Doors and Windows (cont., pg. 8)

 

Interior Doors

Your choices are more limited with interior doors.  It basically comes down to wood and composite doors.

I only use steel if it’s to a walkout attic that needs an insulated door.

 composite door


Composite Doors

The photo above illustrates the most commonly chosen type of interior door, made of a composite, engineered wood fiber board.

Composite doors are hollow (no insulation) and come with a prime coat of paint.  You need only add one finish coat.  It’s best to buy them as a whole unit, including frame.  You’ll save labor cost this way.  Two men can install a houseful of doors in one day.  I’ve used this type of unit exclusively for years.



 

Wood Interior Doors

At a higher cost, you can get a composite door with a real wood veneer.

At an even higher cost, you can max out with a solid wood, raised panel door, like the one in this photo.

Once again, the solid wood is a really beautiful door.  They even make a sweet sound when you close them.

But brother, be prepared to pay.  Solid wood doors will add several thousand dollars in cost just in the doors, as well as more labor cost for the painter and the trim carpenter.

That’s why I’ve only seen them lately in luxury houses, whose owners cared little about cost.

 solid wood door

 

 

 

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