Replace the doors? Where do we stop?
April 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are upgrading our floors to Travertine and I am thinking of putting a 6" (or so) travertine base with a piece of stained wood trim on top of the base. I would like to replace our paint grade doors with stained doors but I currently have painted frames, casing, base and crown. If I just replace the doors without replacing the frames and casing, would it look funny? If I replace the doors, frames and casing with stained casing, would it look funny with the the painted base?
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I left out that we are upgrading the linoleum floors in the bathroom and kitchen but the hardwood floors stay.
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Tanya Sandy
Paint doors only black. Leave everything else white
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Rockin' Fine Finish

I would just replace the doors with stained this look is very distinguished.
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I'm not really following what you are saying about the travertine base with wood on top, but I certainly don't think you need to replace all of your trim. You could either paint the doors (black doors look great with white trim) or use solid stained wood ones (which also look great with white trim--a very traditional combination that we have in our 1920's house) if you are unhappy with the white doors.
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Jensen Interiors
Change the floors to travertine and keep your doors the same(cost savings)...just need to trim off the bottom for clearance. Keep the base trim consistent with the casing...all white...or all stained. Just one opinion...hope it helps!
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Shawn Michael Design
I would leave the trim and the base. They are a strong design element to the whole house. Stained doors with white trim will look great as Rockin' Fine Finish posted above.
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