When you're going through the custom home building process in Lake Mary, you'll quickly learn that you have a number of (exciting) decisions to make when it comes to building your dream home.
One design aspect that may not immediately come to mind are the interior solid doors that you choose for your home. The doors throughout your home can make a huge statement, and they can help to pull together the overall impression that you want your home to make.
To help make the decision for choosing interior solid doors for your home easier, let's take a closer look at the style, material, and finish options available:
Interior Door Style
Some of the most popular interior door styles include panel doors, flush doors, bifold doors, and pocket doors. Outlined below is quick overview of each of these styles to make you more familiar with your options:
- Panel Doors
Panel doors are the most common type of doors used in residential construction. Typically, the most popular panel doors that we see in new homes in Central Florida today include one, three, and five panels.
- Flush Doors
This economical option is completely flat and offers a classic option for your home.
- Bifold Doors
These type of doors are hung on a track and fold into each other. We typically see bifold doors used in places like bedroom closets, the laundry room, and the kitchen pantry.
- Pocket Doors
Pocket doors are ideal for small spaces like a powder room or closet. This type of door is mounted onto a rolling overhead track, and the door slides into a prepared space within the wall when opened.
Interior Door Material
When selecting the material for your interior doors, it all really comes down to your personal taste and budget. However, to give you some guidance, here are 3 common interior door materials frequently used in custom home building in Lake Mary:
- Solid Wood Doors
Doors made of solid wood are extremely sturdy, high quality, and aesthetically pleasing. While this type of material tends to be the most expensive, many homeowners are willing to make the upfront investment due to their long-lasting composition.
- Solid-Core Doors
These doors give the appearance of a quality or "expensive" feel, but instead have an exterior made from plywood or molded composite and a filled wood fiber interior.
- Hollow-Core Doors
Of the 3 material choices, hollow-core doors are typically the least expensive. These type of doors are constructed from a wood frame and are filled with rigid cardboard to help the door maintain its shape.
Interior Door Finishes
If you tour new construction homes in St. Mary, you'll notice that many of them feature interior doors with a wood stain. This is a classic way to create a warm and traditional ambience in the home. When building a custom home, your building contractor will be well-versed on what the most appropriate stains are for each interior door material.
Of course, a simple paint finish for your interior solid doors is also a great choice. Homeowners that choose to paint interior doors most often do so to coordinate with existing trim or wall colors.
As you can see, there are a number of factors to consider when choosing interior solid doors for your home, and this is just one part of the custom home building process. Empire Custom Builders has successfully completed more than 500 projects in Central Florida. Please contact us for more tips for choosing interior doors for your custom home.