We’ve had these ugly bifold doors in our kitchen for years but were never able to change them because the closet has to be vented.
Last year I finally found an idea to upgrade them that would work. Old pantry doors used to have designs cut into them for venting baked goods. Inspo pic: Frances Loom
I found a nice set of shaker style bifold doors at the home improvement store. These had the look I wanted so I decided I could make the designs myself.
I made a template out of cardboard with my own design that would better fit onto these bifold doors. I used circles because they'd be the easiest to drill.
I used a round hole saw drill bit and drilled the decorative holes into the doors. These particular doors are hollow core so they were easy to drill through.
After I got one done, I couldn't wait to hang it up to see how it looked. It's unbeliveable what a difference this made!
For closets that have to be ventilated for appliances, I have never seen another option for doors other than the shuttered type. Which is why I had to get creative!
I'm so happy with how these turned out and it was easier than I expected. You can see all the details via the link below!