If you are planning or renovating the bathroom, the door is a fundamental element to furnish and to guarantee the right privacy. But what are the aspects to consider when choosing the most suitable door? Discover the innovative solutions and choose the one that best suits your needs.
When designing a bath among the elements to take into consideration there is certainly the brings. Choosing the right one means not only to consider the aesthetic solutions most in line with the furniture style, but also evaluate it space available.
Another element to consider is the choice of material, which must guarantee the right privacy e resist moisture local. So how do you choose the most suitable door for your bathroom? Among dimensions, materials and finishes here are the indispensable advice and the innovative solutions proposed by the market.
L’aesthetics it is certainly important, but to choose the bathroom door it is certainly not the only requirement to be taken into consideration. Surely the door will have to to adapt at the furniture style, but among the aspects to be evaluated there are also:
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- discretion: the bathroom is the most private place in the house. When choosing the door you will have to take into account above all the confidentiality that characterizes this environment, and for this reason it is better to opt for one sober door and from clean lines and essential, which does not attract too much attention;
- resistence And comfort: the door will be installed in one of the most humid rooms in the house. Always prefer materials and finishes of excellent quality and make sure the door is particularly strong. In this case it is better to spare no expense, because quality is synonymous with comfort: what could be worse, in the bathroom, than a door that does not close properly, due to the failure of the hinges?
- functionality: modern apartments are getting smaller and smaller. If you’re planning a new bathroom and find yourself struggling with centimeters, consider buying a space-saving door for reduce at least it footprint and obtain a visually larger and more comfortable environment.
Whatever type of door you have decided to install in your bathroom, the choice of the material deserves special attention. Keep in mind that the door will be more susceptible to the consequences of humidity and for avoid the attack of the mold you will always have to opt for materials of good workmanship.
The choice of material varies according to the budget and ai personal tastes, but among the most used are wood, aluminum and glass.
The solid wood is ideal for a classic bathroom and romantic; the sturdy material and the grain of the wood give the room a warm and relaxing atmosphere. L’aluminum, on the other hand, it is a sturdy and light material, ideal for those who love it modern style.
The glass remains one of the most popular solutions in the choice of bathroom: it is elegant and light, it adapts to all styles of furniture and makes money brightness to the environment. To guarantee confidentiality, it is better to choose it with a satin finish, or in the colored or silk-screened version.
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There are many on the market types of doors that reduce the space of encumbrance and are tailor-made for every need. One of the problems when furnishing a bathroom, especially a small one, is that of having to struggle with the space available.
A pocket sliding door could be the ideal solution to recover precious centimeters, but if yours priority is light and you want to get more brightness in a windowless bathroom, then you will have to evaluate other solutions.
So let’s see what types of doors the market offers and choose the one that best suits your needs.
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1. Hinged door flush with the wall
Completely coplanar to the wall, the swing door flush with the wall, or flush with the wall, is ideal if you have a spacious bathroom. This type of door can even be covered like the wall, until it merges with it, the perfect solution if you are looking for a traditional door, but more discreet and essential.
To achieve this effect it is necessary to install a special frame to support the chromatic continuity of the wall. Doors flush with the wall can be lacquered, varnished or even coated with the paper from wallpaper.
The price varies according to the material and type, but generally i costs depart from 400 euros for a laminate door, up to 1000 euros for the most sophisticated materials.
2. Sliding door
If the size of your bathroom is small, you can opt for one sliding door classical. This is the solution space-saving par excellence and allows you to gain precious centimeters if you don’t have enough space for a classic swing door.
Sliding doors can be retractable or Wall. The pocket sliding door is not practicable if you have a wall occupied by an installation or if the wall centimeters are less than the length of the door. In this case you can opt for a wall sliding door, easy to install (does not require masonry) and certainly cheaper of the first.
Also in this case, prices vary according to the choice of material and size: generally the costs are around between 200 and 600 euros, excluding assembly.
3. Folding door
If you can’t install a door with the classic rotation and you can’t even opt for a sliding solution, then you just have to choose the folding door, a hybrid solution between a swing door and a sliding door. The folding door reduces the encumbrance of a traditional swing door, also adapting to the spaces narrower and limited.
Folding doors are among the most economic on the market, but this always depends on the material chosen: let’s go from 70 euros for pvc folding doors, up to and including to 500 euros for those in wood.
4. Glass door
Glass is ideal for low light environments. Go for that matt tempered: easy to clean, guarantees privacy and confidentiality and at the same time donate greater brightness to a bathroom with no windows or low light.
If you choose one sliding glass door you have two systems of fixing. The first involves the insertion of a bracket which fixes the glass to the subframe, thanks to a dovetail guide. It is ideal for doors with a thickness of 10 mm and holds up to 100 kg. of weight. Instead the caliper system it is more suitable for panels between 8 and 10 mm and holds up to 80 kg.
Excluding assembly, i costs hover around 170-250 euros for a sliding door to one door only, while for a door to two doors the price can also reach i 300 euros.
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