If you are lucky enough to own a traditional home, the chances are you will want to do its period features justice. But where do you start? And how much would it cost? It can be a toss-up between creating what looks to be the perfect replica of home from the era it was built or having a blend between old and new. Do you want a true-to-style, old-fashioned sofa that looks the part but is incredibly uncomfortable? Or do you want a plush modern take on a traditional style? Do you want wall coverings harking back to the period or something funkier that doesn’t jar with your surroundings? These decisions can take a lot of discussion so fortunately there is one element of your interior design which is easier to choose, and that’s your doors. Take a look at our tips on how to choose the perfect doors for your traditional home:
Choose the right material
This will play a huge factor in how good your doors will look. Yes, budget is often king when it comes to home improvements but it is important not to compromise on style and quality. Sometimes, the best materials aren’t more expensive but even if they are, the additional cost will seem negligible in years to come when your doors still look the perfect fit. They can even serve to add value to your property when it comes to reselling. So choose something like oak veneer internal doors. They have the beauty of the oak finish without the cost of solid oak and can be in highly traditional designs or even have a blend between traditional and contemporary doors. Oak is a wood that will stand the test of time too and will still look great in years to come.
Consider their purpose
Obviously, doors are to close off a room but there can be more to it than that. For example, do you want your doors to have the added benefit of being fire-retardant? Or how about having them glazed so they can allow light to pass through – traditional homes can have a tendency to be a little darker than modern homes, after all. Both of these types of doors are available in a multitude of different styles so you can get the right one to suit your house.
Gone are the days when you are limited to your local timber merchant or DIY warehouse to pick your doors. The small selections and potentially high prices are no longer the only option thanks to the advent of a huge number of online retailers. Their prices need to be transparent and competitive and there are far more styles to choose from – more than you could ever hope to see in a showroom or other retail outlet. So make sure you browse the internet before making your final choice!
Follow these tips and your traditional home will soon have the perfect doors at the right price.