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Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors

Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors Author: Style At Home

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Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors

 

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Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors

Problem: We just moved into a new build and the interior doors are just builder’s standard

Instead of changing out all the doors in your new home, save some cash by painting them and switching out the handles. For a custom look, paint the door grooves a contrasting colour like in this photo.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Angus Fergusson Credits: Style at Home

Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors

Problem: We have beautiful floorboards in our new home, but they’re pretty scratched in the main hallway

No need to replace those beautiful floors – rent a buffer to reseal the hardwood and restore them to a slick shine. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, strip them down entirely and paint them in stripes or a herringbone pattern.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors

Problem: In the summer we love to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor, but sliding glass doors to the backyard don’t encourage that lifestyle

Make summer entertaining easier and invite the fresh air indoors by switching out those sliding doors with French doors that can stay swung open, or by installing a garage-style door that pulls up (and doubles as a shelter if it rains!).

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Andreas Trauttmansdorff Credits: Style at Home

Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors

Problem: Our loft space has open doorways, but we want a bit of privacy for the bedroom and a standard door won’t fit

Loft spaces rarely have standard door frames, so you’ll likely have to go custom. Look for sliding frosted glass doors or, for a more industrial look, opt for a sliding barn door.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Lisa Petrole Credits: Style at Home

Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors

Problem: Our new home has terribly dated stippled ceilings in some of the rooms

Give your home’s ceilings a timeless look by nailing white painted tongue and groove planks from wall to wall, making it more cottage chic than ‘80s lounge room.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michael Graydon Credits: Style at Home

Design solutions for your doors, ceilings and floors

Up next: 99 problems for foyers, stairs and hallways

Click "next slideshow" for our solutions to foyer, stair and hallway design problems.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Robin Stubbert Credits: Style at Home

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