Bedroom Doors

We added a two-story wing onto our house which in the downstairs is a kitchen.

The second floor addition from the inside at the end of 2013 when it was just being framed.
The second floor addition from the inside at the end of 2013 when it was just being framed.

The second floor above the kitchen is a walk-in closet and master bathroom attached to the master bedroom.

I can't wait to actually arrange the furniture on our porch.
The doors we just installed were #202 and #203. (Click to enlarge.)

I call it the master suite.

The door to the bathroom is a 6-panel door which opens toward the linen closet.
The door to the bathroom is a 6-panel door which opens toward the linen closet.

Last week while our friend was installing doors in the conservatory he also put doors in the master suite.

Although this is the door to the bathroom there is another opening to the left which enters the bathroom proper and makes it very private. (See floor plan.)
Although this is the door to the bathroom there is another opening to the left which enters the bathroom proper and makes it very private. (See floor plan.)

The bathroom door is a conventional 6-panel door which opens into the hall that enters the bathroom.

After removing the braces this double door was fragile; they almost broke the frame in half.
After removing the braces this double door was fragile; they almost broke the frame in half.

Like all the new closet doors, the walk-in closet has a set of Shaker-style double doors.

These closet doors will need knobs on both sides so we don't get trapped inside.
These closet doors will need knobs on both sides so we don’t get trapped inside.

On all the other closets the doors pull out but the master closet doors open in so they won’t take any room in the narrow hallway.

The bathroom door.
The bathroom door.

I am so happy to have these doors in place.

This little hallway is just off the master bedroom with another door (previously installed) to the main hall on the left.
This little hallway is just off the master bedroom with another door (previously installed) to the main hall on the left.

The difference is amazing and now that the weather has turned HOT we can close these doors and cool only the bedroom with our window air conditioner.

One door hanging tip I gave in the previous door post is to exchange the middle hinge screw that goes into the jamb with a long (3 inches) screw.
One door hanging tip I gave in the previous door post is to exchange the middle hinge screw that goes into the jamb with a long (3 inches) screw.

The afternoon sun hits the master closet and bathroom full on so closing these rooms gives us another buffer from the heat.

Next item: Door knobs and trim.

How do you keep cool in the summer?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “Bedroom Doors”

    1. We’re finally to the fun part — finishing details and décor. The building process seemed to last forever but in perspective I didn’t even expect the reno to start until 2015 so we’re ahead of the game. Jo

  1. Glad you’re keeping your cool. 😉 we actually still have not turned on our air conditioning. There were a couple of warm days, but we hung out in the basement where it is always cool. The nights are still cool enough that we can get by with a window fan and the ceiling fan.

    1. A couple of days were in the mid-90s. Now it’s cold (55 degrees) and rainy for the past week. The heat came on but I turned it off. Burning oil in June is not in my budget. Jo

    1. All these finishing details make such a huge change. I decided on this style of doors by searching blogs and Pinterest and I’m happy with them. Jo

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