Want to quickly give your home a more elegant and modern touch without breaking the bank?
Upgrade those boring, flat panel, hollow core doors! Using the same technique for paneled doors above with a little ingenuity, she's able to pull off another expensive look the looks stunning in her entryway.
Over the last decade we’ve spent quite a bit of time and energy remodeling mid-century modern homes (MCMs).
We admire the original design of these homes and it’s always satisfying to breathe new life into them -allowing them to be useful, inspiring homes for another 50 or 60 years.
The windows are typically single pane and updating them to energy efficient double-pane windows does wonders to keep the heat in, lower the heating bill and solve that drafty problem.
Typically, MCM homes simply used “field-built windows”- that is, large inoperable panes of glass stopped-into place with wood trim.
Before we do hardwoods on the main floor, we want to take out the wall between the kitchen and dining room.Below are a few of our favorite DIY hollow core door makeovers that will look like you spent a fortune to upgrade. This project involves placing a layer of wood veneer down to get the stain to adhere to the door so it's a bit more of an investment but worth the effort.This entry was posted on Mon Mar 02 GMT 2015 and filed under DIY Tips.The materials and methods common in the 1950’s were distinctive and relatively consistent.Understanding these materials and methods helps determine the viability of a remodel and allows for a more straight-forward decision making process.Here is the entry on the day we moved in (taken from The ultimate vision for the entry is to update the front door (with something like this to let in more light), add medium-toned hardwood throughout the entire main floor to keep the floors consistent, simplify the banister, remove the carpet from the stairs and replace with wood, add bulkier white trim to the baseboards and around the doors.