Interior door advice, please

momo7July 20, 2012

We have to pick interior doors. Our front door is two panels with an arch in the top panel so I thought interior doors would be the samel. Okay so far. Then the builder asked me if I would like a french door on our mudroom which is immediately to the left as you enter the house. That sounds nice, I think. It will let in light from the east.

Now comes the tricky part. The french door could have an arch and multiple panes of glass, kind of coordinate with the front door which is right there. But we have an exterior french door in the kitchen which you can't see from the entrance. It is just rectangular glass with no lites, I think. Which one would you pick?

I know this is trivial but anybody's opinion would be appreciated.

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Do you have pics?

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 3:55PM
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Okay. I think this picture will be sideways, sorry.

First three doors, on top, are what we have. Exterior door, interior doors, and glass door off of kitchen. The first door is the only one you can see at the same time. The next thre doors are the ones I am considering for the mudroom entrance. I don't suppose it really matters. I think any door would look fine but what say you?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 11:56AM
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I like the middle multi paned one myself. Just personal opinion of course. And don't worry about it seeming trivial. I obsess over the smallest things that no one will probably ever notice! but I will!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 10:55PM
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Thank you!

That's the one my DH liked the best - so he'll think he got to call that one :-)

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 9:43AM
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I actually like the first. It echos the simplicity of the interior doors. The middle one is a tad busy for me.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 2:51AM
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Also the dimensions of the frame is closer to the frame of your other doors. It matches up better width wise and I think visually would flow better. That may be why it stands out more in the pics to your husband. It visual departs somewhat. If it does it in pics it probably will once hung. If that is what you want then that would be great but based on what you said I don't think that was what you were going for...just JMHO.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 2:56AM
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Oh, well..

gaonmymind - That was actually the one I liked best as well - although I couldn't for the life of me explained why. Although as a general rule, I lean towards simpler things than my DH but my builder was anxiously awaiting my decision so they're already ordered. It's nice we're ahead of schedule but I feel pressured to make decisions fast - not my particular strength. Thanks for chiming in.

And I thought there couldn't possibly be anybody out there who would care about my mudroom door :-)

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 10:23PM
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