There are few things more peculiar than the changing tastes of homeowners. A great depiction of this is the changes to the style of doors used in modern homes. They go in and out of style nearly as fast as fashion brands.
The everchanging tastes of homeowners is exemplified perfectly by the recent resurgence of the farmhouse look. You may have noticed that everyone has large sliding farmhouse doors in their house these days. While they seem super modern right now, there is no doubt that in 5-10 years everyone will be rushing to replace their farmhouse doors because they seem dated.
This is the classic cycle of home décor. As a style becomes popular, it necessarily becomes a way to date a home. If a home has bare wood walls or cabinets, you can surely tell it was last renovated in the 80’s or 90’s.
Generally the less distinct a door style is, the more easily it will stand the test of time and not seem dated in the future. For example, a one panel door is a pretty safe bet if you’re looking for longevity in your home design. Going with a statement piece like a bi-fold door, or a full louver will likely have you wanted to update that look in a handful of years.
While door types can be a fun way to make your renovation stand out, it is important to consider how the design will age.