Flush / wall-flush interior doors – pros and cons?
I am currently considering what type of interior door should be installed in the new building. In the process, I have stumbled across flush or wall-flush doors. I have already done some research, but have not found much concrete information or experience. I find especially wall-flush doors super nice in terms of appearance, because I like the simple and inconspicuous and the overall impression of the room thereby gains enormously. Therefore, I would love to use such doors. I realize that they are a bit more expensive than common doors. My questions about this:
Are such doors still the exception, or now common practice? Is there anything that needs to be considered in the shell? How much more expensive do you estimate a flush or wall-flush door is compared to a door with a standard frame? And that is purchase price plus installation costs. Are there any arguments against such doors other than price?
If such doors are out of the question because of the price or other reasons, I would at least use nudging doors, probably with magnetic drop lock
They are still an exception, because they are much more expensive
In the carcass, each door must be considered in its dimensions – depending on the type, you are dealing with dimensions that deviate from the standard.
Is a question of model and design. Particularly chic unt expensive are the flush doors with concealed frames.
If they are very well made, you will not find them and will not get out of the room. If they are too cheap, the visible gaps are quite large and there is a little drought. With concealed frames, quirks are more annoying.
There is no compulsion to make all doors in the house the same. Our house has 5 interior doors. 2 regular, one flush, one glass pivot door and one sliding glass door.
We are, or were, faced with the same consideration. Here are a few thoughts:
— generally more expensive than classic doors
— different installation dimensions in the shell
— Installation is usually much more expensive, because the carcass builder and plasterer have to work much more precisely.
And what I find very important: look at how it looks with skirting boards. I find that this does not fit together at all. An alternative would then also be flush baseboards, but this again significantly drives up the price. I also think that you always have to see this in the context of the entire wall. If I don't have a completely flush wall anyway (sliding doors, closet, baseboards, etc.) then you can save on the flush doors (my opinion).
Well, you will find them in very few houses. The main reason is the price. Normal door costs $450, and a flush door costs over $1200. We have almost 20 doors, would have been an additional cost of a small car. There the topic was quickly off the table.
We have doors with concealed hinges and a magnetic latch on the ground floor. Anyone with a clue will notice this immediately.
Flush with the frame doors are an acceptable compromise in terms of price. Are not completely flush with the wall, but flush with the frame. And you "save" the high effort with flush baseboards.
If money is no object, then I would gladly install flush with the wall. $ 1.500 per door + perfectly straight plaster + no baseboards or also flush would not be worth it to me