When it comes to the home, one detail that most people forget is what kind of door they want for their closets. It’s something that you can come to regret later when you realize you could have improved the look of your room or the way your door opened, you may come to regret the oversight. Closet doors do a lot more than just hide the stuff you don’t want people to see.
Types of Closet Doors
When you think of the doors that hide your closets’ contents from the rest of the room, you probably imagine the typical door that adds little to a room. The thought is that no one wants to notice these necessary doors, it’s the rest of the room and the furniture that should catch the eye. But the closet door can actually do a lot to make a room look more interesting or imaginative. In addition to the typical hinged-doors, you could select from one of the following: Bi-fold doors are made of wood and have hinges and fold to open, giving any room a classical feel. Sliding doors work on tracks and usually have a mirror, giving you additional functionality than the doors simply serving as a way of hiding stuff. Pocket doors give you a way to hide the closet doors when you want a full view of your closet’s content. French doors have a very elegant look and can really dress up your living space.
Choosing the Right Material
Closet doors don’t have the variety of materials as outside doors, but you don’t need it. You can choose between solid-core doors that give your closet doors some weight or hollow-core doors, which are are great for kids’ rooms. The main differences between the two are weight and expense; hollow-core doors are the least expensive types. Closet doors can be used to simply hide the things you don’t want others to see, or things you don’t want to look at all of the time. You can also use them to make a room look more elegant, give them multiple purposes, or have the ability to entirely hide them. It’s worth taking the extra time to consider options beyond the stereotypical closet door.