Choosing Your Interior Doors

There are many types and levels of interior doors you can choose from when remodeling your home.  I know that some people think, it is just an interior door, but selecting the right door for you can be an important 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, like 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.  Many older homes or historic home you might only be able to achieve the design and feel for the home with a wood door.

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.  But another reason wood might be good is the door finish, if you are looking to stain your door wooden doors may be the best 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.  MDF 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.

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 doors.

There are other options such as stain-grade engineered doors and many other hardwood door options that can also be used but are less common in remodeling.   Almar we generally try to recommend the best door option that will either fit your needs at home or match your existing door as close as possible. 

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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 Almar Building & Remodeling Co (Hanover Ma). As a third-generation family owned and operated company for over 60 years Almar Building has all the benefits of a small company with the options of a larger company. From Additions, Kitchens, Bathroom, Basement Renovations, Siding, Windows, to Doors Almar services the entire South Shore of Massachusetts. What options do I have for my interior doors?

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.