I really love a louvered door.
Sometimes, in a remodel, the style of a home's interior doors just doesn’t work well with the style of a particular room.
Like, for example, a bathroom - one where a homeowner has a more contemporary aesthetic, and wants a clean-lined, spa-like vibe for the space. But, because they have traditional paneled doors all over the house, they can't make it work. Then there's also the cost factor to keep in mind. Changing them all out would be too expensive. All in all, making the change results in just too much trouble to make happen.
I’ve had several of these types of projects, and a louvered door works really well when introduced into an isolated space.
They have sort of a "one-size-fits-all" style. They’ll work in contemporary spaces or traditional ones.
And you can get away with having a louvered door as a one-off thing in a home. (Or maybe two or three:-)
Last spring I worked on a master bath remodel where we did just that. (I can’t wait to share the final pics on this one!) See my sketch down below:
You can see that the doors to the closet were directly across from the entry to the bathroom. They were the first thing you saw as you entered the room. So they had to be special. They had to work with the style of this space. And, luckily, that is just how it ended up.
You can also get false louvers too, so you can have a more private door if you want. Or, if ventilation is required, they're also a great solution.
Personally, I just can’t think of anything more versatile.
Take a look at the gallery below to see for yourself how louvered doors are the chameleons of design. You can use them anywhere!