Before you start reading this article, please consider that the topic might be a little bit boring. In case you’re confused, I’m not going to be discussing the band.
If you’ve never thought about it, then this post title is going to come across as a bit peculiar. Surely a door is just a door? Not so. There are loads of them around, as I found out when redoing my home. It becomes a bit of a headache and the options are a bit confusing. When there’s so much to choose from, it’s easy to get everything muddled up. This is why I wrote this post. Hopefully it will help other home owners to decide on the best door style quickly, without wasting time! There are so many doors for sale, a little help is always welcome.
The Slab Door
This is the most common type of door that you see in almost every home. It can be flat but also textured with a bit of additional detail. Naturally, these will be a little bit more expensive. The cost can vary between just a few hundred dollars to a few grand. It really depends on your style preference.
How about the French?
This is another very popular style at the moment. What makes it different? It’s basically a two door system that locks in the middle. The doors will either swing inwards or out of your house. This is a personal choice. French windows will usually have glass inserts. The benefit of this type of door is obvious: it lets in loads of light and gives your room that nice bright and airy feel. However, you’ll have to think about safety and privacy issues when opting for this door type. I usually prefer this type of door facing the back garden, as long as no one can access it very easily. I’m a little paranoid when it comes to home security!
Yes, it seems doors are categorised by country. The Dutch door style is also separated, except in this case it’s done horizontally. It’s a fantastic system to let air and light into the house without completely opening your door. If you have pets, this door is ideal as the bottom can remain shut. The only problem is that this door style must be very well built, otherwise you run the chance of leaks and breakages. It can be a little bit expensive when you factor in labor costs. Don’t go cheap with the materials either!
This style is similar to the French one discussed above. The difference is that instead of swinging and locking into each other, the doors slide open. One side then locks into the attachment. I quite like this system but again you must ensure that you have decent materials and a good installation. There’s nothing more annoying than a door that does not slide properly. These doors can certainly be had for cheap, but you will regret it once you realise that you need superhuman strength to get outside.
In the end, we went for French style doors. When we considered the costs and the potential pitfalls, it just made the most sense. Hopefully this guide has been helpful. Want to know more? Check out http://www.doorsforsale.net/ or the Wikipedia entry, which has a bit of useful information as well.