interior French doors, like interior wood doors can be finished in natural wood tones or can be painted.
Interior glass doors provides the most visibility and yet allows for temperature control in a living area as well as allowing the most natural light into an otherwise dark room. Both interior French doors and interior glass doors allow for noise control without sacrificing light or décor.