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Interior Door Design Trends

Interior Door Design Trends You can dramatically influence the appearance of your homes interior by paying close attention to the details of your interior door, particularly since your home can easily have 18 or more interior doors and most of them are used quite frequently. Interior doors come in a wide variety of woods, construction types, sizes and formats. Here are some of the latest interior door trends to help make your selection easier.

As more and more homeowners look to create private retreats within their homes, it is important to choose the right type of interior door to help create that peaceful and quiet place to relax. Look for doors that block out sound and bring in natural light to help create your private sanctuary. If you have limited space, you can turn your smallest rooms into a great retreat. Bathrooms make great spa sanctuaries and walk-in closets can become cozy reading areas. You can also make small rooms feel bigger by using a mirrored door.

You're also starting to see a lot more interior doors using decorative glass panels to help bring in natural light and add to a homes décor. If privacy is a concern, opt for a door with obscure glass blocks so you enjoy privacy while still letting in natural light.

Another popular trend is towards wood doors that blend elements of historical design with modern functionality. You'll find interior doors with graceful curves, distinctive grooves and elegant smooth finishes to add character and charm to any room in your new home.

When it comes to choosing your interior doors, particularly on your main living floor, consider pairing the style of exterior door with your interior doors to create a more harmonious flow and feel to your home. Most door manufactures offer several lines of interior and exterior doors that homeowners can mix and match

In response to the consumers demand for green building products, Masonite recently added two new interior doors to its line of molded panel doors — the Safe ‘N Sound and the Safe ‘N Sound Emerald.

"It's apparent by the volume of requests we receive that the market clearly has a desire for green products," said John Stahl, product manager and Chairman of the Masonite Green Council. As a result Masonite has released two new solid core interior doors that feature DorCor, a low density core made from rapidly renewable wheat straw. "By offering our existing Safe 'N Sound door with these "Green" attributes, we are giving our customers the opportunity to get the same quality product while being environmentally responsible at the same time," adds Stahl.

For the serious green consumer that wants to meet industry certifications such as the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the NAHB Green Home Building Guideline there's the Safe 'N Sound Emerald door. To learn more, visit