Choosing the Right Door
A visual primer of interior door styles to suit any taste or house style
A fancy door like this rosette-centered one suits a room with a high ceiling, plaster medallions,
and lots of wide, curvy trim.
Style E0120, from Jeld-Wen. Solid mahogany, shown: $1,250*. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $200.
A raised-panel door will be at home among the classical details
of Federal, Greek Revival,
or Colonial Revival houses.
Four-panel traditional, from Woodport. Solid oak, shown: $450. Solid core: $340.
Houses built in the 20th century, from Craftsman to split level, featured basic designs, like this double-flat-panel door. Newport, from Woodharbor. Solid cherry,
shown: $889. Medium-density fiberboard, or MDF (style called Kendleton): $544.
This three-panel configuration mimics the glass-paned front doors of late-19th-century houses. Three-panel, from Masonite. Solid core (oak veneer):?$209. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF), shown: $120.
This style echoes the long, arched windows on Italianate and Second Empire houses.
Style TS4030, from TruStile. Solid mahogany, shown: $1,300. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $450.
The rigid symmetry of Georgian and other classical-inspired house styles can be seen in the six even panels on this door.
Worthington, from Woodharbor. Solid mahogany, shown: $1,537. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $1,050.
Modern houses of the 20th century display simple forms, like this single-panel door. Traditional one-panel, from Homestead. Solid oak, shown: $225. Solid core: $180. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $170.
Five-panel Craftsman-style doors with this profile can be found in nearly every farmhouse or cottage built in the early 1900s. Style E0055, from Jeld-Wen. Solid alder: $570. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $200. Solid core: $99.