How to choose interior doors for your apartment

Rooms without doors - a common occurrence in theModern interiors, but if you are a supporter of traditional interior doors and are not going to abandon them, then you are here. We will tell you what they are and how to choose interior doors What is the difference between modern interiors? Absence of partitions and interior doors. Many abandon them in favor of a larger space. Although you can not do without doors, especially when there is a need to retire. Doors with mirrors can create an amazing aristocratic atmosphere in the interior. Airiness in space can be achieved with the help of openwork inserts of glass, and sliding mechanisms will help to save precious meters. What else are the doors? Consider the most popular species and analyze their advantages and weaknesses.

Classic swing doors

The most ancient and traditional humanInvention - hinged doors. They have a simple design: the box on which the hinges are attached, and the door leaf. Often in the set there are platbands. Swing doors are:

  • Single-leaf;
  • One-half the standard one, the other half narrow;
  • Two-leafed.

When buying, it is worth paying attention to whereThe door opens: outside or inside. Consider the location of the future door and what kind of furniture will be next to it, as well as the size of the interior doors. Manufacturers offer convenient options: left and right. If you are comfortable opening the swing doors with your right hand, then the hinges will be located on the right, and vice versa. Advantages

  • Swing options fit into any interior.
  • Their forms are often rectangular and arched.
  • They are reliable and easy to operate.
  • It is easy to replace hardware.


  • They steal useful space.

Ekaterina Mamaeva and Ekaterina Svanidze,Architectural and design studio Dvekati: - We adore the interior doors with a hidden box, they do not have platbands. They are so versatile that they fit under any interior, while the door leaf can be anything, even completely mirror. Most often we use factory-primed canvases, which are then painted in the color of the wall - the door becomes invisible. Do not forget about the important feature - hidden door frames are mounted in the opening at the rough repair stage, then they are walled in the wall, then a finishing is made.

Sliding doors with sliding mechanism

Sliding doors just the opposite save spacein room. They create an attractive look in the interior, especially the models on the whole wall. Their design is very different from the swing doors. If necessary, such doors are easy to hide and combine two rooms into one whole space. This is an excellent option for small apartments. If the swinging doors can be bought with individual parts (a box, door leaf), then it is necessary to purchase the whole mechanism at once. There are several options. One of them is when the guides are installed directly on the walls. And the second is done in the event that previously (at the repair stage) installed in the wall aperture under such doors to hide them inside the walls. Although the manufacturers now offer beautiful design solutions, which may well become an ornament of the interior. Then there is no point in hiding them. If the passage is not wide, then single-leaf models will be suitable. Standard and most popular are sliding double doors. In the wide openings you can use four-leaved variants. Advantages

  • Space saving.
  • They are not afraid of curved walls, because there are radial special constructions.
  • They are usually made to order.
  • There is no need to differentiate the floor covering.


  • If the door leaf is installed directlyOn the upper suspension, and at the same time it has a high operating load, then it will not last for long. The canvas will shake and will, as they say, go for a walk.
  • Also they are short-lived with poor quality hardware.

Our opinion: - Sliding doors on the entire wall - not quite a convenient option for young children.

Folding door-book

Such mechanisms are arranged on the principle of a book. They are well used in halls, living rooms, where there is a wide doorway. There are two types of door-books. In one case, such a model is attached to the box with the help of loops, like the swinging models. And in the other - fixed due to the upper guide, the type of sliding options. Advantages

  • Such doors make the interior special, attractive and interesting.


  • Functional inconvenience of the mechanism.
  • A classic two-leaf book occupies a part of the passage. In this case, make your choice in favor of the accordion, which consists of narrow wings.


Roto-doors are an alternative to allListed options. The mechanism allows you to open the door in any direction and rotate around its axis. The guide of the structure is fixed in the doorway, or rather, in the upper part. The rotary door is capable of moving along the entire distance of the guide. Advantages

  • Such a mechanism allows you to save space.
  • It was developed specifically for people with disabilities.


  • There is a maximum permissible load on such doors. It is desirable that they are made of light material. This will ensure a longer service life of the rollers and grooves.


An important factor, which is necessaryPay attention when buying doors - their appearance, durability, high strength, environmental friendliness. In many ways, these factors are due to the choice of the material from which the doors are made. At the present time, manufacturers offer a lot of interesting solutions. But the most popular are the doors, made of wood and wood-like materials, such as MDF. These products are more expensive at cost. Especially if the doors are made of noble wood. To make the interior attractive or futuristic, it is often used materials such as plastic, metal, glass. Thanks to modern materials, designers have the opportunity to create interesting and very bold ideas. Our opinion: - All products must be of high quality. When buying interior doors should pay attention to quality certificates, who is the manufacturer. Read the basic specifications and instructions for use and care. Inexpensive models are usually short-lived and do not have a particular beauty. They demand a neat attitude to themselves. But the doors made of high-quality materials, usually have a refined design and are able to last more than one year.,,,