It is necessary to choose kitchen doors deliberately and thoroughly, because we see them first when we go into the room, so it is important what material they are made of, what color and what design. However, design is not the most important thing. If the expensive beautiful door is not functional, it will not decorate the interior, but only hinder you.
Types of doors
Kitchen doors are classified according to various criteria: material, color, design. It is on the functionality of the structure you need to pay attention in the first place. For the kitchen usually choose the door:
- sliding or compartment;
- folding accordion.
Many buyers are accustomed to the standard hinged doors, consisting of one leaf. These doors are popular because they are presented in stores in a huge range, and their installation does not require much effort, but the disadvantage of this design is that it takes up a lot of space. The width of the canvas is at least 60 cm, and the open door eats up exactly that much of the corridor or kitchen space.
If every square centimeter of space is counted, then you can install a compartment door for the kitchen. This is a very popular and practical design. Special rails are screwed to the floor and ceiling, along which the door leaf rides. If you do not want the smells of cooking food to fill the entire apartment, choose the sliding doors for the kitchen. They are very tightly closed and do not give the smell of fried fish and stew meat to penetrate into other rooms. Installing a sliding door allows you to significantly save space, which is especially important for a small kitchen.
Interior doors are installed in other rooms of small apartments, due to which more free space appears.
For small kitchens and small apartments, folding doors that fit the interiors of both classic and modern styles are also great. Doors harmonica for the kitchen, regardless of what material they are made of, look original and aesthetically pleasing. The main thing is that when folded, they do not take up much space in the room. Installation of this design requires special skills, therefore it is better not to try to mount folding doors by yourself.
What material to choose?
Once you have decided what door design will be in your kitchen, choose the material. Kitchen doors are:
- from veneer;
- from MDF;
- from plastic.
These options buyers choose most often. If there is a financial opportunity, preference is given to a wooden kitchen door. Natural wood, varnished or painted always looks perfect in the interior. White doors made of expensive wood look especially elegant. The main advantage of the material is environmental friendliness, but wooden doors are heavy and massive, so their installation is advisable in spacious kitchens. These doors will fit into the interior in the style of a classic, Provence and Country. Wooden doors for kitchen in the style of a loft should be a simple design. For such interiors, they are covered with black or gray paint.
Glass doors for the kitchen are suitable for the interior in the style of minimalism, classic or high-tech. When choosing this door, it is imperative to clarify whether the glass will burst from a sudden change in temperature and is not afraid of shocks. If there are small children in the house, you only need to install a shockproof door. Today, frosted glass doors with an original design are popular. If the door is closed, you can not see what is happening in the kitchen through the matte finish, but still the light passes through the glass, which makes it even more comfortable in the corridor.
Combined options have always been popular - wooden doors for the kitchen with glass. They do not require special care and fit into any interior. Glass insert can be matte, color, mosaic. In some designs, you can change the glass if necessary: if you broke it or made repairs in the kitchen and want the door glass to match the color of the new wallpaper and floor.
Compartment doors and folding doors are often made of plastic. This material costs less than wood and looks very presentable, so it is becoming more and more popular among buyers.
Plastic doors do not need special care - they simply wipe with a wet cloth, so they are perfect for the kitchen. Plastic doors can be solid or have an original design. If the buyer has not found a suitable option, some large companies are ready to make plastic to order for a particular interior, but then the price of the door will be higher.
A budget option - MDF doors and veneer. They are installed in the event that they cannot afford to buy a wooden door or if a bulky wooden door cannot be put in the kitchen. Doors made of MDF and veneer are very light, do not require special care, are not afraid of temperature changes. The doors of these materials are presented in different designs: wood of natural color, as well as all shades of dark and light. The color palette of doors of veneer and MDF is very extensive, so you can choose them for the interior in any style. The absolute advantage of such doors is low price.
Why should there be a door in the kitchen?
Many, trying to ergonomically use the space in the kitchen, refuse in principle to install the door and make an arch out of the doorway, but this is not the most reasonable step, because the door is needed in the kitchen primarily for specific tasks, and then for decorative purposes.
Families with children need to put the door in the first place for security reasons. Every day something is cooked on the stove, with sharp knives and forks on the table. To limit the access of the child to the kitchen in your absence, it must be closed.
That door protects the rest of the apartment from unpleasant odors. If not, then over time, these smells begin to soak into the wallpaper in all rooms, as well as textiles and furniture. Even if the kitchen is well ventilated and the hood works, the unpleasant smell will still spread throughout the apartment. This problem is easily solved by the kitchen door. The main thing is that it is tightly closed.
An important feature of the kitchen door is a high level of noise isolation. If you do not want your household to be woken by the sound of water, the clatter of plates and the roar of pans, put a kitchen door. This is especially important in homes where there is a small child who can wake up from the slightest noise. Another door protects against drafts and simply decorates the interior. With it, the kitchen interior becomes more comfortable and truly “homely”.
All these functions will perform a quality door. When choosing, be sure to specify whether the material from which it is made does not deform when heated or when water enters. Also, the material should not deteriorate when exposed to aggressive detergents: it can get hot oil or fruit juice. And on the kitchen door should be installed high-quality fittings, then it will open softly and silently.
Installing a kitchen door will not only improve the interior of the whole apartment, but will also prevent the spread of unpleasant odors, but it is difficult to say for sure which doors and which materials are best. All of these options have their pros and cons, and they are all in demand in the modern market. The choice of doors for the kitchen depends on the financial possibilities, the style of the interior and the size of the room.