Interior and Exterior Door Function Considerations

door selection

Interior and exterior door considerations for kitchens and bathrooms are easily met when you hire remodelers who have the answers to your questions.

Functional considerations when selecting an interior door

Door Swing

The space available, design, and function of a room determine the door swing, which may open inward or outward and to the left or the right. The door swing must facilitate easy ingress and egress. Ideally, doors should not extend into halls and corridors.

Sound Insulation

Sound Transmission Class (STC) numbers are the weighted average of a door’s ability to reduce noise, measured for 16 frequencies. The STC value depends on the materials used for manufacturing a door. A higher value indicates superior soundproofing abilities. Most interior doors have an STC number 40.

Type of Door

bi-fold door

Bi-fold Door – These interior and closet doors are space savers and create wider openings. These doors can add up to 10 percent to the value of a property.

pocket door

Pocket Door – Sliding pocket doors are an alternative when you wish to save floor space. Apart from space maximization, these doors provide convenience and aesthetic appeal. These doors are commonly used in smaller spaces where there is little room.

custom door

Custom Door – Custom doors are unique, energy-efficient, robust, and reflect your refined sensibilities. These can be used in all areas of a house.

swing door

Swing Door – A durable, classic design with a rugged mechanism. Swing doors are ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and as connecting doors between rooms.

sliding barn door

Sliding Barn Door – Sliding doors can save you floor space. They are easy to install and use and are stylish. They are the right choice for lofts, guest rooms, and changing rooms.


Space, traffic, and obstructions in the path of the door are essential layout considerations.

Door Material

  • Solid Wood – Solid wood doors are charming and extremely durable. Commonly used wood species include redwood, maple, pine, and oak.
  • MDF – Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is easy to shape, smooth, and cheaper than solid wood.

Functional considerations when considering an exterior door

Door Material

  • Steel – Steel exterior doors are the safest and most durable option.
  • Wood – Wood exterior doors are rugged, can be manufactured from different woods for diverse styles, such as modern, rustic, and classic.

Types of exterior doors

Custom Exterior Doors – These doors can be customized with textures, finishes, and choice of materials.

single exterior door

Single Swing Exterior Door – These are versatile, can swing right, left, in or out, and are commonly offered in wood.

double exterior door

Double Exterior Door – Increased entrance area, eye-catching appeal, and more ventilation are the immediate benefits of this style.

sliding patio door

Sliding Patio Door – A bigger glass area and sleek frames define these doors. They allow for sunlight to stream in and offer excellent visibility.