Expanding Your Space: Rethink Your Doors

Expanding Your Space: Rethink Your Doors

Abby Stone
Aug 24, 2009

One of the easiest ways to make a small space feel larger is by making solid surfaces see through or open. One example of this, removing cupboard doors to expose open shelving, has become very popular in the kitchen as many of our recent Kitchn tours prove. But cupboards aren't the only place where rethinking doors works...

By removing the connecting door between your rooms or, in the case of a bedroom or bathroom replacing a solid door with a glass or glass inset door, you not only allow light to move easily from one room to another but create a sense of lightness, airiness and movement. The door between the living room and the kitchen was removed in our apartment even before we moved in. We can't even imagine how awkward a door here would look and how closed off it would make our home feel. Are there places in your home where you could remove the doors or replace them with a glass inset door?

[image: Better Homes & Garden; Abby's Cozy Boho]

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