“Hidden cables TV furniture” or “TV furniture with cable management” is one of the most appreciated design solution for the interior design of your TV area. The purpose of this furniture is to hide the TV cables so that they are virtually non-existent.
No one likes to notice black and white wires and cables running along the floor and to the socket.
In addition, electrical wiring can also be a danger if placed in a passage area because you can trip and hurt you.
So the interior design solutions are designed to hide the TV cables through the design of special furniture.
Hidden cables TV furniture can be used both for wall mounted TV units and for panel TV, as well as for televisions placed in a special cabinet. All these solutions are, in fact, ideal for your home relaxation area and the choice will depend on the style you want to obtain or the space you have.
Let’s now understand how these hidden cables TV solutions work.
- In case you have a wall mounted TV, a way to hide the cables is to choose a furniture-frame with cable ducts. In this case, only a thin column, usually made of hard plastic material which reaches the socket will be visible.
- The interior design solution therefore provides for a cable column integrated into a minimalist and essential furniture. An alternative to hide a wall mounted TV cables is to break the wall in order to insert the built-in electrical boxes to which the socket is connected. Obviously, the result of this intervention is aesthetically perfect but you should consider its invasiveness and the times of execution, which involve breaking operations, use of plaster, drying, sanding and painting of the wall.
- If the TV is installed on a panel, the cables will be hidden at the back of the TV. The panel will be fixed to the wall in perfect adherence or slightly detached (generally a few millimetres are sufficient). These panels, which are real furnishings and are often part of a whole structure for the relaxation area, are drilled for the cables passage behind the television and, if necessary, inside the wall. In the more advanced versions, these hidden cables panels are also directional, swivel and rotating, enabling the TV accessibility from different points in the room.
- Finally, there are design TV cabinets where the TV is housed inside a special door compartment. This is also an effective solution to hide the cables. This type of design cabinet is available in various styles, sizes and models. It can also contain a comfortable bookshelf besides the sliding door TV cabinet. It is precisely the latter that allows the almost invisibility of the cables, and the cabinet can accommodate not only a television but also, if necessary, a stereo system, a dolby surround system and, more generally, any electrical appliance. The only limit of this type of solution is due to sizes: the choice of the “inches” of the TV depends on the space available in the cabinet.
What is the goal of an interior door? Divide rooms, first of all, but also personalize them, present themselves as style elements, give the house personality.
The interior doors to divide rooms, however, have functional and then aesthetic goals. They separate the rooms of a home so that there is not a unique, great room, but various private corners also dedicated to specific destinations: rest in the bedroom, comfort and cleaning in the bathroom, reflection and work in the study and so on.
When you choose the interior doors for your home, always keep in mind two goals: they must be able to enhance the style of the home and at the same time be valuable allies in defining and delimiting the different rooms. The choice of interior doors to divide rooms is very wide, and it considers different main features that take into account the uniqueness of each home: there will be so many models and styles, materials and colours but also opening systems, shapes and sizes.
Consider the sliding doors: they are the ideal choice for small sized rooms where it is essential to recover space. These doors, which disappear into the wall after rolling on a special guide, enables the recovery of precious square centimetres that would remain useless with the more classic swing doors.
On the other hand, swing doors are still the most popular choices, especially in the case of very large homes. Alternatively, folding doors are an efficient, elegant solution which is suitable for almost any kind of context. Why? Because they close on themselves by means of special hinges enabling easy and practical opening and closing. They will therefore guarantee a peculiar aesthetics and, at the same time, a discreet recovery of precious space.
Another excellent solution to divide interior spaces is represented by flush to wall doors, ideal not only to close service environments such as storage rooms, basements, niches or walk-in closets, but also other rooms of the house. Typical of this type of door is the elegance, guaranteed by the perfect continuity between the door and the wall. The rooms separated by the flush to wall doors are almost imperceptible, thanks to an element of furniture whose personality lies above all in the great ability to blend into the environment. Usually, these interior doors are characterized by a thickness reduced to a few millimetres and the absence of frames and jambs. They can of course also be made ad hoc and have special shapes and sizes (in case they have to delineate particular environments such as, for example, a basement) and their stylistic and chromatic choices are infinite. Those who love rooms with “maximum visual comfort”, with a great homogeneity of lines and innate elegance love their essential and minimalist design.
