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How should I treat modern doors in an old house?
February 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am in the process of restoring/renovating/improvising a c. 1910 stone carriage house. The interior was totally modernized in the 1970s, I'm replacing wall to wall carpeting with oak floors, pulling out ubiquitous built-ins, changing the light fixtures. I plan to re-introduce timber elements where I can. I am stuck on the interior doors. The doors in the picture are bifold closet doors in the master bed room, but they show the basic style of all of the interior doors - floor to ceiling solid core doors with painted veneer and brushed chrome hardware. Is there anything I can do with these doors, short of replacing them altogether, that would make them more appropriate to an old house? They are actually fairly good quality for what they are -- just not the look I want. Thanks for all ideas.