Hallway made dreary by dark doors

  • Dark stain for doors was popular 30 years ago, but Cynthia Porters of Rolling Meadows says now she would prefer a white finish.

    Dark stain for doors was popular 30 years ago, but Cynthia Porters of Rolling Meadows says now she would prefer a white finish.

  • The two-panel Roman interior door is a popular choice for homeowners who are updating.

    The two-panel Roman interior door is a popular choice for homeowners who are updating. Courtesy of HomeStory Doors Chicago

 
By Cynthia Porters of Rolling Meadows
Posted11/10/2019 6:00 AM

We got these doors about 30 years ago, back when dark wood was "in." The hallway is so long and looks so dark, it would be nice to lighten it up some.

Most of the closet doors are also finished in dark stain and some closets have sheets hanging over them. The woodwork is showing signs of distress and I don't know if I am ready to go with the white wood trim. Please help us to lighten up this house. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Design by HomeStory Doors Chicago

Expert: Missey Love, www.homestorydoors.com.

The current doors make the hallway look dark, closed in and outdated. By adding new white doors, it will totally transform your home by giving it a bright, new, crisp and clean, updated look.

Our signature series interior doors are beautifully designed doors, engineered to resist warping, shrinking and cracking and are sure to complement the decor in your home.

Suggestions

• We would recommenced either our two-panel square or two-panel Roman style doors. These are two of our most popular-selling doors. A two-panel interior door is a beautifully designed door -- stylish, elegant and built to last. It complements any decor.

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