Every renovation is different. Some are light cosmetics, others complete gut jobs. Most fall somewhere between the extremes. And while we almost always replace water heaters, doors are another thing. Usually, all doors need to be happy is a coat of fresh paint…maybe a few minor repairs.
Front doors are a special case. They take a lot of abuse from the elements and from people going in and out. They also make a statement. So, we often choose to replace front doors, even if they are in pretty good shape.
But doors also make easy targets. If we don’t get to help people avoid the nightmare of foreclosure, they often take out their frustrations on the poor house. That seems to be what happened at Washington. When we first saw the house, there were holes in the drywall…even in most of the doors. We decided to upgrade all of the entry doors since we had to replace them anyway.
The original doors were brown slabs. We decided to replace them with nice four-panel doors. When I stopped by the jobsite on Tuesday, they greeted me drying in the sun. They will be painted the same color as the trim. Suna can tell you what that is. To me, it’s white…ish. That’s why I’m never in charge of colors.
I believe these doors will make the Washington house feel special to its new family.