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How to choose the bathroom door

Choosing the bathroom door is not an easy operation – at least not as easy as it might appear after some superficial considerations. In fact, you will have to consider several different factors, including not only style and available space but also manufacturing technologies, closing systems, technical features of the product and performance. It is important to remember that bathroom doors are one of the essential elements to define the most private space in your home.

Whether you’re involved in a new project or the renovation of a pre-existing bathroom, you’ll have to consider dimensions, finishes, materials, design and closing systems as discriminating factors to guide your choice. Let’s take a look at the best tips to find the best bathroom door for your spaces!

The materials: crucial for your privacy

Choosing the perfect bathroom door means identifying a product that, in terms of materials, will guarantee the highest degree of privacy but also an effective resistance to sudden changes in temperature and humidity. If, on the one hand, the design of your bathroom door is an essential factor, on the other hand, you will have to opt for a furnishing solution that guarantees long life, absence of surface alterations and/or warping, and maximum comfort of use.

Our suggestion is to focus on the quality of materials (solid wood, glass or metal) and their performance, both in terms of closing systems and resistance to heat and humidity. A cheap product is not necessarily a good deal!

Aesthetics and functionality

Not all modern homes have large surfaces and zero issues of space. On the contrary, smaller and highly optimized houses and apartments are widespread, and in those environments every centimeter counts.

When the available space plays a crucial role, it would be better to opt for a bathroom door that is also a space-saving solution to minimize clutter and obtain a more comfortable and airy visual impact.

Otherwise, if the absence of natural light is a problem, it is better to favor glass bathroom doors specially designed to let the light filter inside the room while still preserving privacy.

The different types of closing systems for internal doors

There are countless types of closing systems for interior doors, and the same principle applies to bathroom doors. The choice of the right solution will result from a correct calibration between the style/design of the spaces and their functional requirements.

Below, you will find some of the different types of closing systems from which you can choose.

  • Flush-wall hinged door: it’s typically coplanar with the wall, so much so that it is sometimes also referred to as “flush-to-wall door”. It is especially suitable for spacious bathrooms and, in some cases, it can be covered and decorated just like the wall, merging with it.
  • Sliding door: a must if the bathroom is not very large and spacious. Sliding doors are beloved space-saving solutions that can slide against the wall or disappear in it. Obviously, the latter option is not feasible if the wall in question houses a system or the available space is smaller than that occupied by the opened door.
  • Folding door: it is considered one of the cheapest solutions and is a hybrid between the classic swing door and the sliding door. Its main benefit is to reduce the overall dimensions and hence to adapt even to tiny spaces. However, this product might not guarantee the highest standards in terms of resistance and longevity.

Finally, it is worth spending a few words on customized doors that you can pick for your bathroom. RES is the leading international reference for tailor-made bathroom doors and interior doors in general, thanks to its wide range of models that adapt to the most diverse spaces’ stylistic and functional needs.

Explore the website and discover all about RES’ collections or get in touch with our specialists for reliable advice.