Every Type Of Door You Might Want In Your House

Like other architectural elements, doors are important in defining the overall look and feel of your space. From sliding doors to doors that pivot or fold, we've rounded up a few of our favorite options.

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Barn Doors

Barn doors are a chic, rustic interior door option that works in many different style homes. You can use a single barn door or double barn doors to close off one of your rooms. Keep in mind that with barn doors, you must have the needed wall space available for the door to slide in front of when it's opened.

French Doors

French doors work both as interior and exterior doors. Made of glass, they work as a more traditional option to use in place of sliding doors. In this kitchen, the French doors let in loads of light, and work with the space's bright, light style.

Sliding Glass Door

Standard sliding glass doors are a great exterior door choice, especially for homes in warmer climates. Sliding doors let in tons of light, and are most common in spaces that face a backyard, patio or pool.

Accordion Folding Door

A glass accordion door (also called folding walls, moving walls and telescoping doors) is one of the best ways to create a true indoor/outdoor feeling in your home. This is a great option for homes that are on the beach, lake or have a great pool area. One of the most expensive exterior door options, these beauties come with a hefty price tag.

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Pocket Doors

Pocket doors are similar to barn doors; however, instead of sliding in front of the wall, pocket doors slide into the wall so they take up much less space. These interior doors work great in a bathroom, to close off a hallway or in a pantry, closet or laundry room.

Garage Door

Garage doors are a great option for giving any room a seamless indoor/outdoor feel. The only con to garage doors is that they require the proper amount of ceiling space so they can open and close properly.

French Doors in a Custom Frame

This serene master bedroom features a set of French doors surrounded by custom windows set into an ocular, or round, shaped opening. The effect is incredibly dramatic and bold. A solution like this would work great in a home on the water or up in the mountains with an incredible view.

Pivot Door

This unique door is often used to create a dramatic entry in a home. Rather than open with typical hinges, this type of door pivots in the center to open and close, allowing you to enter or exit on either side of the opening.

Stacking Sliding Doors

This gorgeous home in Montana makes use of large, glass sliding doors that stack back on one another when they open, allowing for a fab, wide open view of the stunning scenery right outside the home. Unlike typical sliding doors that need to stay on a track, these doors can create a wonderfully open feeling in a home.

Sliding Shutter Doors

These sliding wood doors would work great in a more tropical climate. When closed, they allow for some privacy while also letting the breeze flow into your space.

Painted Wood Door

If you don't have the budget to replace any of the doors in your home, consider painting your doors. This simple upgrade can often have a dramatic effect on the look of your space. You can choose to do this in one room, or for a more bold look, paint all the doors in your home the same color (black or gray is often a good option).

Copper Panel Doors

Most standard doors are made out of wood or glass, however, that doesn't mean that you can't get creative. These clever doors are constructed of unique copper panels. These type of doors work best for interior use, and would also look fantastic as closet doors.

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