5 Equal Horizontal Panel Interior Doors
February 5, 2013
We are looking to have the 5 equal horizontal panel door installed in the new home we are building. One of our options is the door with a raised panel and the other is the door with a shaker panel. The cost of the raised panel will be the same as the standard door we are being offered; however, the shaker panel doors will cost us an additional $75/door and we have 35 doors in our home. All our common area door headers are 3/4" x 4 1/2" primed MDF overhanging side casing by 3/4". The casings are 5/8" x 3 1/2" primed MDF. The baseboards are 1/2" x 5 1/2" primed MDF. I love the look of the shaker door over the raised panel door, but I can't justify the cost in my mind. Also, my big concern is that with my very flat baseboards, trim and casing, the raised panel door might look out of place. Do you think we can do he raised panel door with the flat baseboards, trim and casings and still achieve a modern, contemporary feel in the home, or do you think the shaker panel is worth the upgrade. Which door should we choose. Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.