DIY Door: 4 Creative Home Projects

Published February 10, 2015
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In the spirit of eco-friendliness and great design, we’ve found some fresh ways to repurpose old doors and make the most of the ones already in your home. Customize these DIY door projects to fit your style and house.

1.) Create a Window

 The window behind this bench was once an unattractive door. Image Courtesy of HGTV

HGTV innovated a way to swap an unneeded door for a window using some building materials and woodwork. Try this project over the weekend, preferably during weather that you won’t mind letting in while the window is completed.

If you love the functionality but find this project looks too extensive to complete, consult with a windows and doors professional like Lake Washington Windows & Doors to make it happen with less effort.

2.) Fashion a Headboard

Image Courtesy of Country Living

Image Courtesy of Country Living

Up the eco-friendly factor on a home improvement endeavor by saving the old door and turning it into a headboard for a master, guest, or child’s room. If you’re not replacing a door at this time, shop for a free or inexpensive door to complete this design project. Easily personalize the style of the headboard by selecting one or more paint colors and following these instructions by Country Living.

3.) Build a Shelf

Image Courtesy of Refresh Style

Image Courtesy of Refresh Style

Try this idea from Refresh Restyle next time you need a new indoor or outdoor organizational piece. This door-turned-shelf can fit décor ranging from cottage to urban, depending on the styles of door, wood, and finish chosen.

4.) Decorate a Door

Image Courtesy of Love and Life at Leadora via Home Stories A to Z

Image Courtesy of Love and Life at Leadora via Home Stories A to Z

Spice up current design without committing to a big DIY project or needing to acquire an old door. Whether a door is new or old, interior or exterior, it can make a statement with unique decorations like umbrellas or initials. Explore 36 Creative Front Door Decor Ideas from the blogger behind Home Stories A to Z.

Which of these ideas inspires you to change up your interior or exterior design? Rather than upgrade a door to a window, imagine which rooms would benefit from additional or larger windows. It is never too late to add light and space with a new window. Ask us about the options that work for your home.

About Lake Washington Windows & Doors

Lake Washington Windows & Doors is a licensed general contractor specializing in replacement window products, replacement doors, and home siding replacement. Our service area extends throughout the Greater Seattle area, including Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent, Renton, Woodinville and more. The professional team at Lake Washington Windows has more than 100 combined years of window, door and siding experience, so you can rest assured that we can recommend the best solution for your home and budget. Contact us online to request an appointment or inquire about products and services.

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