Should Bedroom Doors Swing In Or Out?

Should Bedroom Doors Swing In Or Out?

Have you noticed that most, if not all, bedroom doors swing in? This is no coincidence. Compelling cases can be made regarding the advantages of a bedroom door swinging inwards or outwards, but most people feel that it is a better idea for a bedroom door to swing inwards. Today, we're looking at whether your bedroom door should swing in or out and when you should reach out to a door contractor about replacing your bedroom door.

Most people believe that a bedroom door should swing in to mitigate the risk of becoming trapped in the event of an emergency. For instance, severe fire, water, or wind damage can cause your hallway ceiling to fall in front of your bedroom door, blocking you in. Additionally, in the event of a fire outside the bedroom, you can protect yourself by slamming the bedroom door shut without having to reach into the fire.

One reason some people prefer to have a bedroom door that swings out is that they have a small bedroom. However, if you get a bedroom door that swings into a corner, you can have an inward-swinging door and get an extra two to three feet of space that would have been blocked by the open door. Another argument for having an outward-swinging door is that it is easier to remove a door due to the placement of the hinges.

When Should I Reach Out to a Door Contractor to Replace My Bedroom Door?

You should reach out to a contractor who specializes in interior door replacement if your current bedroom door is damaged or excessively worn. You should also consider getting a new bedroom door if you currently have an outdated door and want to modernize your home. A high power bill is another sign that you may want to replace your bedroom door.

If you have drafty doors, your power bill will be a lot higher than it should be if you want to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. You should also get a new bedroom door if you are concerned about safety, sound, or functionality.

Should I Replace My Bedroom Door Myself? 

It is a good idea to leave the replacement of your bedroom door to professional contractors who specialize in replacing interior doors. There's a lot that can go wrong if you try to install a bedroom door yourself, including the malfunction of the locking gear and excessive wear and tear on your hinges. This will cost you both time and money in the long run. You can also damage your door leaf.

It is much more common to see a bedroom door swing in rather than out for safety reasons. However, a compelling argument can be made for an outward-swinging bedroom door. Contact us now at One Day Doors & Closets to schedule a free consultation for the replacement of your bedroom door if it is damaged, outdated, or otherwise not as aesthetically appealing as you would like it to be.