We were thrilled when Remodelista contacted us about using images we’d posted some time ago of an essential design trick we’d used throughout the Laboratory’s renovation: replacing the squat 6’6″ doors with tall, eight-footers. Their strong vertical lines make our lowish 8’2″ ceilings look higher. Check out our images on Remodelista. In the meantime, here are a couple of extras, showing ‘before’ and ‘after’.
Here are the original entranceway closets, with Scott McFarlane, who had the inspired idea to swap out the low doors for tall ones to create an optical illusion that makes you simply NOT notice that the ceilings are low.
…and what they began to look like “after” (the squat entrancedoor on the right shows the difference; there’s nothing we can do to change that):
Here’s a closer look at the bathroom hallway “before” when the original owner was still living in the apartment (and I was just imagining buying it):
Not only did the new doors make the ceiling appear higher, they allow me to access stored items easily right up to the ceiling:
The tall doors generally give the space a sleeker, more spacious feel (despite the lowish windows and entrance door):
For additional images, check out the office sliding wall cleverly made of tall doors.