What about sliding glass doors? They could be the best choice if the rooms to be delimited are small and you need to create brightness between the different rooms, separating them, but at the same time creating a visual continuity effect. Then, the solution could be represented by sliding doors (which disappear into the wall) or flush to wall, but completely made of glass. The result? Maximum lightness and total brightness of rooms, also guaranteed by the elimination of jambs and frames, resulting in a minimalist and essential look. The glass plates used for this type of doors are tempered and therefore absolutely safe: this kind of glass offers a resistance up to five times that of a traditional glass and, in the event of breakage, it breaks in so many small pieces which aren’t sharp.
In conclusion, there are various types of interior doors used to divide rooms and the best choice will consider all the features and variables of the house. We suggest to rely on an interior designer who will propose the most appropriate solution for a functional and pleasing to the eye house.
How to choose the colour of home interior doors keeping a perfect combination with floors, furniture, and in general with the environments style choices?
The premise to keep in mind is that interior doors are a fundamental element of any home. They are an integral part not only of the rooms but also of the furnishings: the interior doors best define the personality of the house and its inhabitants, and for this reason it is essential that the choice of their colour is the result of a careful and measured reflection.
To choose the colour of the interior doors, therefore, first focus on a careful observation of the house, both in stylistic and spatial terms: how much space do you have? How many interior doors do you want to install? What colour prevails on walls, floors, furniture?
Remember that the colour of the interior doors should combine with the fixtures (of course), but also the floor and the walls. When we talk about combination we do not mean, of course, that everything will have to be of the same colour but we refer to the choice of a harmonic colour palette, where the various shades can integrate and match and give life, according to your needs or tastes, to difference of colours or continuity among the environments.
In any case, we would like to offer some general advice about the best choice of colour for your interior doors. The goal is always to give life to homogeneous and harmonious environments without creating annoying clashes: you can achieve it by choosing a precise style, as well as colour shades that can be associated with each other with the utmost naturalness.
In general, white lacquered doors fit well with dark tones, creating contrasts of modern style and suggestions that, with quality products, can be of real design. Interior doors in warm colours, and generally in natural colours such as wood, are more suitable for personalizing environments with more classic flooring, beige or sandy tones, as well as parquet flooring.
Among the evergreen interior doors are certainly those of whitened oak, which seem to have the ability to overcome the passing fad. They are the best on light-tone and dark-coloured floors, such as wengé, but also to fit well on parquet of their own material.
If your floors are dark, you can create an excellent contrast with glossy or lacquered white doors, possibly with essential and clean lines, capable of blend in the walls. So choose interior doors without edges and finishes, and you will have a perfect continuity of environments.
You should, on the contrary, avoid using dark doors with dark floors in order to avoid a gloomy and close atmosphere.
As far as the glass doors are concerned, they are of great personality and both transparent, smoky and more sophisticated doors, can be the ideal choice to highlight dark, shiny or opaque floors, as well as large clear walls.
Finally, be careful with the choice of colourful interior doors: they are extremely delicate and, if mistakenly matched, may create the much-feared eyesore: in the room you will notice only the door, as an element which does not fit. It should be remembered, however, that the most successful interior design is able to harmonize everything, creating fluid ensembles and astonish without disturbing excessively. Good choice!
Are you wondering whether interior doors are subject to tax deductions according to the latest legal provisions? Let’s find out which benefits can derive from the replacement of this essential furniture item.
In general, the new provisions may be quite complex with regard to this topic: what appears to be obvious is that replacing or installing doors within existing residential buildings can give tax incentives just in particular cases.
