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ISO Ideas for Removing Exterior Doorway

Posted by Crinkle (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 31, 13 at 9:32

We just purchased a brick house built in the 1950's with an exterior door on every side. All these outside doors make for a choppy interior layout. I'm looking for ideas on how to reclaim some of the lost interior space. The ideal approach would be to close up the doorway, but we don't have any matching bricks to close off the exterior opening. I'd love to put up a faux exterior door, and then wall off the interior opening, but I can't seem to find any products for that. I'm looking for ideas or suggestions on how to approach this.

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RE: ISO Ideas for Removing Exterior Doorway

Where is the door located on the house? Back porch or side could be covered with some exterior storage cabinet or something like that.

RE: ISO Ideas for Removing Exterior Doorway

Going along with 8mpg, you could put a trellis on the outside "patch"; you can train vines up it or not, depending on what the trellis looks like.

RE: ISO Ideas for Removing Exterior Doorway

What about replacing with a window with a contrasting trim below that matches the rest of the house?

This is a bit overly fancy, but something similar:

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