Flush doors have many names: flush, hidden, and half-flush doors. These names all come from the way the doors are viewed by others when open. These doors actually are designed with no visible hardware, hinges, or a sturdy wooden frame to hold them in place. These doors are flush with the wall, sometimes extending two to three inches past the edge of the door frame itself.
While flush wall doors are common in small apartments or spaces, they are not limited to these areas. They can also be used in large buildings or museums. Some even come with decorative features to make them stand out and look special. One popular decorative feature is a wood grained surface on the door. This adds an air of class to the piece of furniture.
Some flush doors do not actually open flush with the wall; instead they have a space in the center of the door between the actual door and the frame that overhang the door frame. This space can be filled with glass or other decorative items. The most common material for this type of space is glass, which are perfect for adding a bit of light inside the room, but can also serve as a functional space too. Because of this feature, it is most often used for doors between rooms or hallways where it is functional, but not always aesthetically pleasing.
Another type of flush door is a jib door, which is a shortened version of the full-sized jigsaw puzzle. While the jib door does not sit flush with the walls, there is a space in the middle between the door and the frame that allow for a gliding action when opening and closing it. Jib doors are best used in smaller rooms or in laundry rooms because the space they cover makes them difficult to open and close. If you are not using one in your bathroom, you might want to consider purchasing one if it is within your decorating plan.
Frameless wall-mounted doors are the least expensive type of door that you can purchase. You can choose from wood, metal, or plastic. A popular type of plastic door is made from ABS Plastic, which is resistant to moisture and has a very long life. Wood is another option, but it can be more difficult to clean and because it is more expensive, it will cost more to replace if it ever becomes damaged.
These invisible doors are very sleek and modern looking. They are the perfect addition to a bedroom or bathroom, especially if you are considering designing the space around the door to make it appear larger. To ensure that your new invisible doors are secure, it is recommended that you install a magnetic strip that will prevent the door from falling open when the door is being lifted up and down. Another option is to have the top of the jib door installed with a decorative fin.