When remodeling your home or making any improvements, one of the most common questions is “what is the standard bedroom door size?”. Knowing your door’s dimensions is essential for framing, as well as for other applications. For instance, one thing often neglect is to take into account the size of the furniture when planning for a door size. Any professional will mention this, but to an average homeowner, just trying to do some work on their own, this simply won’t occur. At least until they try to get that king-size bad through a door that is simply too small.
The good news is that there are no standard sizes for doors. You can get them in any size you want. There are some common dimensions, though. The height of any residential door is most often 80 inches. The width varies and it can be between 24 and 36 inches, usually in 4-inch increments (24, 28, 32, 36). That doesn’t mean you can get a door that is, say 82 inches by 27 inches. It only means that you may have to wait a bit longer for them and they will probably be more expensive.
Of course, the dimension is just one thing you need to consider when selecting your new bedroom door. Here is a quick survey of what else you need to keep in mind.
This is a big one and it will ultimately decide everything about your new door. Not all doors are created equals and some cost considerably more than others. Fortunately, you can find a door to fit almost every budget, from affordable to ultra-luxurious ones. Once you are set on the dimensions, pay visits to the local suppliers for their prices, so you can compare them. They often differ in their offers, so don’t settle for the first one you see. Make sure you have at least several offers.
The style of your new door should fit in with the rest of your house. There are plenty to choose from and frankly speaking, your sense of aesthetics is the only guiding point. In other words, pick the one you like the best. The most common types are panel doors, Dutch doors, French doors, and others.
Most doors are made from wood or particle boards or any combination of the two. Outside doors tend to be PVC or aluminum these days for better isolation, but that doesn’t affect room doors inside your house. There are some styles that involve metal doors, but that depends on the interior of your house.
Doors are usually hinged or sliding. Both types are in use, although the majority of doors are of hinged variety. You have to choose whether your door will be opening inside or outside when buying them. Safety rules dictate that all doors should be opening towards outside of the room in case of a fire, but there isn’t always space for this. Another option for space-saving is sliding doors, which can be used in narrow hallways.