On Christmas Eve we received an email from our contractor: “I would like to order the doors on Thursday. I have a few questions. What door style are we trying to match, the six panel style on the basement door or the three panel style on the powder room? Also, what style casement would you like, ranch style which is just a smooth subtle curve or colonial which has more design to it? I cannot remember what you have in the house.”
The other doors in the house are a less-detailed, 3-panel variety.
But if the doors he’s talking about are the mudroom closet and pantry double doors it would be really nice if they went with the kitchen cabinet Shaker style doors. Our Shiloh cabinet doors are the “Homestead” model. Very simple.
And the trim in the house is very basic. I would call it ranch style.
So that’s what we’ll go with.
Some day we might want to upgrade. The oldest part of our second floor (built in 1946) has very simple but effective 1 by 4 trim around the windows.
I also touched on another trim detail in my response email: trim around the new large openings in the master bedroom, conservatory, and kitchen.
I would love these to be trimmed up with lovely custom molding something like the ones here. Wouldn’t that look spectacular?
How do you decide on things like doors? They all look alike until you need to pick one, n’est-ce pas?