DAY 27 Update, Don't Renovate Challenge: Doors

Many flippers will go in and do a mandatory replacement of all the doors in the house. I’ve never liked that. Not all old doors are bad! I’m always salvaging them. There’s nothing wrong with flat slab style doors in my opinion. Yeah they might be 70’s. They might be oak-y. They might have brass knobs. But, they can all be painted!

Throw on a modern knob or lever and BAM you have a modern look. In fact I kind of prefer it over 6 panel or any panel door for that matter. See the door in the master bath at my Rattan Ranch Airbnb below. It was once not so pretty before a coat of paint and a new lever. Now it’s modern AF.

Here are some ways you can update your doors to feel modern and fresh….and working:

  • Fix a door that swings wonky

  • Change the hardware on all the doors in a hallway or home.

  • Paint the inside of a door or a closet door to be an accent inside the room.

  • Seal a drafty door

  • Paint the doors and trim the same color as the wall to have it feel more cohesive and blend-y.

  • Throw some washi tape on a door for some fun

  • Rekey the exterior doors so they all match

  • Replace a knob that is dumb AF and won’t work right

  • Remove a door that is in the way and is unnecessary

  • Remove doors in a room where you want to incorporate the the closet, like to make it a place to have a desk or special storage

  • Replace wonky closet doors

  • Decorate or replace mirrored closet doors

  • Replace a door that would be much better with a window in it

  • Remove an unnecessary storm or security door

That should be enough for today. Have fun with that.