Boring interior door upgrades easier than expected

Boring interior door upgrades easier than expected

Most builders are creatures of habit and convenience when it comes to the selection of building materials for new homes. Unless a customer is pressing for something special, they will always go with the most affordable, easiest to find, tried, and true products for a home, and this is especially true when it comes to interior doors.

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In the 1970s, most builders used flush wood lauan doors with a clear clam shell casing in probably 90 percent or more of the homes constructed. These doors were plain, light in weight, and easy to hang but flimsy.

Many older people may have seen a lauan wood interior door in which a hole was punched through the top skin from a mad spouse. It was common to stain the doors and moulding to match the wood paneling on the wall, which created a drab and dark interior décor.

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