How to design your new steel look internal doors

The industrial, heritage and Art-Deco style is totally on trend, and you can get this impressive look in your home with steel look internal doors. Slim, sleek, luxurious and above all beautiful, steel look internal doors offer the perfect look of steel without the cost, weight and long lead times. If you’re considering improving your interior spaces with these spectacular doors, you may be wondering about the design process. Here are some tips and advice to help you design the perfect steel look internal doors for your space.

The benefits of steel look internal doors

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Design your steel look internal doors right, and you’ll benefit from a timeless and classic design and functional doors designed for everyday living. Here are just some of the benefits.

The slimmest styling and sightlines

Compared to other types of doors, aluminium internal doors give you the most glass and the least visible frame. Without the bulk of wood doors, aluminium doors make spaces feel larger, and the styling and overall appearance of the doors promises to work with virtually any interior decor.

Brighter more spacious-feeling rooms

The minimalist frames and overall styling, with greater use of glass, also provide brighter rooms with a better feeling of space. As a result, steel look internal doors work brilliantly in any property size but come into their own in smaller homes, connecting the rooms and could help make your home feel larger. Your interior will instantly get more light.

Seamless flow between your rooms

Our entire steel look internal doors collection is designed without a threshold. Not only is there no step-over as you move from one room to another, but our design also lets your flooring, whether carpets, tiles, wood or laminate to continue uninterrupted. Everything looks seamless and altogether neater.

A style that promises never to go out of date

Whether you describe it as industrial, Scandi, Hygge, Crittall® style or heritage, this design of internal doors and general glazing promises to remain on-trend. Interior designers, developers, homeowners and even in commercial property owners are all using, steel look internal doors because it creates desirable, stylish and beautiful interiors.

Steel look internal doors – the last doors you will ever buy

Such is the quality, appeal and design of steel look internal doors, we are confident these are the last doors you will ever buy. The premium aluminium, quality glass and first-class hardware we use promise you doors that are built to last and to withstand the demands of family living. Gorgeous to look at and wonderfully tactile in use, they will redefine how you design and use your rooms.

How to design your new steel look internal doors

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So now you know the benefits of these doors, here are our tips and advice on how to design the best type for you.

Determine Your Style

Before you begin designing your steel look internal doors, it’s important to determine the style you’re going for. Steel look internal doors can be customised to fit a variety of design styles, from modern to industrial to traditional. Consider the existing décor in your home and choose a style that complements it.

Next is your choice of door opening design. The Aluco interior collection comprises both hinged and sliding doors and each works in virtually any type of opening. The hinged design works well where you have room for the door to open inwards or outwards. If you are more restricted in space, our steel-inspired sliding doors, slide in front, behind or even into a wall, taking up no space at all when opened.

Glazed side or top panels, in addition to the doors, are available for larger openings across our entire internal doors range. These create stylish screens, room dividers and partitions, giving a bold and dynamic look in any setting.

Choose your colour

The color of your steel look internal doors can greatly impact your space’s overall design. Black remains the most popular in this style, but thanks to the benefits of modern aluminium and coating technology, there’s a choice of over 150 other colours to choose from. You can go even more industrial with textured paint finishes, giving a tactile and rougher surface that also look completely different and unique.

Consider the existing colour scheme in your home and choose a colour that complements it.

Consider Your Door Hardware

Naturally, you’ll use internal doors much more than your exterior windows, so you want them to be great to use and choose handles and accessories that complement your design and taste. The handles you choose for your steel look internal doors can add the finishing touch to the overall design. The handle and accessories available with Aluco give you the best of both worlds, whether you prefer the classic style or something more contemporary. These also come in a choice of colours and metal finishes, matching or contrasting to the framing.

Choose your glass

With glass being the biggest component in steel look internal doors, choose a type that meets your requirements. Clear glass of course, gives you the transparency. If the doors are needed in your downstairs toilet, bathroom or ensuite, the latest glass patterns provide all sorts of designs and varying levels of transparency, from very obscure to less so. Want to go more traditional? You can have the same reeded design of the classic 1930’s inspired metal doors, or go with something more modern with sandblasted, opaque, frosted and textured.

