Internal doors are not considered to be as important as external doors, at least in terms of their impact and their ability to make a statement. The consideration given to internal doors perhaps reflects their more subtle design and functionality, but internal doors do still have an important practical use and the design styling is crucial in getting the overall aesthetics of a room or corridor right. This is particularly the case, of course, when you are talking about period doors.
The design of internal period doors has evolved over the years, and has usually incorporated panels (two, four or six in most cases) as well as coving, cornice and architrave detail. This all combines to provide a touch of class and some authenticity when you have a specific and consistent design era throughout your home, such as Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian.
Period doors tend to be used where a property has formal rooms, such as a sitting room, dining room or drawing room, whereas more contemporary doors would be used elsewhere for practical rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms or bedrooms. But period doors can be used successfully for any room in the home, and in terms of appeal, the importance and value of period doors inside the home can be captured in a number of ways:
Enduring period door designs
Period doors are something of a design classic, and one which never really goes out of style. So they can quite easily be used whether you have an authentic period property or a more contemporary home. However you style your home, a period door will never look out of place.
Using internal doors as a conduit
That said, if you do have a period property then your internal doors are a great way to link the various period details you have both inside and outside a room. Running right up to an internal door will be your skirting boards, architrave, picture rails and possibly even wall mouldings. This means a door from the right design period can be used to add flow and consistency inside the room, and also in the corridor outside.
High quality internal doors
Although the Victorian era was known to have kicked-off the mass-production of internal doors, the high quality woods and handmade techniques used by Period Mouldings are a big factor in providing the robustness and longevity you expect. Our period doors are strong and hard-wearing and made using traditional methods where the doors are hand-finished to exacting standards. This is because an internal door has an important function and in a period property this has to be done right.
Important detail in period doors
To ensure the touch of class that you need in your period property, our internal doors are authentic in mimicking the profiles used in the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras. Our standard door sizes are also slightly wider to suit the spacing used in period properties, and hence to ensure they are aesthetically right for a period home.
So although an internal door is less imposing and impactful than a front door, it still provides the entrance to each room and hence, hand-finished period doors from Period Mouldings are a great way to finish your home, and guarantee you have period consistency and style throughout. So contact Period Mouldings today for expert advice on the best period doors for your home.