All The Different Types Of Doors To Consider For Your House

Knock, knock.

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You might think all doors are created equal, but they're definitely not. First there's the material to consider: Do you want a wood door? A fiberglass door? A glass door? And then there's the style. You could go dutch, French, or maybe paneled. The choices are endless, and there are definitely some considerations to be made before picking out the doors for your house, so we've broken all the info down for you.

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1 Paneled Door
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Paneled doors are super common, so this will probably look familiar. The , then shutter panels made out of wood, plywood, hard board, etc., are inserted. Panels can be made out of glass, but wood is what you'll see most often.

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2 Dutch Door
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You may not know their formal name, but you definitely know this door. are divided horizontally, using different panels for the top and bottom. It's super convenient for a kitchen, or for letting pets out.

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3 Glass Door
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Glass doors usually consist of . Since privacy is a consideration, they're usually used for the back of the house, where views will be most apparent. Natural light is an obvious plus, but be warned—they are harder to maintain and generally than other types of doors.

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4 Battened and Ledged Door
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This is maybe the most simple door you can choose. They consist of wooden battens with (top, middle, and bottom). Battened and ledged doors can be braced, or braced and framed to add rigidity and make them more aesthetically appealing.

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5 Wood Door
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This is a door go-to. A wood door is thanks to how available the product is. Though they can be used anywhere in the house, they're most common for an exterior door.

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6 Hinged Doors
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You've probably got these all over your house, and then some. These are your , where one end of the door is installed on hinges so it can swing to and from the room.

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7 Sliding Doors
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Sliding doors are a must for a location that needs a , like a back patio or a closet. They move on a track, so they don't protrude into your space at all. If you're going for a clean-lined, minimalist look, this is a good bet.

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8 French Doors
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These double doors are seriously statement making. , they open up on either side, offering views for days and tons of natural light. Go on and live your fanciest life.

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9 Pocket Doors
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These doors, usually found in bathrooms, powder rooms, and closets, an area provisioned on the wall. If you're lacking in space (or just want something totally non-obtrusive), they're a good bet.

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10 Fiberglass Door
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If you want something with insanely low upkeep, opt for fiberglass. , resistant to dents, and has high insulation. Fiberglass doors can be offered with wood panels, can be painted/stained, and they can work for interior or exterior doors.

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