Louvered Interior Doors – Advantages And Disadvantages

When it comes to installing new closet doors, louvered doors offer many pros and cons, just like with any element of design in our home.   The design aesthetics draw people to desire using these doors, as they offer a look that is unique and classic. Having a better understanding of what these doors offer can help aid in deciding if these are the right interior doors for your home or not. 

Either way, you will be able to learn a little bit more about these doors and at least know how you can benefit from them, should you decide that they are right for your situation.   Also, having a budget in place is a great way to make sure that you don't overspend on your purchase.  Decide what you can afford to spend, and are willing to spend, and then make sure you don't go over it.

three different styles of louvered interior doors against and abstract background
sliding louvered doors open to a living room with a leather couch and painting on the wall

Design

Obviously, the first benefit to louvered interior doors is the fact that the design aspect that they offer.  Instead of a solid door, these doors consist of louvers, like shutters for a window.  Therefore, the doors are able to look great in your home, in any home, and you don't have to worry about them going out of style.

You can decide between a full louvered door and a half louvered door.  The decision you make will likely depend solely on your style preference.  Often times, the half louvered doors as seen as being more elegant.  The full doors, however, offer a design style that is more architectural.   If you need extra ventilation you can achieve this from these doors as well.  When you travel a great deal, or your closet stays closed the majority of the time, it can get stuffy in there and these doors help prevent mustiness.

louvered wooden bedroom door open revealing a beautiful bedroom and striped wallpaper

Extra Space Illusion

Another great benefit is the fact that these doors offer you the extra space illusion.  If you have a space that is smaller, your home will seem much more open when you add these doors.  Not to mention the fact that they are pretty inexpensive.  This is the case even if you decide to get a door that is custom designed.   Therefore, you can add style to your home without having to break the bank to do so.

They are also versatile and can fit into many door styles.  You can get a louvered accordion style door, a swing door, and even a bi-fold door.  These doors are made using many different types of wood ranging from re-purposed wood to processed wood. 

Louvered interior closet sliding door with gold hardware

Disadvantages

The main disadvantage of louvered doors is the maintenance.  Since these doors have more ridges and place that are hard for you to reach, it can make cleaning them more challenging than that of a flat panel door.  You might find that a feather duster, one that is bendable, can help with the cleaning process. 

However, when you are taking part in a deep cleaning, be prepared for extra time to be spent cleaning.  Doing touch up cleaning in between your deep cleaning will, of course, shorten the time, even though the process will still be tedious.    This really about the only disadvantage you will find with these doors, at least the main one.   You could certainly say that the pros outweigh the cons with louvered doors.

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    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
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