Double Doors can Look Beautiful (see photo below)
Almost all home improvement projects should include a set of double doors somewhere since they look so great and serve important functions.
The “type” of door mainly refers to its structure or how the door will function. There are 5 different types: single, double, bifold, bypass and pocket. Mainly the type refers to whether the doors are set in a double opening, single opening and how the doors operate: swing, fold or slide. The names of the types are very commonsense.
The features of a double door are:
- Double doors are two, hinged doors in the same casing that open from the middle. This is a good option for spots where wall space could be an issue. For example, let’s say that you have a 48” opening for a closet. If you use double doors, only ½ (24”) opens to one side, thereby, taking up less wall space. This may be helpful if furniture takes up a lot of space in a room.
- Double doors can be made from any “style” door you want, like louvered or paneled. The photo below shows a 2-panel, arched top door. It could have just as easily been two flush doors, two louvered doors…you get the picture.
- There is a piece of molding available that will hide the gap between the doors. It is called an astragal. How’s that for a crossword puzzle word!
- If double doors will be used to walk through between two rooms, then a 48″ opening should be the minimum. Generally, you will only open one door at a time to walk through and a 24″ door is the absolute minimum. 30-32″ is more comfortable, if you have the space.