I’m sure you’ll think I’m just making extra work,
but this is really a pet-peeve~ to me.
Doors should open into the room they belong to.
(closets are the exception)
There’s a little problem with the LL bathroom. The room is small and square’ish with a chamfered entrance, and there’s not enough room for the door to open fully because of the toilet position. You have to step completely in the room -past the sink- to shut the door.
The trunk line to all the toilets forces that unfortunate upper corner “bump-out,” making it harder for bigger people to make the maneuver.
So just what I hate–has to happen—
the door has to open the wrong way!
Although I’m finished in the laundry room, I’m still working on other projects in the lower level, namely, giving a fresh coat of paint to everything.
Getting closer to the bathroom, I debated making this “correction.” Ughh–I’m here now and don’t really want to fix it and paint twice, soooooo. . . .
Basically, this is what happened—
- I removed the casing from both sides of the door,
- pulled any remaining brads,
- took the door off,
- pried out the door jamb–
- turned it around and re-installed it.
- Re-applied the door casing and door.
- Caulk, putty, sand, paint!
Simple enough tasks but, very time-consuming and tedious. I’m finishing the above #7 and still have to paint the stairwell.
I am sooo sick of going up and down stairs–have I told you how I’m only going to live in a 1-story house?
A couple of other issues need attention now too.
1) I have to turn the door knob around or someone’s gonna get locked in there! (who’s been misbehaving?) ; D
2) The floor was laid to the door’s original opening. Now it’s wrong and I’ll have to concoct some kind of correction/larger transition strip–’cause THIS looks terrible.