Interior Doors

Interior doors add beauty to your home while providing privacy and reducing noise

Interior Doors - Interior Doors

Interior doors come in a wide variety of styles, which makes it easy to match or complement your home's décor. This guide will walk you through the different types so you can find the one best suited to your needs.

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Tip: Stock slab and pre-hung doors (panel and flush doors) come in several standard sizes. The typical height is 80 inches, with standard widths of 24, 28, 30, 32 and 36 inches.

Types of Doors

Choose between slab, accordion, bi-fold, barn, French doors and more.

Panel or slab doors

Panel doors, also known as slab doors, contain patterns of square or oblong panels and are a classic choice. A door may contain two large panels, six small ones or some other configuration. Choose panels with straight or curved tops to suit your decorating needs.

Accordion doors

Accordion doors are ideal for closets and entryways with space constraints. They may consist of a few large panels or multiple small panels and fold in on themselves and rest against one side of the door opening.

Bi-fold doors

Bi-fold doors are a good option for closets, laundry rooms, pantries, storage rooms and other smaller spaces in your home. Choose bifold doors that fold back to one side of the opening, or bifold doors that fold back to both sides of the opening.

Barn doors

Barn doors offer a classic, rustic look. They hang from a top rail, allowing them to slide over door openings.

French doors

Gorgeous French doors brighten any room. They come in a variety of sizes, wood types, styles and glass pane configurations.

Sliding doors

Wooden or mirrored sliding doors are a good choice for closets. They use space economically, and mirrored doors do double duty. Large mirrors also make a room appear more spacious.

Swinging doors

Swinging hinged doors or café doors can add easy flow from room to room while maintaining privacy.

Construction & Materials

Standard interior doors aren't all alike. Panel doors and flush doors are constructed in one of three ways: of solid wood, with a solid core or with a hollow core.

Tip: The Home Depot does not apply paint, stain or varnish to doors. To maintain your door's warranty, you should seal and finish your door soon after it is installed. If you prefer, you can special-order interior doors that come already painted, stained or finished.

Solid wood doors - Interior Doors

Solid wood doors

  • Warm look and beautiful grain patterns add richness and depth to a home's interior
  • Available in a wide variety of wood species to complement any décor
  • Good for shutting out noise
  • Can be stained and finished
Solid core doors - Interior Doors

Solid core doors

  • Offer the appearance and durability of solid wood at a more affordable price
  • Engineered with a solid wood fiber core for a heavy feel that's closer to that of a solid wood door
  • Available with smooth or textured finishes, including a wood-grain surface that mimics the appearance and feel of a solid wood door
  • Muffle sound better than hollow-core doors
Hollow core doors - Interior Doors

Hollow core doors

  • Constructed with wood boards that make up the outside of the door and sandwich a honeycomb or gridwork core of wood material
  • Less expensive, lighter and easier to handle than a real wood door

Slab vs. Prehung Doors

Standard interior doors — panel or flush doors — come in slab form or as a prehung door unit.

Slab Doors

  • Good choice if only the door needs to be replaced
  • Framing not included
  • Old door is taken off its hinges, and the new one is hung in place
  • Hardware (doorknobs, handles and locks) sold separately

Prehung Doors

  • Good choice if the door and framing must be replaced
  • Door comes already attached to hinges and to door framing
  • Existing door and framing are removed, and the prehung unit is installed
  • Hardware (doorknobs, handles and locks) sold separately


Complete your door's look by choosing hardware to match your home’s décor and your personal style.


Passage doorknobs or handles come in an extensive array of styles, materials and finishes, such as polished chrome, nickel, antique brass, bright brass and more.


If privacy is not an issue, an interior door may not need a lock. However, bedroom and bathroom doors usually need privacy locks. These locks have a locking button on the knob that's inside the bedroom or bathroom. To prevent someone from being locked in the room, the locking button can easily be picked open with a tiny screwdriver or paper clip.