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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Who Needs a Door Anyway

I have a bone to pick with the builder of our home.   Particularly regarding the door in my daughter's room.  You know the one.  It leads into the walk in closet?  Yes, about that.  Why on earth did you hang the door so that it swings into the room?  The centre of the room?  So that when I walk in and the closet door is open I am walking into a door sticking out of the wall.  Grrrrr!

I removed the door and hung a curtain and the problem is now solved but I'm still angry with you, builder.
This is the closet with the door already removed and you can see the bed on the right.  So if Olivia forgot to close her closet door she could lie in bed and admire the faux wood grain of the door.

 An Ikea curtain with a little trim sewn on and our little problem is solved.
Dear Builder, I don't expect you to start hanging cute curtains in your new home builds but please stop hanging doors to open into the middle of a room.  Kay?
 This is only 1 of 2 sets of curtains that were hung in this room.  Set 2 coming soon!

20 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh yes, the left-handed dyslexic builder. He built your house too? Every door in my house opens the wrong way. EVERY door. Not kidding, we've been on it for 7 years now....and my kids no longer have closet doors because they are too dumb to be believed (the doors not the boys - lol). I hear ya. NIce solution though and the piping is great.

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  2. My closet door opens into the closet and it wastes so much space in there. I wish it opened out to the bedroom. Also, I have one closet where I had the door switched so now it opens out in the room instead of taking up space in the closet. It was very inexpensive and gave me so much more storage room.

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  3. LOVE those! they look so much better!!! love the trim on them- it's perfect!

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  4. Cute!!! They look so great :-) I'm actually a fan of curtains on bedroom closets, but not for the reason you installed these ones! On the note of builders... well, maybe the one that built this home, you know, the one who framed in the closet 2" shallower than standard depth? Yah, that's the one. I'm thinking they tag-teamed to install, grab the money and run!

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  5. Hear me out, I'm usually not a fan of curtains replacing doors. I feel it cheapens the room....except in children's room. And this is darling! I love the ribbon trim!

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  6. That's definitely annoying! Great solution though.. it looks great! I'm sure she loves it:)

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  7. love the whimsy of it! But, i will admit, stupid door or not, I am still stuck on being envious of that size closet! Sorry, no sympathy to be had here. :)

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  8. Why, oh why, oh why don't they use POCKET DOORS for closets EVERY TIME?!?! WHY!?!?

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  9. You are so right .... I think you should hunt that builder down and show him what you made, he obviously needs help. I wonder what his house looks like..... possibly full of doors :-)

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  10. LOL, I just switched the door swing on my daughter's closet, blogged about it here http://adventures-in-diy.blogspot.com/2013/02/closet-door-mission-accomplished.html

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  11. Love the trim on the curtains! We had the same problem in one of our previous homes - seriously - don't they think before they install things? It's like light switches about 2 feet from the door frame!

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  12. You'd think they would know! But this solution is so sweet!

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  13. Not only is this a good solution, but a pretty one too. How awesome is that trim?!?!

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  14. Good thing you are so creative, I would have been stuck with that door for years!!

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  15. Workers should at least be monitored when it comes to building our dream house. Most of the time, if we don't closely monitor what they’re doing, we notice things are done incorrectly after they have turned over the house. Your alternative idea on putting curtains in exchange of the door is a brilliant idea. It lightens up the room and adds character to your daughter's bedroom.

    Sandra Ludwig

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  16. Outstanding curtain trims, I'll like to follow your concept.

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  17. Striking painting, I love it. Her expression is so well captured.
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  18. Every time I had something renovated or needed some construction, I usually hire a professional worker to do this for me, but I always tell my husband to watch what the worker's doing. Just to make sure that things are going smoothly. Anyway, your temporary solution for the door is really cool! It looks hip and appropriate for your daughter! Congratulations!

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