We have all spent a lot more time at home during 2020 and have naturally seen more opportunities for investment in our homes, both to make them more attractive and to make our homes more of a safety haven. Amongst that list of possible home improvements, internal doors may not appear to be a high priority, but they are a relatively simple and affordable item to replace, and they can have an eye-catching and revitalising effect.
Internal doors are something that we spend a lot of time looking at, and without realising. Perhaps you only notice the difference when they have been changed. But the signs that they need to be changed can be there for a long time.
Reasons to change internal doors
- Non-visible damage: This can be where doors are warped or have dropped a little at the hinges. This can lead to the door not closing properly, or it can scrape on the floor every time it is opened or closed. This leads to further damage both to the door and the floor.
- Visible damage: The sheer amount of traffic through an internal door can lead to it being dented, scraped and scuffed by people, toys, pets and vacuum cleaners. Wood can also split over time and cracks can be produced. Peeling paintwork is also visible, but repairing the issue might not just need a new coat of paint or varnish.
- Energy efficiency: A draughty door that doesn’t close properly or has developed a gap can cause problems with a chilly room and poor insulation. This is not always obvious and is sometimes difficult to pinpoint, we often identify this issue only with external doors, but changing an internal door can have a big effect on your energy bills.
- Privacy: As well as air insulation we also need acoustic insulation. So gaps in doors can enable sound to travel and become a nuisance or a barrier to solitude or privacy.
- Mis-matched: Often we might decide to change one door but not another, and pretty soon as we decorate the rest of the house, our internal doors don’t match. It sometimes makes sense to change all internal doors together. But if you can’t afford that, changing a single internal door to suit the new style of a room is very common.
Our range of internal period doors
At Period Mouldings we have a wide range of internal period doors that are adaptable to suit many different properties. But regardless of the style of your home – be it traditional or contemporary – changing internal doors can give your home a new lease of life and have an uplifting effect on the ambience of the home. And this is particularly important at the moment.
Our range includes period doors of Georgian doors and Victorian doors.. All our doors are handcrafted to very high quality standards, and you can also select your own style of wood, to match the level of strength, durability and robustness you need. We can also offer a bespoke service where it is possible we can design a style of door unique to your home.
Contact our sales team today and get expert assistance in matching internal doors to the style of your home. We can bring your house the lift it needs in terms of appearance, comfort and privacy.