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5 ways to turn a hollow core door into more

By emily.bailey

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

5 ways to turn a hollow core door into more

Want to give those hollow core doors a much-needed upgraded? Check out these DIY tips and tricks to personalize your doors and match your style.

 

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Want to give those hollow core doors a much-needed upgraded? Check out these DIY tips and tricks to personalize your doors and match your style. The best part? Each of these door makeovers look like they cost a fortune, even though you’ll know better. Opportunity is knocking! Do more with that door.

1. BEADBOARD DOORS

Beadboard doors work for almost any style of home. Get this simple tutorial from The Shanks, who used beadboard wallpaper to achieve the look they wanted. At 1/3 the price of actual beadboard, it’s worth thinking about.
 

Brittany, the Pretty Handy Girl, used molding and beadboard panels to dress up the hollow, flat doors of a rental property. She opted for panels instead of wallpaper to stand up to the rigors of rentals.
 

2. PANEL DOORS FOR EVERY BUDGET

This step-by-step tutorial from Jenna Sue Design Company takes a plain slab door and turns it into a five-panel door. It looks like a million bucks but only costs $12! The black paint gives her doors an extra luxurious appeal, too. For a flawless paint job, be sure to check out these door painting tips and tricks.
 

Create the illusion of raised panels with this quick and affordable tutorial from Lowe’s. The raised panels add dimension and elegance to plain, flat doors. With just a few supplies and a short amount of time, you can create a classic look you'll enjoy for years to come.
 
This rejuvenation of an old, synthetic closet door is a little more involved, but you can’t deny the beautiful, rustic look achieved by adding veneer and authentic details. To learn how to make it happen, here’s Cassity from Remodelaholic.
 

3. PANEL MOLDING

If you’re comfortable with more advanced tools and techniques, This Old House put together a detailed tutorial on adding panel molding to dress up a hollow core door. We’re talking a transformation from slab door to grand entranceway.
 

4. BARN DOOR

In her ongoing adventures of creating a home one project at a time, Christina from Christina’s adventures repurposed the hollow core door in her kitchen in a truly unique way. Using some imagination, careful planning and little know-how, she turned it into a sliding barn door – adding privacy while taking up minimal space.
 

5. OPEN POSSIBILITIES

The finishing touch of any door makeover is choosing the right hardware. Schlage door hardware is easy to install and offers a wide selection of styles, trim and finishes that give your door a whole new look.
 

For more hollow core door inspiration, check out "How to make your hollow core doors look expensive when you’re on a budget". Don't forget to show us your hollow core door upgrades on Facebook and Instagram.
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