How Do I Choose the Best Replacement Bedroom Doors?

Sheri Cyprus
Sheri Cyprus
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When choosing the best replacement bedroom doors, getting the correct size is crucial. Also think about the installation required, as some bedroom door styles are more do it yourself (DIY) than others. The style of the replacement doors you choose should fit in attractively with your home's decor. It's a good idea to consider all of the options available, in comparison with their price and value, before making a decision on the best replacement bedroom doors for your home.

For example, interior doors with soundproofing qualities may cost more than regular door styles, but the value of getting a quieter sleep may be worth the price. These doors typically reduce the amount of sound from outside the bedroom to the inside and vice-versa. Check for the level of soundproofing quality before buying noise reduction replacement bedroom doors, as it will vary. The higher the Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating in America, or Sound Reduction Index (SRI) in countries outside the United States, the less noise that is transferred through the door.

Wooden bedroom doors are typically the least expensive option. Hollow core doors are especially budget-friendly, as they aren't made of solid wood but only have an outer wooden shell, or frame. Some homeowners like to upgrade the hollow core door with solid wood replacement doors when money allows. In both types of wood interior doors, you can typically pick from options such as smooth, paneled, stained or painted to find the best ones for your home's decor style. Think about not only the door styles, but also knob choices as this can be an easy way to update bedroom and other interior doors.

For instance, if your decor style is modern, changing traditional metal door knobs for levers that "wing" out attractively can add style. Cut glass door knobs have an old-fashioned, romantic look that can look ideal on some replacement bedroom doors. You may even want to consider a glass door itself, as these are typically frosted in attractive patterns for privacy. Glass and metal door styles can enrich home decor even though they're usually more expensive than wood options.

If you decide on sliding glass or metal bedroom replacement doors, they may require expert installation. Taking up less room is a benefit to sliding doors if space is an issue in your home. No matter the style of bedroom door you choose, take accurate measurements. If you're able to keep your existing door frames, you can buy pre-hung doors. Otherwise, you'll need to measure for the frames as well as the replacement doors.

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