Interior doors, in most situations, can only benefit from the 50% IRPEF tax deduction for building renovation works.
The 65% tax deduction is in fact only intended for energy saving purposes, that is to say, where, for example, installed doors border on unheated spaces and have specific thermal characteristics in compliance with the technical requirements required for the exterior doors, according to the Decree of 11 March 2008.
In the event that the aforementioned building renovations are already under way, repairs and replacements of the interior doors will be eligible for a 50% deduction only and exclusively in cases where the intervention takes place on the public areas of buildings and preserves materials, colours and dimensions of the doors.
It should be added that the deduction for interior doors at 50%, may be applicable even if the interior doors are installed within individual housing units following the enlargement of the doors or the opening of new door apertures to connect two rooms or two building units.
Replacing a traditional interior door with an armoured one is another of the cases providing for deductions.
Finally, with regard to the most common renovation works, for instance the “classic” replacement of interior doors within a house, the deduction is excluded: the Tax Revenue Agency is very clear on this matter, providing for the elimination a priori of this possibility.
In general, the criteria and specifications about the deduction for the interior doors are numerous, so each case should be individually analysed in every detail with the support of a professional.
In order to keep the interior doors in good condition and significantly increase their durability it is very important to clean them correctly. Interior doors are important furnishing elements and for this reason it is essential to clean them in the most appropriate way without damaging their surfaces in order to have functional and attractive doors.
First of all, interior doors should be regularly dusted with a delicate cloth so as to avoid unnecessary deposits of dust on their surfaces and in the corners which are most difficult to reach.
A deep cleaning should be carried out periodically in a very careful way: remember that keeping the aesthetics of the interior doors intact also contributes to prolonging their durability. A badly handled interior door is will have to be replaced sooner or later.
It is sufficient to comply with some ground rules to clean the interior doors: if the doors are in wood, the first thing to remember is to avoid cleaning them with too aggressive products. For instance, classical degreasing products do not perform any kind of protective action against wood and can also damage it.
In general, you should clean the interior doors using a simple 90% water solution and 10% alcohol. Then use a clean, soft, damp, but not soaked cloth to clean the surface and remove dust and dirt. Of course, a special attention should be paid to corners and slits to eliminate any residues. Finally, the whole surface should be wiped up with a dry cloth so as to avoid any moisture deposit.
If your interior doors are made of polished wood, you can use a specific furniture or virgin wax product, which will be rubbed well on the entire surface using a dry cloth.
Lacquered doors are generally cleaned with a slightly moistened shammy insisting on the most dirty areas. In the case of a metal door, such as the garage door, you can use a mixture of water and bicarbonate, with the addition of a drop of dishwashing detergent if there is a particularly obstinate dirt or oily dirt.
On the other hand, plastic interior doors will be washed with simple hot water and dishwashing detergent, followed by regular rinsing and drying. To polish them, you can use a glass cleaner taking care to spray the product on the cloth and not on the door. As for the interior doors hardware, it will be cleaned once a year. In this case it will be enough to intervene with a neutral detergent that will be rinsed. More over, remember that doors should always be washed from bottom to top and not otherwise!
And what about handles and locks? In addition to normal cleaning, they can be polished with a detergent for brass or steel on a soft cloth, depending on the material. However, it is essential to protect the surface of the door with a roll of paper tape so that it does not come into contact with detergents that may be too aggressive or even detrimental. Finally, be sure to clean the sliding doors that, in their own conformation, hide an unexposed part and will therefore require more attention and a periodic, accurate cleaning. The accumulation of dust and dirt in this type of door is mostly in the area of the bristles: to clean it use a dry cotton cloth, moving down gently.
When you build your own house or renovate it, the choice of interior doors is one of the most important in aesthetic and functional terms. Every solution should be examined carefully and never be left to chance because these architectural elements have an important function within the environment and represent one of the most influential design components in the general aesthetics of your home or office.
The first characteristic to be assessed, when you have to choose the interior doors, concerns the material. In the past there were exclusively wooden doors, nowadays there are various possibilities and each has its advantages and disadvantages as well as unique features.
