Our Hunt for Reclaimed Doors

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The basement remodel is well underway and things are moving along according to plan. In the meantime, we’re on the hunt for reclaimed doors.

We designed the new laundry room to have plenty of space for folding and storage. That said, we didn’t wan’t to steal too much real estate from the rest of the basement. The goal is to maximize the space inside the laundry room without taking away from the adjacent playroom. To do that, we knew that a sliding door would be the best way to go.

Originally, we planned to follow a DIY barn door tutorial on Pinterest. After days of searching, I’d had no luck finding what I was looking for. I wanted something with a glass window. So, we figured that we could save some money and time by finding and fixing up a reclaimed door.

Luckily for us, there is a vintage door store in our area. The store is packed full (literally!) of doors from old historic homes and executive buildings. I found the perfect door within minutes. It does need some work but it’s exactly what I had in mind and at only $65, we can’t go wrong!

We also found a wood front door that will better match our new garage doors, and two matching wood doors that we plan to use for a special project down the road.

Cost Breakdown for Reclaimed Doors

Laundry Door                               $65
Front Door                                    $75
Special Project Doors                 $40 each

Total                                              $220

For four solid wood doors, I think we did pretty well. We definitely would have spent more on lumber and materials if we had gone ahead with making them ourselves. And! Each of our new reclaimed doors has a story to tell.

I’ll be back next week with another basement update. Check out our other basement remodel posts here and here in the meantime.



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