Are these fir floors and how were they finished? - I recently purchased a 1920s home and they have beautiful original floors that, unfortunately, clash terribly with the thinner darker oak that was placed in a 1980s remodel. How were these floors refinished and sealed - they are much less red than my floors! »
If you can get rid of the door entirely, even better. This eliminates a common obstacle of getting to the kitchen: having to push open or operate any kind of door hardware while balancing armloads of groceries.