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How to position doors correctly?

How to position doors correctly?

Doors can be a beautiful feature in any house. They are an integral part of the home's architecture that has the potential of affecting how the other rooms look and feel. A poorly positioned door will not only hurt the people in the house but will also compromise the beauty of your home.

In this article, we look at the best place and proper ways to position doors so that it looks really great in your home.

How to position doors correctly?

Consider the Aesthetics of Door Placement

The way you position your doors can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home.

Your front doors, what people will first see when they come visiting, will determine the facade or curb appeal of your home, while the back exit will determine how seamless it is to connect the outside and inside. Interior installations will play a huge role in connecting one space to another. 

Getting these crucial elements wrong will not just spoil the aesthetics of your home, it can also limit usable space. Of course, if space is originally at a premium in your home, stylish alternatives like pocket interior doors will work just fine. 

Note though that while aesthetics is important, you should not overlook the place of functionality for interior and exterior doors. 

Consider Positioning

Positioning is also important when you are installing new doors. The correct positioning and doors swing direction will depend on the type of product you’re installing, but in general, doors should be positioned where they allow for easy access and egress. For example, a French door should open onto a balcony or patio, while for door placement in bedroom or a home office, consider prehung doors.

You should also consider visibility from the streets. In some cases, the fact that your entryway is visible to the neighbors can serve as a deterrent to thieves. 

Pay Attention to Security

Security is a very important aspect of your home. Design and door placement needs to be such that it is able to stand up to a security challenge.

A door should be heavy and secure to withstand the weight of a potential intruder and to keep it locked. It should also have a lock and a lock mechanism that is easy to operate—like a deadbolt, this is the most secure option—and interior hinges that are difficult to tamper with from the outside.

Think About Clearance and Space

The next thing we need to consider is clearance. When installing doors in your home, you’ll need to think about how much space you have available, how high you want your handles to be, and how much clearance is needed between your doorway and flooring or furniture. 

You may also want to consider whether there are any obstacles (such as furniture, rugs, and carpets) that might get in the way of your doorway opening fully.

Remember Airflow and Ventilation

When you are considering a door location, you have to consider how it will affect the ventilation and airflow within the room. When the location is wrong, it results in drafts, a lack of fresh air, and even poor indoor air quality. 

The correct placement of interior door will allow for proper ventilation during warm or hot climates and prevent draughts when it is cold. This can be achieved by selecting a choice with the right size, style, and materials. 

You should also avoid aligning your entryways in a straight line as this can cause a tunnel flow that can be breezy. Instead, stagger the placement to break up the flow and reduce the speed of air inflow.


There's more to the position of internal door than simply slapping it on a wall. Positioning can have a major impact on the interior design of a room and should be considered at the planning stage of any project. By making sure they are correctly placed and taking the time to consider adjustments, you can present your property in its best light and maximize the potential of your space.

At the end of the day, the best advice according to the experts at United Porte is to position the door in such a way that it doesn't take up too much space and that it looks as beautiful as it can be.

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