How to add french doors & close in a wall

Hi everyone! I hope you've been enjoying this whole house renovation series so far! Today I'm back to share how we closed in the staircase wall and added french doors. In part 1 I showed how we built in the wall (and also reconfigured our staircase), so today is all about adding the french doors, drywall, texture, paint, and trim! Check out part one here. After our wall was framed out and our staircase was finished (check out our before and after staircase post here) it was time to get busy on the french doors. We purchased our french doors from Home Depot. We bought these … [Read more...]

Widening a single door to double doors in the hall closet

In addition to installing a new kitchen, we also widened two doorways; the game room and the hallway closet. I realized when going through photos that I never shared a before and after of the closet in the hall. Here is the hall before we widened the doorway. The closet is the first door on the left. And here it is open. The closet is very wide, but with only a single door, it made it much harder to utilize the space to the left and right. Our renovation consisted of us doing lots of demo work (to save money) and then our builder's team putting it all back together. Ben … [Read more...]

The doors and their knobs

I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Remember when I painted all my doors black? And I threw the gold door knobs away and my kids were forced to stuff scarves and t-shirts into the door knob holes for some privacy? Well, the door knobs arrived and they are all installed. And boy … [Read more...]