Dressed to Impress: Interior Doors That Strut Their Stuff
While there is nothing at all wrong with traditional styles for interior doors, there also is every reason to be a little daring if the mood strikes you. Today, home interiors are all about individuality; your choice of doors is a great way to express your personal style.
The best thing about picking doors for your new home or remodel project is that there are so many options. In addition to solid wood, you have a choice of solid or hollow-core masonite or composite. You can opt for stained or painted finishes, choose glass panels or wood louvers, and pick from a variety of panel options and configurations, from historic styles to decidedly modern.
Another exciting trend is that not all doors have to match. Feel free to select one style for public spaces in your home, and another for bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. Mix traditional doors with contemporary sliders to close off rooms or divide spaces. Investigate “barn-style” doors for special uses. Consider glass-paneled doors to lend a bit of privacy to a space that is not completely separated from an adjacent room. Alternately, choose one “statement door” to serve as a unique piece of art, perhaps a metal-clad sliding barn door, in your home.
Double doors, with or without glass panels, are stylish and practical for closing off dens, playrooms and home offices when necessary. Such “room dividers” also allow residents to configure their rooms in unusual ways, capitalizing on the benefits of space, light and traffic flow for more functional space. TruStile is just one company that offers a variety of options in both single and double doors, barn style sliders and architecturally-innovative designs to lift your interiors to new heights.
If you have high ceilings, create unique interiors with 8-foot doors rather than more common 80-inch heights. Use oversize double doors, or sliding panels with glass inserts to create spacious interiors, but retain a sense of separation between rooms. Pick a trendy Jeld-Wen pantry door that boasts family-favorite recipes fused into its glass panel insert. Or create a convenient message center with chalkboard paint on a simple, smooth surface door.
Dress for Success
Creating well-coordinated and beautifully-functioning interiors has never been easier than it is today, no matter if your needs are for historical accuracy or architectural innovation. At NEBS, we not only work with the most trusted names in the world of doors, but we also have staff designers who can recommend great options for your Boston interiors. We know you’ll do your own “homework” when it comes to selecting the styles and materials for your home, but we stand ready to assist you in any way possible.
If you’re planning a remodel for your condo in an existing building, why not mix up the decor a bit by supplementing vintage doors with some newer, trendier choices? Just as vintage claw-foot tubs lend immense appeal to modern bathrooms, a turn-of-the-century bedroom door complete with operating transom can become a conversation piece in your totally-modern residential condo conversion. If your existing apartment does not have that kind of charm, consider the possibility of searching out one “statement” door from an antique shop or architectural artifact firm. Give your home the same kind of couture details that characterize your wardrobe, and you’re sure to be a style setter!
Because we are located in the heart of Boston, we know that we can help you with that perfect combination of style and function. Why not plan to visit us soon?