Updating closet doors

We were SO excited about the transformation of Mike and April’s bedroom and could not believe how much bigger the space felt because it was much brighter!

[/tps_header] Using carved molding and/or flat trim to update doors makes for a fairly quick, simple, and inexpensive update to a flat door. The classic raised panel style will look wonderful in any home (tutorial from The Painted Drawer, here on Remodelaholic): While more detailed configurations will match a more modern style (tutorial from Driven by Decor, here on Remodelaholic): But you can use any combination, any style…and you can test any of these out by using painter’s tape on the door to make sure it’s balanced and looks like you want! some of these are shown unfinished so you can easily see the design.Instead of taking up precious wall space, use the closet doors to make a chalkboard for the kids.This creative set of closet doors is from designer and author Lauren Liess.Be sure to click over to each site for the finished look and details on how they did it!

6 panel design on bifold closet doors | Little Green Notebook basic 4 panel style | Sunnyside Up-Stairs standard 6-panel layout | Home Made Modern craftsman style door and trim | Hammer Like A Girl (tutorial is for the trim, but the salvaged door style could be DIYed, too) black 3 panel door | via Babble evenly spaced rectangle 4-panel door | For the Love of It board and batten style, on extra tall doors | Vintage Revivals classic full 5-panel doors | Jenna Sue Design — featured here on Remodelaholic 4-panel bifold closet doors | Burlap and Tin 5-panel bifold doors (turned French doors) | Wife in Progress featured here on Remodelaholic And any of these could be changed up by adding a second layer of trim for extra texture — via Our Old Abode Ready for more?

If you missed the FULL reveal of his room, be sure to check that out here!

Good design is all in the details, so what's a girl to do when faced with lackluster doors? Adding architectural upgrades reminiscent of a chic European pied-à-terre couldn't be easier.

When we first started planning this project, we walked around the room and asked Mike and April what they wished they could change and they shared how they weren’t in love with their closet doors.

They said that these doors felt way too dark for the space and because the dark doors took up almost an entire wall in the room, Mike and April felt the look outdated the whole room. Don’t get us wrong, having almost an ENTIRE WALL of closet space sounds amazing to us, but masking that storage with dark and outdated doors was ruining the aesthetic of the room and we were excited that Mike and April felt the exact same way.

Finally it was time for one our favorite parts of this project — adding this gorgeous hardware! The sleek, black hardware was the amazing finishing touch on this DIY project.