Choosing Your Interior Doors

There are many types and levels of interior doors you can choose from when remodeling your home. Some individuals may view interior doors as insignificant. But choosing the appropriate one for your needs can actually be a crucial decision.

The first decision you should make is the design of the door.   Most of the manufacturers of interior doors have several different design and style options. You might want a standard 6-panel door look or do you prefer something different,  maybe recessed instead of raised panels.   There are also many interior door designs that integrate glass and even etched glass. Some options include having a Pantry door that has the word pantry etched in the glass.

The other consideration is on the build type of doors.  Wood, MDF or hollow core molded door, are all types of door construction you should consider. 


Might be the best application for you in terms of aesthetics. For older homes, it may be necessary to use a wooden door in order to achieve the desired design.

Wood doors tend to be more costly and have more maintenance than many of the other options.  They require more painting and care over time. Don’t forget that wood expands and contracts with the seasons, which may change the way you door opens and closes.  A potential benefit of choosing a wooden door is the possibility of achieving a desirable finish through staining. If you are interested in staining your door, wooden doors could be the optimal choice for you.


MDF (medium density fiberboard) are an engineered wood product that can give you the feel and weight of a wooden door, without the expansion and contraction. These doors are paint grade doors that usually come pre-primed for installation and then need to be painted. With a large array of styles MDF gives you the feel of an old wooden door with less maintenance.

Molded Door

Sometimes referred to as Hollow Core or Semi-Hollow Core doors, Molded door are the budget friend option for interior doors that you are going to paint.  These are popular doors that come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. They may not be able to keep out the noise as well as some of the other options, molded doors give you an affordable low-maintenance options for your interior door

When it comes to remodeling, there are various door options available such as stain-grade engineered doors and different hardwood doors. Although less common, these options can still be used. At Almar, we always strive to suggest the most suitable door option that either meets your home requirements or closely matches your current door.

Our team is always here to help and guide you thru the process, and if you need additional help, we can connect you with a great interior designer to help walk you thru this specific portion of the remodeling experience.

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Allison Guido

Almar's CEO has over 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry. She is constantly learning and looking for ways to improve our homeowners' remodeling process and experience. Her mission is to break the Contractor Stereo Type and provide a great product at a good price for our homeowners.