I have a love for old doors. They add so much charm to a new space.
So – let’s talk about doors.
Changing out a door to the
Basement, Pantry, Office, Laundry Room or even an Entry Coat Closet
is simple and it creates a whole new feel to that room and the area around it.
Here are a few examples of what I am talking about:
This is the twin sister door to my basement door (you’ll see later).
I put this fabulous junk find on an entrance to a finished basement in my friends home:
This next photo was not originally taken to show the basement door so that’s why it’s all off center.
One of the first things I did in this house was take off the 6 panel door
to the basement.
I installed this new interior french door. (Yes! Me…all by myself)
The basement is a finished living space.
This french door provides a more inviting entrance to the playroom down below.
(the vintage garden gates to the left are cool too… I found those in VT one year)
A Pantry Door Makeover:
This is my basement door. It sits right in the middle of our main living area.
It adds a lot more charm to our newer style home than a solid white door.
On this door I wanted the hardware to match the older style door more than I wanted the hardware to match with the other doors in my house. I chose something really easy to install and something unique.
I switched out our steel 6 panel front door for this solid wood single french,
adding light and curb appeal.
(For main entry doors – I suggest that you bulk up your molding.
It’s such an easy upgrade that really dresses up the foyer.)
If you aren’t able to find an old chippy door or if that isn’t your style,
the interior french doors are available at home centers for
around $130 unfinished.
You can do whatever finish you like on it – even make it look old :).
Using just one charming door in a very special place makes a big statement.
More isn’t necessarily better in this case.
happy door hunting
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