How We Customized Our Standard Bifold Door To Look Like Double Doors (For Less Than $25!)

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July 20, 2021

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  1. Bell says:

    Hi love this transformation, just wondering how did you adhere the dowels..just glue or with nails?

    • Danica says:

      Thank you! For this one I used nails and in another project I used wood glue and painters tape to hold them in place until the glue dried. So you can do either! I will say, nailing the dowels was a little harder because I had to get the angle of the nail perfect.

  2. duf says:

    The first picture of the bifold doors is not what you used but purchase the one panel bi fold door so will this work with the original doors to get this result, I am thinking not right?

    • Danica says:

      Hi Jeannie, Correct you would need a one or two panel bifold door to recreate this look exactly. But you can still add two knobs to any bifold door which does wonders in my opinion!

  3. ema says:

    This is brilliant! Just discovered your blog and love this project. Do you think it would work on a closet with a wider opening? Or would it start to look too busy with two sets of “doors”?

  4. amber says:

    Love it. Where are the handles/hardware from?

  5. bteamj says:

    This looks absolutely amazing!! I have a fairly wide closet with no doors, and would love to add some just like this :)I notice that most bifold doors have central hinges that show from the outside of the doors when they are closed… Did you do something to hide the hinge, or is a special type of hinge that isn’t visible?Thanks for the inspiration!!

    • Danica says:

      Thank you so much Jaime! The standard bifold door we purchased already had hinges that are only visible from the inside when closed! But to make them even less visible when open, we painted them the same color as our door.

  6. ally says:

    Hi, I love your closet makeover, can you tell me the inside dimensions please.

  7. lilly says:

    That would work perfect in my small bedroom with a closet that looks like the same size as yours! Where did you buy the door panels? I wanted to try to avoid shopping at a Home Depot or Lowes because when I read the reviews of whatever I see, even the expensive ones, seems like many complain about the quality. I have tried searching the internet for where I can buy closet doors and seems like only Home Depot or Lowes comes up as a result. Ugh.

    • Danica says:

      Hi Linda, We purchased ours from Menards and are very happy with the quality! I shared a direct link to the doors we purchased in the blog post above!

  8. laurde says:

    LOVE this! Question for you – does your bifold door require a track in the floor? Or does it operate just fine with one track above the doors?

    • Danica says:

      Thank you!! The bifold door we purchased only has a track above and works great! There’s one small hook that attaches to the bottom corner to balance the door.

  9. Jawilliams says:

    Hey Danica, this is a really really great idea. You are right, the 2 antique hardware pieces in the middle totally rock the illusion and are key. I also wanted to thank you for acknowledging the difficulty in fast design. It must be so hard as a blogger to feel that push to provide rapidly changing content in order to keep viewers’ attention. In an era of fast and convenient solutions, it’s no wonder that we latch on to fast design. The human brain loves the new and novel. Having something fresh and new is fun and exciting no matter what it is: decor, food, fashion etc. We can really get ourselves in trouble financially by frequently needing new or just rushing to fill space because the “undone” feels uncomfortable. I know when I’ve rushed, I’ve not been happy with the outcome. I’ve either had to make returns or worse, eat the cost. Slow design equates to a quality product that helps us stay within our value system. It really helps with designs that we are satisfied with for a very long time. It’s realistic, so I appreciate you for talking about it. It reminds me to be patient and let a room evolve. I don’t know how you translate that in the blog world, but I’ll be happy to watch the process. Thank you!!

    • Danica says:

      I second that! 🙂 And you said it exactly right, "the undone feels uncomfortable" so I know it’ll take time to retrain our brains to get used to it.

  10. kimberly says:

    wow!! So smart! Looks amazing!

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