Space-saving pocket doors slide into wall cavities when they’re not needed, but reappear to create privacy or a temporary wall partition. They come in all styles and sizes. You’ll pay $400-$1,000 for a single door if your walls are already opened up for remodeling; figure $1,000-$3,500 if you’ll be tearing out drywall and reframing to accommodate a pocket door.
Make Your Interior Doors Pop With These IdeasMirror, Mirror on the Door
Maximize the amount of light available in bedrooms, basements, and hallways with mirrored closet doors that help bounce light around. A pair of full-length mirrored sliding doors runs $150-$500 for doors with aluminum frames to fit a 6-ft.-wide opening (two 3-ft. doors). Upgrade materials, such as cherry wood frames, cost up to $1,800. Add $100-$250 for pro installation.
Make Your Interior Doors Pop With These IdeasThese Doors are Dense — and Smart
Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made from recycled wood fiber and resin binders. It’s molded into shapes using heat and high pressure to create dense boards and panels that are more stable and less-expensive than real wood. Because there are no grain lines, knots, or imperfections, MDF is ideal for making paint-grade interior doors that come in virtually any style you can imagine.
Make Your Interior Doors Pop With These IdeasLightening Up
Interior doors with glass inserts are ideal for rooms that have access to natural light and where total privacy isn’t a chief concern, such as laundry rooms, pantries, and home offices. Glass helps precious daylight reach interior rooms. Choose etched glass for a dash of personality and to keep messes out of sight. A 24-inch-wide mahogany-framed door with etched, laminated safety glass runs $500-$800.
Make Your Interior Doors Pop With These IdeasThe DIY Option
Pre-hung interior doors ($65-$250 at home improvement centers) offer DIYers the chance to put in the door themselves and save money. Pre-hungs include jambs and hinge hardware. Your challenge: Install the door jambs straight, level, and plumb so your door will give you years of trouble-free service.
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Make Your Interior Doors Pop With These IdeasHandsome Hallway
Turn your hallway from boring to bodacious with architecturally interesting closet doors. This bank of closet doors features flat-panel doors made from low-cost MDF. The double-opening design of each set of doors ensures that an open door doesn’t completely obstruct the hall.
Make Your Interior Doors Pop With These IdeasSalvage Style
Including some salvaged building materials is a great way to give your interiors one-of-a-kind character. This 18th-century door was covered by layers of paint that the homeowner scraped off “inch by tiny little inch.”
Make Your Interior Doors Pop With These IdeasSpace-Saving Barn Door
Did you know a standard 32-inch swinging door takes up almost 14 sq. ft. of floor area? Reclaim that space by replacing swinging doors with barn-type sliding doors. You can get a complete barn door kit (with door) for $400-$700, or pay $100-$250 for the hardware alone and supply your own door.
Make Your Interior Doors Pop With These IdeasFrom Plain to Eye-Popping
Dressing up ordinary slab doors is a great way to inject personality into an otherwise dull hallway. Here, nails with decorative brass heads add subtle architectural texture, and a strong color lends character. A good rule of thumb for bold hues is to use regional colors — this bright aqua is a comfortable fit for this Miami home.