Door design ideas, inspiration & pictures

  1. Sliding Folding doors:  Sliding doors by GK Architects Ltd
  2. Sliding Wardrobe Doors:  Sliding doors by Sliding Wardrobes World Ltd
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  4. Steel resin sliding doors and cupboard:  Sliding doors by Ligneous Designs
  5. Bi Folding Doors:  Doors by dwell design
  6. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  7. Timber Pivot Entrance door:  Front doors by Camel Glass
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  9. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  10. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  11. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  12. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  13.  Doors by MID 먹줄
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  14. ​Timber Pivot Door made at our joinery in Wadebridge:  Front doors by Camel Glass
  15. ​Timber Pivot Door made at our joinery in Wadebridge:  Front doors by Camel Glass
  16. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  17. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  18. Frosted Glass Sliding Door partition in Cambridge:  Sliding doors by Go Glass Ltd
  19. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  20. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  21. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  22. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  23. WorkHouse Partitioning:  Glass doors by Work House Collection
  24. Vita Glass Doors:  Glass doors by ALM Design
  25. Vita Glass Doors:  Glass doors by ALM Design
  26. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  27.  Doors by 보편적인 건축사사무소
  28. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  29. Front Door:  Front doors by Roundhouse Architecture Ltd
  30. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  31. Mountview:  Glass doors by Martins Camisuli Architects
  32. General Images:  Front doors by RK Door Systems
  33.  Doors by 한 인테리어 디자인

The doors you choose for your home can really make or break your wider decorating choices, creating a cohesive and put together aesthetic or, disrupting what would have been a stunning design. From your front door, which is the calling card of your façade, through to internal doors and even the French doors at the rear of your home, every installation counts.

Which materials work well for doors?

This is something of a ‘how long is a piece of string’ question, as the location of your doors and your style preferences will have a big impact on which materials are suitable to use, but as a general guide, the following options work well:

Wood: Generally considered to be the most common and favourite choice of material for both interior and exterior doors, wood is easy to work with, offers endless customisation opportunities and contributes to a warm and welcoming aesthetic. For exterior doors, hardwoods are vital, to increase security, but interior installations can be created from softwoods, making them cost-effective.

Steel: Weather resistant, contemporary and beautiful for interior and exterior installations, steel doors are really gaining popularity right now, thanks to industrial design influences.

Fibreglass: Great for exterior doors, in particular, entrances, fibreglass can be moulded into a number of decorative finishes, can withstand bad weather and won’t break the bank either.

Glass: While beautiful, glass doors are only suitable for interior use, due to the lack of privacy and security that they offer. In homes where light flow needs to be maximised, glass doors can be a useful addition.

uPVC: If you are thinking about swapping out your windows for something more durable, you will notice that plastic frame manufacturers also supply doors. Easy to hang, weatherproof and normally guaranteed for a number of years, uPVC doors are a long-lasting option for your exteriors and come in a range of colours and styles.

Aluminium: Perfect for interior doors, aluminium is a lightweight and beautiful material that can be used to create strikingly chic room divides. With proper care, they will last a long time as well, making them cost-effective.

Hollow metal: While hollow metal makes for great interior and even exterior security doors, due to a lack of insulation, they can be a little cool for colder climates. They are also prone to rusting, when exposed to bad weather, so perhaps save these for inside the home.

Types of Door locks and their Security levels

A good rule of thumb to follow, when choosing the locks for your doors is to see which styles will reduce your home insurance the most, as these will, naturally, be the most secure options.

Basic security: Spring latch locks that open with one Yale key.

Mid-range security: Deadbolt locks alongside Yale spring latches.

Strongest security: Vertical and double cylinder deadbolt locks and all five-point locking systems that come as standard with uPVC doors.

Types of Doors

There are a myriad of door designs freely available, so as to ensure that whatever style of home you have, there are a handful of perfect options for you. The most frequently seen styles are:

Traditional: Inset panels, glass sections and classic hardware are all part of the traditional doors aesthetic, alongside being made from wood.

Craftsman: Normally made from wood, fibreglass or now, uPVC, these doors are recognisable thanks to the inclusion of a semi-circle window in the top section.

Modern: Discernable thanks to clean, straight lines and unfussy finishes, modern doors are often made from metal and have industrial touches present. Glass can play a key role in the finished aesthetic as well.

Rustic: The thicker the door, the more rustic it is, especially if created from hardwood. Many of these doors will be intricately carved and have forged back hardware, to emphasise the look.

Arched: Also considered to be somewhat gothic, these doors work particularly well when installed in heritage homes and are frequently made from wood or metal, or a combination of the two.

How long does it take to install a door?

There’s no one-answer-fits-all for this question, as various factors will drastically affect fitting times. If working with real wood, an experienced carpenter should be able to hang a door for you in a mere matter of hours, even less if they have made the door for you in the first place. Prefabricated doors can take a little more time and effort to install, as the finished fit depends on the accuracy of your initial measurements and the flexibility of your frames.

To get an accurate idea of timescales, you should ask a professional to come and quote for your installation project.

How much does it cost to install a door?

Similarly to how long will it take to hang a door, there is no standard cost for installing them either. Every professional will have their own price list, so be sure to shop around to find the best price for your project.