When you’re looking for doors, you will probably consider whether to buy reclaimed or brand new doors.
Our article discusses the advantages and disadvantages between both reclaimed doors and new doors, to help you choose the best way to upgrade your internal and external doors.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution to your doors, whether they are internal or external, reclaimed may be the best choice for you. Doors that have been used previously can have a rustic and cosy feel to them. They are also more environmentally friendly!
However, reclaimed doors, particularly internal, may need some refurbishment and some TLC. If they are wooden, they may require sanding down to ensure they fit securely. Moreover, reclaimed doors can be difficult to hang in the frame that is already in place. They can also warp over time.
Alternatively, buying brand new may be more ideal than buying second hand or pre-loved – especially if you’re looking for something more modern and contemporary. They can be bought ready-made from DIY retailers or made to measure from door manufacturers and companies. Moreover, because they are often custom-made, they can be more expensive.
However, buying new may not have the same history as a reclaimed door would if you decided to buy one of those. Yet, there are various designs to choose from to achieve a similar effect. They will hang easily as they are designed to fit the frame that’s in place or the new frame that will come with the door.
So Which Should I Choose?
Either way, when choosing internal or external doors for your home, picking between reclaimed and new can be tricky. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, weighing up the two options can be beneficial. Choose a door that suits the style of your home, and reflects your personality. Consider your budget and how easy it will be to install the door too.