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I am installing a new pre-framed bedroom door in my condo. The woodwork in the bedroom is stained, but the woodwork in the adjoining hallway is painted white. I have read that it is okay to stain one side of the door and paint the other. If I do this, should the door frame be stained or painted? Thanks!

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Hello,
Why not stain the jamb woodwork (threshold)for an easy transition.  Paint the frame in the hallway to match the door.  Stain the frame in the bedroom to match the door. You're right to maintain consistency in each area.

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Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID

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Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID

Expertise

Whole house interior space planning and decorating; kitchen layout, and design trends; residential themed environments; selecting furnishings and accessories for your lifestyle.

Experience

12 years experience as an interior designer, FIDER graduate and business owner for 5 years. Speciality area: residential interior designer, NKBA certified kitchen designer, and home office designer

Organizations
ASID, NKBA

Publications
Homes of Color magazine, Las Vegas Life magazine, Tucson Home and Garden magazine.

Education/Credentials
B.A. Interior Design, Marymount University, Arlington, VA
Website: www.lifestyledesigninteriors.com

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