I hope you are enjoying the summer so far.
When we moved into our home last Fall, I knew that I wanted to change all of the interior doors. There was nothing offensive about them – they were the typical builder six-panel raised door. I envisioned something a bit simpler, more modern and in keeping with the style of our unpretentious, Craftsman style house. So that would mean a shaker style door panel rather than a raised panel. I was browsing through the Metrie website and landed on the Masonite Logan two-panel interior door. These doors are manufactured by Masonite and are part of their Heritage Series. Metrie is the largest manufacturer and supplier of solid wood and composite moulding in North America, as well as the leading distributor of Masonite interior doors in Canada.
The Masonite Logan door from Metrie is one of their Safe ‘N Sound solid core doors which reduces noise transmission up to 25% more than a hollow core door. They also have the heft and feel of solid wood. And the Safe ’N Sound doors contain a low-density fiberboard made of rapidly renewable wheat straw – so, also good for the planet. Love that! PS The easiest way to tell if your door is hollow or solid is to simply knock on it. You’ll hear and feel the difference.
Metrie has made it easy for you to tackle this home project with tips and a how-to video on removing and installing an interior door. There is also bonus content on “10 questions to answer before you buy or specify a door.” You can peruse all of that here.
Although the doors are simple in appearance, they would work well in either a modern or traditional home. The shaker style door panels mimic the shaker profile of the cabinetry in my kitchen and home office. I think it’s important to have that cohesiveness throughout a home.
This wording from the press release describes the appearance of the doors in more detail:
“The doors incorporate several unique features that contribute to the look and feel of authentic wood
craftsmanship, including detailing on the panel inset that creates the appearance of trim and
provides a shadow line not seen on other doors. The smooth, primed surface is ideal for painting to
match or accent the home interior.”
I love that they are smooth and don’t have the texture often seen in builder grade doors. My painter said they were very easy to paint, absorbing the paint well and my contractor noted how easy they were to hang. I chose simple black hardware for the majority of doors but on three of the doors downstairs, I opted for a little glam by choosing a crystal doorknob on a black rosette. I just love the punctuation of black hardware on white.
The doors come in 6-foot-8-inch, 7-foot and 8-foot heights, with passage widths up to 3 feet and bi-fold widths up to 6 feet. So, plenty of options.
In my teenage daughter’s bedroom, I thought she would love a full length mirror within the door – you know with selfies and all. 🙂 (Note that this is not a Logan door, but a mirrored wood door from Masonite.)
I love how the door works with the moulding in my bedroom.
And do you remember that in my former bedroom, I had a Metrie Pretty Simple clear glass door on my bedroom closet? I love the use of mirror or glass on doors for variety and practicality.
Metrie has so many interior doors to choose from depending on your style preferences. The Logan door that I chose fits with my aesthetic well and I am very happy with the choice and how it transforms the various spaces in my home.