Let us therefore look at some materials with which the interior doors are usually manufactured and their characteristics.
Interior wooden doors: a good interior wooden door is beautiful, functional and durable. It is evident that the quality of a wooden door depends essentially on materials (solid wood or veneered? Natural or plywood? Etc…). Even the frame of the door ensures higher quality and durability if made of solid wood and not with timber products, which may undergo alterations and deformations. An high quality interior wooden door is, of course, an element of style which provide exceptional durability and which stands out because of the material used enhanced by specific treatments and finishes. Moreover, it sets the scene as fine wood characterizes each house or office, giving class and elegance devoid of the fashion trends and essentially eternal.
Interior laminate doors: they can be the most economical and favourite choice among the products proposed in the standard supply contracts when building a new house. However, they aren’t always of poor quality and the latest technology have led to the creation of great value laminate doors, characterized by finishes and accessories of the latest generation.
These are the best solutions for those who want to combine accessibility and aesthetics, but also for lovers of modern and contemporary styles. More over, it should be mentioned that the evolution of the interior laminate doors led to the creation of products that, on an aesthetic level, are able to take the appearance of almost any material in an absolutely realistic way. From finishes with three-dimensional effect to high-quality metal details, from concealed hinges to coplanar solutions, also the interior laminate doors can now compete with the finest materials.
Interior glass doors: they can be very beautiful to see, but they must necessarily comply with the highest standards of safety, that is referred to the classification and the description of the glasses used in accordance with the provisions of European regulations. The tempered glass, for example, doesn’t cut but crumble into small harmless fragments in case of breakage of the product. The laminated glass, on the other hand, is composed of two sheets of glass glued onto a film called “PVB”. In this case, if the product breaks, glass will keep its fragments glued, avoiding to hurt people. Interior glass doors, which can be decorated with sandblasted finishes, pictures and special patterns, allow maximum light and environments get airy, open and bright. The impression is of utmost hospitality and never of an enclosed space, and the important aspect of privacy can still be respected.
If minimalism and modernity are the sine qua non in the choice of furnishings for your rooms, even the interior doors will necessarily have to pass the test.
In these cases, whether you are furnishing a newly created environment or renovating an apartment or an existing office, your decision will focus on minimalist and technologically advanced interior doors.
Whatever the choice, it will always be essential to carefully assess the available proposals, in terms of lines, materials, performance and technology. Remember in fact that interior doors, with their essential functions to separate and connect rooms, are an architectural and ornamental element of exceptional importance.
Among the various types of interior doors which are eligible candidates for minimalist environments there is the so-called door flush to wall, with invisible hinges and frames. It is an architectural element whose strength relies entirely on the concept of neutrality.
The interior door flush to wall is an invisible door: it merges with the environment and it blends into the wall surface in which it is inserted. It is flush to wall and, if offered with an exclusive finish, a decoration or a special coating, it is nearly a modern masterpiece.
Interior doors flush to wall: between design and formal rigour
In the past, all the interior doors of an environment were identical while nowadays new trends combine a higher concept of heterogeneity: the door flush to wall can therefore be the one and only in an environment, installed not only to connect rooms but also to represent a different piece of furniture in that context.
We could almost define the door flush to wall as the antithesis of the classic swing door: if in one everything seems to disappear, in the other every detail is visible and impossible to ignore, from the panel to the hinges. If in the swing door the division of the rooms is the main task, the door flush to wall has an absolute formal rigour and its task is a complete continuity of the surfaces.
Elegance and uniformity are therefore the essential elements of the doors flush to wall. You can choose them with the same colour shades of the walls or, alternatively, with different finishes and colours, even bright, without altering the incredible and innate ability to disappear from sight almost inherent in their nature. Varnishing, printing, finishing to put them in evidence can turn them into design elements, but their discretion, their formal rigour, will never be called into question.
