I've always had issues with narrow doorways!
This one is our bedroom doorway... or I should say WAS our bedroom doorway.....
Last week the remodeling started on this doorway which is something I've wanted for a very long time! I could always envision a wider opening... kind of utilizing the hallway making it seem more a part of the bedroom. Well.....
.....mission accomplished! I could feel the difference in the room immediately as the doorway went from a mere 30 inches wide to a whopping 72 inches wide!!
Oh be still my heart! Never having to bump my elbows or struggle to get a piece of furniture ( which happens frequently around here LOL!) through that old narrow door!
I've also never been a fan of looooonnngggg narrow hallways... but ranch style houses usually come with them!
In this case it was a blessing... the long wall.... because it allowed space for this......
A HUGE 6+ foot rolling door! Yes... the beauty had to be custom built! Our talented carpenter Dan Borntrager did a great job on the construction and installation!
I held my breath as the guys carefully carried it through the doors
to it's new home on the bedroom door opening!
Using a burnished steel track and rolling hardware it works so slick! Rolls super smooth and quiet!
I probably won't keep it closed much... I am loving the more spacious feel!
We have more remodeling in the bedroom underway as I write.
Dave is tearing out the closets in there.... wait! I changed my mind several times on this idea due to a dire lack of closet space already in this house!!
But never fear...
a small bedroom directly across the hallway will become a big walk-in closet! But my printer, bolts of wool and all my pattern making supplies, file cabinets etc.... need to find a new home.
Don't worry... I've got it all figured out!
The extent of my "hair brained" ideas
never seems to end! LOL!
So carry on honey... the sooner you can get the old closet torn out..
the sooner I can paint, have Dan do a little remodeling to remove yet another door, install new laminate flooring and a few more changes can take place!
In the meantime.. I need to go check on the new rolling door!
And pick out a door handle!!
The fun begins!!