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Internal doors: better traditional or sliding doors?

I'm tired of those old solid wood internal doors in my house. They are too heavy and I have been promising to myself that I would replace them for the last 5 years. Finally, I can make this purchase but I do not know whether to buy simple or sliding doors. I like sliding doors because they give you more opportunities to create original spaces but I'd like to know the pros and cons of this type of doors. Moreover, I'm afraid they are much more expensive than common doors. What do you think?

Tue, 15/01/2013 - 14:17

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I was about to buy sliding doors for my bedroom but my sister told me that she doesn't like them since the let smells and noise pass through and enter the other spaces of your house. And I don't want my bedroom to smell of cooking. Moreover, you can't hang pictures or mirrors on the wall in which the door runs because of the counter frame. So, I ended up buying again the traditional 6-panel doors, not really original but at least ensuring the complete insulation of the rooms.

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 17:36

In my house I only have sliding doors. My mum lives with me ans she is on a wheel chair. Sliding doors allow her to be independent in the house since she can open and close them without the difficulties that she would have with common doors. Actually, traditional doors really represent real architectural barriers. Moreover, I don't like dark spaces and that's why I chose glazed interior doors, but in this case it's important to be sure that they are conform to the British Standards on glass safety.

 

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 20:02

The interior doors of my house are all traditional but one: I have a sliding glass door very similar to the one in the picture attached, separating the living room form the sitting room. What I like most is that when it is open the two rooms create together an open space, that is very comfortable when I have a dinner with my friends. Unfortunately, the price of sliding doors is much higher than that of traditional doors but this partially depends on the quality of the materials you choose. You can even find very cheap UPVC interior doors, nowadays but I think they are really awful.

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 10:00

I was about to buy sliding doors for my bedroom but my sister told me that she doesn't like them since the let smells and noise pass through and enter the other spaces of your house. And I don't want my bedroom to smell of cooking. Moreover, you can't hang pictures or mirrors on the wall in which the door runs because of the counter frame. So, I ended up buying again the traditional 6-panel doors, not really original but at least ensuring the complete insulation of the rooms.

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 17:36

In my house I only have sliding doors. My mum lives with me ans she is on a wheel chair. Sliding doors allow her to be independent in the house since she can open and close them without the difficulties that she would have with common doors. Actually, traditional doors really represent real architectural barriers. Moreover, I don't like dark spaces and that's why I chose glazed interior doors, but in this case it's important to be sure that they are conform to the British Standards on glass safety.

 

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 20:02

The interior doors of my house are all traditional but one: I have a sliding glass door very similar to the one in the picture attached, separating the living room form the sitting room. What I like most is that when it is open the two rooms create together an open space, that is very comfortable when I have a dinner with my friends. Unfortunately, the price of sliding doors is much higher than that of traditional doors but this partially depends on the quality of the materials you choose. You can even find very cheap UPVC interior doors, nowadays but I think they are really awful.

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 10:00
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