Wood continues to dominate the field of interior doors: also in 2017, the trend seems reconfirmed by placing this material, characterized by heat and vitality, directly on the podium.
Fashionable textures aim to enhance grains and contrasts, but also the original tactile sensation of natural wood. The lines, although modern, adapt to the trend and reflect on panels and details in oak, chestnut, hemlock – just to name a few. With regard to the colour palette, the textural effect – greatly implemented by eventual oil treatments on the surfaces – is highlighted at its best in the most natural and burnished colours, but also in spectacular notes of anthracite and natural leather.
Wooden interior doors are, even today, the favourite choice of those who want to furnish highly stylish environments, characterized by a strong, welcoming and at the same time comfortable personality.
The grains on large surfaces seem to come alive and their irregularity becomes the perfect contrast to the clean, basic and icy lines that characterize the doors, but also for metal details – such as handles and hinges.
In its inevitable effect of merger and contrast, wood is and remains one of the most sought-after materials and highly regarded in the industry, regardless – it seems – of the latest trends.
The aesthetics of a door is partly due to design but also to the material which is the essential element that makes the difference.
Therefore, in 2017 fine and refined wood will be preferred for interior doors. Luxury becomes real through items in white ebony– which can be used only in the case where the tree falls naturally, but also in Ziricote. The latter, nicknamed “wood of bones” for its amazing grains which recall an x-ray of the human body, as if it were a plant extension of the Vitruvian man by Leonardo, is still in the list of the finest woods for doors.
Then there is the Zebrano, which in Interior Design seems to find its ideal destination especially for the details of cars and luxury yachts, and the Bocote, with its golden tones embellished with darker grains and a striking beauty pattern.
Styles, colours and finishes are three essential parameters when we have to choose the interior doors of our house, office or any other environment.
The essential premise you shouldn’t forget is the importance of doors in the customization of environments and in their functionality. Not only the interior doors link one room to another and delimit spaces, but they can also be characterized by their role as true design elements. For these reasons, at the moment of choice it will be very important to assess both their aesthetics and performance.
Interior doors types currently available are numerous, so as to satisfy any requirement of furniture. From materials, to locking systems, styles, colours, shapes, finishes and dimensions, they have the same great personality as sofas, tables and design chairs. First of all, you will therefore assess all the look and space requirements, considering all the functions that the interior doors will perform:
- Separation and connection of rooms
- Delimitation of rooms
- Reduction of noise pollution
- Privacy requirement
It is important to know and distinguish the various types of interior doors, in order to choose the most appropriate solution. We could enclose the interior doors in three main categories:
- Interior swing doors: they are the most traditional type, generally composed of one or two doors opening through the action of the hinges. If properly realised, they are characterized by a good thermal and acoustic insulation and are generally in glass or wood, but also plastic or metal. The standard swing door is usually in solid wood, wooden strips and honeycomb. These interior doors can have any kind of finishes: natural, lacquered or laminate.
- Interior sliding doors: they have the huge advantage to use the available space in a more efficient and rational way, and they are therefore particularly suitable for not too large environments. These interior doors slide inside the subframe which, in turn, can be recessed in the wall or limited to rails that run along the wall. There are also sliding doors with two leaves, which can be generally opened on two walls. Interior doors which disappear inside the wall have a subframe which can be coated with plaster or with a plasterboard panel: the wall remains bare and free, giving the impression of a larger available space.
- Interior folding doors: they are composed of two or more panels which, at the time of opening, overlap as if they were an accordion. The overall dimensions of the door are in this way effectively halved and, in this way, this is the best door for environments with not too large surfaces. One of the advantages of folding and also sliding doors is, especially when they are made of glass, or glass and other materials (wood, aluminium, resin), to intelligently use the available space ensuring a bright airy effect.
There are of course many other parameters by which to choose the interior doors for your home or office, such as materials, shapes, colours, finishes and sizes. However, an initial assessment that allows us to identify the most suitable solution is the starting point for all the following ones. assessments.
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