Hollow core doors are mostly used as internal doors for the basic purpose of enclosing a room. Sometimes, it may even look dull and out of place, especially if your house is big on its overall interior design. If you are looking for ways to improve your door, then this article will introduce to you some of the most simple and cheap innovations to your hollow core doors. Read on further to learn more about how to do this with your door.
Transformation #1: Creating a flat panel door
This one is very straightforward and can even be done while the door is hung, just make sure it is steady by propping something underneath it. You’ll need tape measure, medium-grit sandpaper, and ¼ plywood for the transformation, and paint equipment for the final look. Remove all detachable hardware such as knobs, latches, etc. for better accessibility. Decide on how many panels you’d prefer the door to have, measure accordingly, and then cut your plywood according to the width of your choice. For the sides, you can measure the total height of your door and then fit the horizontal strips as a division for the panels. Remember to provide the right holes for your door knobs and other hardware. Nail the wood to the door and use some filler to cover up the nails. Prime and paint with your desired colour.
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Transformation #2: Changing into a Dutch Door
This is also very straightforward, we will be cutting the door in half. Check where you want the cut to be. For convenience, you can choose to cut above or below the doorknob so you wouldn’t have to readjust holes and fill the gaps. Add hinges so the door won’t be askew, for both the top and bottom parts, make sure that they both have top and bottom hinges for stability. You could add extra locks and latches that can keep them in place especially when you need it closed.
Transformation #3: Customised sliding door
If you have a spare lying around, or you would simply like to change things up with your door, you can try repurposing your hollow core door as a sliding door. For this, you can search for Barn Door Hardware Kits online to select one that is both affordable and durable. Install the hardware on your wall and on your door, given the proper instructions from the product which you have bought. Afterwards, you can restyle with the colour and other hardware such as latches, locks, etc.
These innovations on your hollow core doors can surely transform the way you look at your home. It can make it look classic or contemporary, and what’s better is that it comes cheaper than a new door! Try one or more of the transformations and create a beautiful and inviting home!
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Wooden Window and Door Specialist
This article was written on behalf of Fortis & Hooke by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.