Reno of the Month: Interior door inspiration for your Reston property!

Graphic courtesy of Synergy Style and design & Development.

By Nicola Caul Shelley, Synergy Design and style & Construction

As a total support structure-make property transforming business, our focus isn’t confined to the finishes in the house we’re remodeling, we often perform with clients who want to make improvements on an overall level or throughout their property as portion of their renovation ideas. A single (typically disregarded) modify that can have a huge influence on the search and truly feel of a household? Interior doorways!

6 panel doorways are a person of the most frequently applied interior door styles in houses in this space, but there are other solutions. If you are all set for a modify, we’re listed here to aid with some design tips (most are from households in the nearby place) so you can get encouraged about what’s doable in your area.

A 6-panel door looks good, but it’s not the only model offered. Examine on for much more design thoughts! Graphic credit Jeld-Wen.


For a much more contemporary glance, lots of home owners are opting for 1-panel doorways. They are modern searching, fuss-absolutely free and, the finest little bit, versatile as they operate in lots of distinctive types of dwelling. They appear spectacular with chrome or black hardware.

In this modern day townhome transform in Reston, we reconfigured the format of the entrance corridor as component of an whole principal degree renovation. The 6-panel doors on the coat closet did not mix with the modern day finishes of the rest of the renovated principal amount. We moved the place of the coat closet to unutilized space powering the front doorway and applied double 1-panel doorways (also utilized on the powder home door — not shown) for an updated appear.

Visuals courtesy of Synergy Style and design & Design. See much more of this rework below.
Photographs courtesy of Synergy Design & Construction. See a lot more of this rework here.

This up coming example displays how double 1-panel doorways with frosted glass and sq. chrome doorway hardware insert a sensation of spa-like luxe to this most important rest room.

Picture courtesy of Monarch Development.

Horizontal Panel Doorways

An equally modern day selection is doorways with two or extra (usually) horizontal panels.The neat detail about interior doorways today is they now come in all types of finishes and differing amount of panels, so you have a great deal of variations to pick from.

In this basement remodel in Reston, our shoppers changed their doors with 3-panel interior doors which have been painted in a “Tricorn Black” colour. The double doorways to the media area are also 3-panel but with glass panels alternatively of sound for a contemporary search.

See much more of this remodel earlier mentioned right here.

In this next house transform in Reston, the home owners replaced all the interior doors in their mid century home (like changing bifold closet doorways which are usually uncovered in several bedrooms and hallways) and absolutely reworked this residence. This is a excellent instance of how doorway models/shades can be mixed and matched in distinctive rooms but however truly feel cohesive and mix with each other.

Images courtesy of Synergy Structure & Development. See more of this transform in this article.

Pocket Doors

Individually, I really like pocket doors. They are the best house saver and you can get seriously artistic with the design and style and components. If you do not have home for a barn doorway with a monitor (or do not like the glance), it might be time to give pocket doors a opportunity. From frosted glass to good doorways, they are far more functional than you could feel. For additional design depth, paint them any color you like for a pop of shade and style and design interest.

In this home remodel, a slab pocket door separates the kitchen area from the pantry that can be very easily pulled throughout for separation of place.

Visuals courtesy of Synergy Layout & Design. See more of this remodel below.

Pocket doors are not reserved for pantries and laundries/mudrooms. The photograph on the remaining (down below) displays how glass pocket doorways appear equally stunning in an business office (this is a layout alternative I designed in my personal home). The availability of modern-day hardware for pocket doorways by providers this kind of as Cavilock (as observed on the suitable) indicates even the latch can make a design and style statement!

Remaining impression courtesy of Decoholic. Right image courtesy of Cavilock.

The downside? It may well be hard to retrofit pocket doorways to an existing space relying on the size and width of the partitions on either side of the door(s) and what is at the rear of the walls in conditions of electrical wiring or pipes. Placement of electrical light-weight switches will also be impacted as switches are unable to be mounted on the wall shut to the doors since the pocket doorways get up the cavity room.

Barn Doors

Replacing present doorways with barn doors takes items up a layout notch in your house, particularly when paired with a statement doorway observe. Barn doors are most at property in transitional or classic areas and add visible curiosity to the place, but can also in good shape into a a lot more modern day aesthetic if the layout is retained very simple and paired with a present day monitor program. Like pocket doorways, they are very good room savers — particularly for pantries. Having far too numerous doorways that open in a kitchen area can make it come to feel cramped and tricky to navigate, so barn doors are a best alternative to this issue.

In the example down below, our clientele eliminated a closet pantry with a door that opened into the main kitchen, earning this a tight corner. The reimagined pantry not only increases storage, the addition of the barn doorway is a lot less complicated for the occupied relatives to use.

Illustrations or photos courtesy of Synergy Design & Construction. See more of this remodel below.
Photos courtesy of Synergy Design and style & Development. See far more of this transform here.

The beautiful door in this property rework in Reston not only seems to be breathtaking, it can be pulled throughout to give a cozier come to feel to the household room in the evenings.

Impression courtesy of Synergy Design & Construction. See far more of this transform here.

This last instance demonstrates a fashionable glass barn door in an office environment that is a matter of magnificence in itself!

Graphic courtesy of Monarch Building.

Saloon Doors

Certainly, we’re placing saloon doorways on the listing because we believe they are a fantastic way to insert a playful, nonetheless innovative, ingredient to any room. But, these aren’t your Grandma’s saloon doors. In this home remodel in Reston, the present pantry was a wonderful place but by including wood saloon doorways, it offers the whole kitchen a brand new glance and come to feel.

Images courtesy of Synergy Style and design & Design. See more of this rework right here.

Just before we go — a take note on hardware

When it will come to components, just like kitchen and lavatory cabinet handles, there has been a common transfer absent from all polished brass for door handles and hinges. Satin nickel, chrome and black are now the colors of option. A straightforward hardware improve isn’t really hard to do. In the example down below, our consumers decided to update their door hardware to black. They favored the seem of the present type, so they didn’t swap that out, but the new black handles match much better with their newly reworked house.

Graphic courtesy of Synergy Structure & Building. See extra of this remodel right here.

If you are prepared to rethink your residence, we’re in this article to support! We’ve been main the way in residence transforming in Reston due to the fact 2008. Completely ready to get begun? Locate out extra about us here.