4 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Internal Doors

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We all take a lot of pride in our homes, whether we realise it or not. Even if they’re not always as tidy as they could be, most of us spend a lot of time and money in getting them looking exactly the way we want them to – and buying an internal door is a great way to determine the look and feel of our home. But when buying internal oak doors, it can sometimes be easy to make mistakes, especially if it’s your first time! Here are some of the most common slip-ups we’ve seen here at Savoy Timber, and our top tips on how to avoid them.

1. Not Considering Doors As Part Of A Total Interior Budget

Fixing up your home can be an expensive task – no great secret there! But even if you’re on a tight budget, your internal doors – whether they’re glazed or Palermo internal oak doors – make up an essential part of your interior style, and it’s key not to underestimate them! It can be a total nightmare scenario to get the whole house outfitted and then find out you’ve not got the money left over to get your ideal internal doors to match. You don’t need any fancy interior designers to tell you that the feel of your home is vital to our comfort – after all, it’s where we all spend most of our time. You don’t want to have to compromise!

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2. Not Measuring The Required Door Sizes Correctly

Even if you’re usually not that into design, it can be easier than you’d think to get caught up in shopping for internal doors with the perfect look and feel for your home. There’s nothing worse than getting your ideal internal door home and then finding out that it doesn’t fit the door frame. Luckily, if it’s too big you’ve got a couple of options to tackle the problem, but if it’s too small then you’re left to either find a replacement, or just live with it – both of which can be equally annoying to deal with. Make sure you dot your i’s and cross your t’s early on – in other words, double check your measurements to avoid disappointment!

3. Not Taking Into Account The Interior Space Beforehand

It might sound basic, but you might be surprised at how many people don’t size up their interior space before choosing their internal door. You’ve got to consider which way it’s going to open, and whether you’ve got the space for it to complete its arc. Otherwise in the best case scenario, you might find that it’s banging back and forth into furniture all the time. In the worst case scenario, it might even cause an accident, or act as an irritating obstacle when you need to quickly move into the room (say, if your tea is burning!). Make sure to check these details before you step out to buy your internal door, and you’ll save yourself a whole lot of bother in the meantime.

4. Failing To Install Or Finish The Doors Correctly

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It would be a total shame to finally get your ideal internal doors all sorted and ship-shape, and then have them deteriorate rapidly in the coming weeks and months when it’s not properly looked after. Internal doors can take a battering in day-to-day life, so it’s important to give them a proper spruce occasionally. And make sure they’re installed properly in the first place, as they can be very unsafe otherwise. Remember, a little care goes a long way!

And as for where to buy your perfect internal door, we’d say there’s no better place than right here at Savoy Timber. We’ve got a huge range of internal doors right here on our site, including a wide variety of pre-finished internal doors and a brilliant selection of glazed doors – just to name a few! Feel free to take a trip to any of our superstores in Blackburn, Preston or Wigan, where our friendly staff members will be only too happy to provide any friendly advice you need.