Last week’s blog was a serious one, with the spotlight on fire doors. This week, Premdor’s Product Manager, Catherine Horsfall, will discuss the on-going trend towards oak doors and what oak door styles are currently in vogue.
You would be forgiven for thinking that internal doors only play a minor role in terms of your greater home styling. The reality is, however, is they add architectural detail and style to the home. More so than ever before, we are now conscious of current door styles and are keen to ‘stand out from the crowd’ with a statement door.
As with all fashion, trends constantly change. 2013 was the year of the traditional door, but in 2014, homeowners have turned towards more contemporary styles as they look for something unique and eye-catching to become a focal point within the home.
This year, we have seen some stunning solid oak and oak veneered doors, with and without glazing, grace the pages of home improvement magazines and thus, enter the marketplace. Wood’s effortless appeal has elevated bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens for centuries and it is still the most popular choice for external doors. In addition, oak remains one of the most popular natural materials used throughout the world and light oak internal doors, designed to highlight the grain and texture, are bang on trend this year.
The Shaker-style door has always been a popular choice throughout the UK as its four flat recessed panels provide depth and definition, perfectly complementing bolder and textured décor that has become all the rage over the last few years. Various interpretations of the popular Shaker are now available, but the most popular choice remains the white oak 4 panel Shaker option as DIYers are able to finish the door with the paint or stain of their choice.
Consumers are also selecting statement patterned doors to express their creativity and personality. These types of characteristic doors range from elaborate fine lines routed into the door leaf to incorporating raised and fielded panels and recesses, resulting in unique designs.
Unusual, yet striking glazed doors are also a must-have for 2014. Able to lift older homes with more traditional features as well as perfectly complementing modern developments, all attention is currently on glazed designs, which can transform and brighten your room. Shapes have been a huge theme throughout 2013 / 2014 and many glazed designs reflect this trend.
Who knows what 2015 will bring…
By Catherine Horsfall
Catherine Horsfall is Premdor’s Product Manager and introduced the new Premium Door Collection to the market.
Premdor’s Premium Door Collection encompasses a range of oak and hardwood internal and external doors, in a variety of on-trend non-glazed and glazed designs.