I’ve decided to replace some of the plain hollow core sliding closet doors in my house. The door frames are the standard 72 x 80” and I thought about reframing the closets with a new set of custom doors that open and shut, but that’s really costly, so instead I decided to swap out the sliding closet doors for basic bi-folds and customize them with molding and trim.
I was apprehensive at first since I’ve never been a huge fan of bi-fold closet doors, maybe it’s because I remember getting my finger caught in one as a kid, ouch! With no little kids to worry about in my abode, I went in search of inspiration, and there are several examples of attractive bi-fold doors.
I love the idea of starting with plain bi-fold doors purchased from a home improvement store and giving them a custom look with trim and pulls. If any of you have thought of doing the same, I rounded up some attractive bi-fold doors from around the web, many of these are projects where DIYers pulled off a custom look with a plain bi-fold door transformation.
It’s pricier to buy one instead of DIY, but these craftsman style bi-fold doors are attractive too.
Out with the old, in with the new! Aren’t these bi-fold doors much more attractive than the louvered bi-folds from decades past? The craftsman style can be created with trim fastened to plain bi-fold doors, or you could get creative with more modern geometric designs. These examples are a reminder it’s not too complicated for anyone who wants to DIY their own better looking bi-fold closet doors.