How you use your doors, the level of privacy you need, and their location will determine the glass that works best for you. The great news is that whichever glass you choose, you will always get safety glass conforming to the latest quality requirements and standards.

Why choose Aluco for your steel look internal doors

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When it comes to choosing the best steel look internal doors, choosing Aluco will give you the best long-term investment, better product guarantee and a more reliable product overall. There are several reasons why we are confident our expertly-crafted and hand-finished doors, you’ll get the perfect steel look internal doors for your space.

Doors designed and fitted by professionals

The quality of aluminium, glass, hardware and doors designed and made and fitted by professionals provides more peace of mind than the online route where you don’t really know exactly what you are buying. Only Aluco makes its products, your guarantee of consistent quality every time, compared to other brands that are made by many unrelated manufacturers.

For the installation, our trained and fully supported network of nationwide Aluco dealers and installers lets you view our fantastic steel look internal doors locally, and you know they’ll provide a precise installation and quality guarantee. With us making your doors and our installers fitting them, this is the best way of getting the right doors, design, colour, hardware, and glass for your doors, ensuring that they fit seamlessly into your space and provide the best possible experience.

Doors that look like steel

We’ve used our design and product know-how to create doors with slimmer sightlines and replicating steel doors better. Only Aluco doors have the most choice of glazing bars, including an ultra-slim 20mm option.

Our doors are also unique in giving you the appeal of the steel look, also available in a fully glazed design. The Aluco Floating Lock is our own special creation, giving you exterior or interior steel-look doors that look unlike any other on the market with a style you will not find anywhere else.

Matching exterior windows and doors

Looking to add the steel look to the outside of your home? The Aluco Exterior Collection provides the same elegant styling with all the performance. Slimline aluminium windows and doors with premium security, excellent insulation and weather protection. Available are windows and residential doors, bifolding doors, and patio doors.

Aluco – the best steel look internal doors

Aluco is proud to supply a stunning collection of premium architectural glazing solutions, blending advanced performance and technology with unrivalled aesthetics. Aluco manufactures iconic steel replica, heritage, Art-Deco or industrial-styled glazing solutions.  Contact us today for help and advice and details of your nearest Aluco showroom.

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15:14 22 Mar 23
Just completed house renovation, using all the internal bespoke doors with glass panels. Absolutely delighted with the quality of doors and service. I was assisted every step of the way in getting the right size and format of extremely tall door. Keiran has been exceptionally helpful to deal with over the months from ordering to completion. 10/10I never usually do reviews but but I would say the whole experience and end result that has been achieved has been amazing.
Sarah PattersonSarah Patterson
15:28 13 Mar 23
So pleased with our new Aluco bifold doors, the best we could find on the market! We wanted bifolds with maximum glass area and no bulky frame and the Aluco doors were the perfect choice. Stunning, deep matte black colour, high quality, great choice of hardware and a first-class service. Highly recommend!
Michael HanksMichael Hanks
12:56 10 Mar 23
I've been looking for sometime to find a professional company to fit my new windows and doors and I'm so pleased I found you guys! - Aluco's products are 1st class and so easy to arrange, I just called Aluco, spoke to a very helpful lady who put me in touch with my local installer. I would definitely recommend this product & company :o)
Pauls Mc CrarrenPauls Mc Crarren
10:15 10 Jan 23
I recently had 3 sets of ALUCO exterior crital styled steel framed doors fitted to my property as part of an ongoing renovation. After looking around at various options Aluco was the only manufacturer that I felt could deliver the style I was looking for. With most other companies I thought the design was bulky and not finished to the finesse Aluco has achieved . Based on my experience I can honestly thoroughly recommend this manufacturer and will look to use them again on any future projects
Richard HansonRichard Hanson
09:42 20 May 22
Aluco is leading the way in steel look windows and doors, they are high quality, competitively priced and offering excellent external and internal ranges. We are extremely happy to supply their products to our valued customers.