Although they are often overlooked, bedroom doors are a very important part of your home. In general, doors are meant to provide you with a sense of privacy as well as a sense of security.
Doors prevent people from looking into your home as and when they please, and also physically protects you from outsiders. These qualities are all the more amplified when it comes to your bedroom – your place of rest and, arguably, the most personal and private part of your home.
In your bedroom, you would want to be able to sleep peacefully without worry. Choosing the right bedroom door will help to ensure that you can rest easy, safe from external forces.
In addition, choosing a bedroom door that matches the design of your home can help to brighten up your bedroom and make the interior design look more cohesive. A bedroom door that is not compatible with the design of your bedroom can instead make the space look messy or untidy.
In this article, we will talk about the different types of bedroom doors as well as their pros and cons, so that homeowners who are planning to pick out their bedroom doors will have a better idea of what they should expect as well as what to look out for!
Choosing the Right Bedroom Door
With how prominent interior design has become, the aesthetics of your home stretches beyond just furniture and wall colours. Doors are no longer only functional, they have come to form an integral part of the design as well.
Contrary to popular belief, the doors throughout your home do not necessarily have to be the same. Choose whichever design and colour best suits your wants and needs.
For instance, your bedroom door design doesn’t have to be the same as your guest room door. You may want your bedroom door to be plainer and gentler on the eyes while desiring your guest room door to be more detailed and ornate.
Alternatively, for homeowners who would still prefer to have the same door design throughout their home, you can consider using the same colour scheme but varying the patterns on the door for added texture and style.
Factors to Consider when Choosing a Bedroom Door
As the bedroom door guards the entrance to your bedroom, which is meant to be a space of rest, relaxation and peace, homeowners should consider getting a door that has decent soundproof properties as it can provide you with a silent space to relax in.
To add on, a more solid bedroom door may help to increase your sense of security and safety, which is ideal when you are resting in your bedroom.
As such, homeowners who are picking out bedroom doors can consider getting a door with a solid core, since it provides more weight as well as better soundproofing. This type of doors are usually used for main doors for homeowners in Singapore, and the heaviest of which are the fire-rated doors.
For those who think a solid core door is too expensive for their budget or simply too heavy for the room, a semi-solid core door is also recommended.
Types of bedroom doors
1. Classic doors
Classic bedroom doors are composed of medium density fiber-board (MDF) or plywood. They are the cheapest option for bedroom doors, which makes them ideal for homeowners who are on a budget. Classic bedroom doors tend to err on the lighter side in terms of weight, though it is still fairly stable.
Some classic door surfaces are composed of compressed boards, which makes it easier to paint for homeowners who would prefer some colour on their door.
2. Nyatoh doors
Nyatoh bedroom doors are made by glueing and pressing together sheets of Nyatoh plywood. This makes them the heaviest choice in terms of bedroom doors.
Nyatoh door surfaces do not hold as well against the paint. Instead, a layer of varnish is usually added upon it so that the natural woodgrain pattern is retained. As such, painting it might negatively affect the durability of the door.
3. Veneer doors
Veneer doors are recognised as ‘designer doors’ as they have a stylish and sophisticated look. They are made by glueing and pressing sheets of veneer together onto a plywood surface to create a strong and stable door.
Veneer doors come in a wide array of design, hence their namesake “Designer Doors”. This makes them very popular with homeowners who would prefer for more ornate doors or more details on their doors as a decorative element.
4. Bifold door
Bifold doors are unique choices for bedroom doors as they are traditionally used in other places of the home, such as the washroom door. However, they remain functional, stylish and are very easy to install. This makes them ideal for homeowners who prefer more innovative options for their bedroom door.
5. Laminated bedroom doors
Laminated doors are composed of synthetic materials that are applied to a wooden surface. The synthetic material layer is of a certain thickness to better protect the door, which is then coated with a laminated plastic to increase the door’s durability and give it a glossy finish.
Laminated bedroom doors are a form of wooden doors and can be made of good quality plywood. This makes them a highly durable option for bedroom doors. In addition, the surface of a laminated door can take on various designs, colours and textures, which makes it a popular choice for homeowners who would like more creative freedom when it comes to designing their home.
Your bedroom is an ideal space for you to recuperate and relax after a long and hard day of work. Therefore, consider investing in a solid and proper HDB bedroom door that can protect your haven and provide you with a safe, cosy and restful space.