When we began getting Pickering House ready for renovation, we saved dozens of old doors. The ones with historic value will be re-used as doors, but most aren’t old enough to justify jumping through hoops to get them to work in new openings. What to do with them?
Patty has a soft spot for doors and she is full of ideas! Through Patty’s home renovation business, Wentworth Style, she frequently re-purposes architectural pieces in new ways. Here are five ways she is thinking of using Pickering House’s old doors in the new inn:
Create headboards for beds
Use the doors as unique paneling on a wall in the new stairwell
Combine them with old windows to create an airlock at the front entrance
Use them (or portions of them) as cabinet fronts for built-in pantry cabinets
Top with glass and use them as a table top if they have beautiful wood after they are stripped
When we say that Pickering House Inn is going to be distinctive, we’re not kidding! Patty is looking forward to creating a comfortable, beautiful interior full of surprising accents that pay homage to Pickering House’s long history in Wolfeboro.