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Doors are more than simple part of a building or home that allow people and other things to enter or stop them from doing so. Theyrepresent our psychological need for freedom and to know that there is always a way out. Whether they are open or closed, their presence gives us a sense of quiet that can easily be appreciated if you imagine yourself in a window-less and door-less room. Almost every designer and architect strives for designing doors that are beautiful, functional and meaningful. The doors need to add a completeness to the rooms at the same time add to but not impede the structural or aesthetic qualities of the interiors. Here is a list of various types of doors for you to choose from according to your needs and tastes.

Folding Doors

Folding doors go as far back as the times when Romans were at their height of intellectual glory. If you have or like wide entrances and yet need an easy way of closing it, then folding doors are right for you. They are not just appropriate for rooms or spaces with wide with regular door high entrances but they are so elegant that they add character to the interiors.

Sliding Doors

The sliding doors are the efficient oriental answer for effective space management. Originally from the Japanese architecture, sliding doors are perfect for rooms of small spaces as they won’t need the spaces required for ordinary doors to open or close. Even if you have enough space glass sliding doors make for an excellent option if you have a patio, a terrace or a nice garden view from the door.

Dutch Doors

Dutch doors, also known as half doors, are the perfect answer for you if you need a door for entrances to the back yards or gardens. The upper half and the lower half of the door are separate and swing and lock independently. The upper door is usually glass paned and kept open to allow fresh air and light into the room while keeping animals or children outdoors or indoors. They have a certain romantic charm to them and are very useful if you are a vintage and nature lover.

French Doors

French doors as the name suggests bring a very traditional French charm to your home. They are usually two paneled doors filled with glass panes and usually painted white. They are a perfect choice for beach houses, vintage or shabby chic themed homes, houses with gardens in the front yard or in the back yard with a patio or terrace. There are also another variation of French doors with lower half or lower quarter of the door being solid and the rest of it above glass paned.

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