One of the most important parts of a property is the internal doors. These can have an impact on the way that you style your house. Also, they can be an essential part of soundproofing rooms, helping block the sound to create a calmer environment. For this reason, selecting the right type of door for your property is very important. However, before buying internal doors, it’s important that you consider the cost. Let’s look at some of the factors that may affect how much these internal doors will cost.

Materials

The type of materials that you choose will have a huge impact on how expensive it is to install the door. For example, a wooden door will typically be more expensive than a Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) door. However, the wood is also stronger and will last for a longer time. For this reason, you should consider how frequently you will use that door when deciding what material you will use. For example, you are better off choosing wood for a heavily used door. This will ensure that it’s easier to clean and doesn’t get damaged as easily. Stylistically, you should also try to use the same door material throughout the entire property. This will make sure that the entire house design feels consistent.

Type of door

You should also consider the type of door that you will be installing, as this will have a major effect on the price. For example, if you want to find a stylish way of separating rooms you might want to use a bifold door. These doors contain multiple panels, that can fold on top of each other. This will allow you to store these types of doors in a very small space. However, they tend to be more expensive to manufacture and install than a standard hinged door. Also, you might need to reinforce the door frame to cope with their additional weight.

Design

The type of door design that you choose can also have a big impact on the cost of the door. For example, if you must repaint your door, you will need to factor in the materials that you will use to do this into the overall cost of the door. Some people might also want to install a bespoke door. This can have a big design impact. It can also help make your doors unique, increasing the value of your property when you decide to sell it. However, they can also be more expensive than traditional doors.

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Condition of the door

Some people might try buying internal doors from a second-hand seller. While these doors may appear cheaper than buying a new door, you should always consider the condition of the door. If you purchase a door that is in poor condition, you will need to restore it before you can install it on your property. This can often be a time consuming and expensive process. For example, you might need to purchase wood filler to get rid of any holes on the door’s surface. You will then need to re-paint the door and apply varnish to protect it from future damage. Once you factor in these costs, it might be cheaper to purchase a new door from a high-quality seller. When you purchase a high-quality new door, you are also ensured that it will last for a long time.

Fixtures on the door

When you purchase a door, you also need to think about the fixtures that you will use with it. For example, you might need to select the handles. There are multiple reasons why you might want need to upgrade your handle. For example, you might want to give your door a locking function, to make your home more secure. However, the handles that you select can have a big impact on the overall cost of the door. This is especially true if you want to choose a handle that is a different colour or has a locking feature.

Modifications to the door

In some cases, it may be necessary to modify the door slightly before you install it. For example, you may need to sand down the sides so that it can fit into the room. Alternatively, you may want to install an eyehole into the door to improve your security. If this is the case, these modifications will increase the total cost of installing the door.

Installation process

Finally, you will need to consider how much you will need to have your door installed. In some cases, you might be able to install the door yourself. This will significantly reduce costs. However, this process can be difficult, often requiring a range of skills. For this reason, you may want to get friends and family to help you install it. Alternatively, you can hire a professional to install the doors for you. While this is the more expensive option, there are a few key benefits that you will receive. First, you can be assured that the door will be installed to a high standard. Also, some types of doors can be very challenging to install yourself. For example, you should get professional help to install a bifold door, as this can be a very complex process. If you want to hire someone, make sure to check their credentials and get a quote before entering into a contract. You might also want to check how much experience they have. This will ensure that you get a good deal.

Conclusion

Choosing and buying internal doors for your property can be a very exciting experience, often they can provide the finishing touches to your home. However, this can often be an expensive process, causing many people to ask how much it would cost. Hopefully, this guide will show you some of the things that can increase the price that you will be paying for your doors. So, now you will be able to find and install high-quality internal doors while sticking to your budget. 

Pieter Boyce - Wooden Window and door specialist

Pieter Boyce
Wooden Window and Door Specialist

This article was written on behalf of The Wooden Door Company by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.